According to World Health Organization, “An estimated 253 million people live with vision impairment: 36 million are blind and 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment.”  Georgia has 145,700 working-age individuals who are blind or have vision impairments.  58% of visually impaired working-age adults (non-institutionalized) are unemployed – all because they lack the vital skills needed to live an independent and vibrant life.

The need for VRS’ services is great.  Everyone may not be aware that vision rehabilitation is NOT covered by insurance.  You can break a hip or have a heart attack and rehab; but if you lose your vision there is no paid rehabilitation available.

There are times when VRS does not have a funding source to meet the needs of a client’s request.  Fundraising events and direct donations allow VRS to place funding where it is most needed.  Donations and sponsorships help us cover this gap in funding.

We also have ongoing support groups and client activities where volunteers are needed.  So, please review what’s coming up and check back often as we update the list.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Oct
9
Tue
Eye2i Support Group visits Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS) @ Vision Rehabilitation Services to GLASS
Oct 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Meet at the VRS office (3830 South Cobb Dr. ste 125, Smyrna GA 30080) on September 10, 2018 at 10:30am to depart via CCT Para-transit at 11:30am to arrive downtown by 12pm for a tour of GLASS. 
Please bring a snack or lunch with you, as we will be downtown until 2pm. 
We will depart from downtown to arrive back to the VRS office by 2:30pm-3pm, where you will take your own forms of transportation home.
CCT has informed us that it is easier for all of us to depart/arrive together to and from VRS for this field trip.  The total cost for this trip is $8.00. $4.00- going downtown and $4.00- coming back to Smyrna.
Oct
13
Sat
Spooktacular Chase 10K & 5K @ Historic Powder Springs
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm


Spooktacular ChaseRegister today for Spooktacular Chase 10K/5K , a Halloween themed, AJC Peachtree qualifying Chase through historic Powder Springs! All proceeds of this 10th annual event support the life-changing services provided by Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia (VRS) to individuals of all ages who are blind or visually impaired across 31 counties of North Georgia. Get those broom sticks and costumes ready!

Both the 10k and 5k are certified courses again this year!! You can use your time when registering for the Peachtree Road Race for placement in the corrals!!

10K Start at 8:00 AM   |   5K Start at 8:15 AM in Historic Powder Springs

Click here for more details.

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