BESB: Vision Loss Support Groups

VISION LOSS SUPPORT GROUPS

(listed by geographic location)

Key:

NFB     –  chapter meeting of National Federation of the Blind

LIONS –  affiliated with Lions Clubs International

BESB   –  Board of Education and Services for the Blind

VA       –  facilitated by the Veteran’s Administration

IND     –  Independent

BLOOMFIELD

(BESB)

Bloomfield Senior Center

330 Park Avenue, Bloomfield  06002-1964

Contact:  Andrea Giudice, 860-573-2198

• Meets fourth Friday of each month 10:00 a.m. to noon

BRANFORD

(NFB)

First Congregational Church

1009 Main Street, Branford  06405-3729

Contact:  Al Daniels, 203-488-7348

• Meets third Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

COLCHESTER

(IND)

Colchester Senior Center

95 Norwich Avenue, Colchester  06415-1230

Contact:  Irene Watson, 860-537-3911

• Meets third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

DANBURY

(LIONS)

Danbury Senior Center

10 Elmwood Place, Danbury  06810-7801

Contact:  Tom Nolan, 203-775-2762

• Meets third Monday of each month

(NFB)

Olive Garden Restaurant

36 Backus Avenue, Danbury  06810-7329

Contact:  Chris Kuell, 203-730-8884

• Meets every second month at present – call for time

EAST HARTFORD

(NFB)

Saint Elizabeth Manor

41 Applegate Lane, East Hartford  06118-1207

Contact:  Marie Beaulier, 860-569-6436

• Meets third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

FAIRFIELD

(IND)

Fairfield Senior Center

100 Mona Terrace, Fairfield  06824-6493

Contact:  Trish Simmons, 203-256-3125

• Meets second Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m.

FARMINGTON/UNIONVILLE

(LIONS)

Farmington Senior Center

321 New Britain Avenue, Unionville  06085-1224

Contact:  Jean Festa, 860-675-2390

• Meets third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

GLASTONBURY

(IND)

Riverfront Community Center

300 Welles Street, Glastonbury  06033-2095

Contact:  Janine Fieldler, 860-652-7638

• Meets third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

HARTFORD

(NFB)

Capital Community College

950 Main Street, Room 211, Hartford  06103-1234

Contact:  Betty Woodward, 860-529-2654

• Meets third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

MANCHESTER

(IND)

Manchester Senior Center

549 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester  06040-3732

Contact:  Sue Bernstein, 860-647-3211 or 647-5263

• Meets every second Monday at 10:00 a.m.

MILFORD

(NFB)

Fowler Memorial Building

45 New Haven Avenue, Milford  06460-3308

Contact:  Rich McGaffin, 203-937-5441

• Meets third Saturday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

(IND)

Milford Senior Center

9 Jepson Drive, Milford  06460-3270

Contact:  Eileen Turow, 203-877-5131

• Meets second Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

NEWINGTON

(VA)

VA Connecticut Healthcare System

Building 2E, 3rd Floor, White Room

555 Willard Avenue, Newington  06111-2631

Contact:  Sarah Bowman, 203-937-3407

• Open to non-veterans

• Meets first Thursday of each month

NEW MILFORD

(IND)

New Milford Senior Center

40 Main Street, New Milford  06776-2844

Contact:  Lorraine Kelley, 860-355-6075

• Meets third Monday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

NORWALK

(NFB)

Church Without Walls

16 Isaac Street, Norwalk, CT

Contact: John Padilla, 203-325-4695

          • Meets second Saturday of each month at 12:30 p.m.

NORWICH

(IND)

Rose City Senior Center

8 Mahan Drive, Norwich  06360-2426

Contact:  Michael Wolak, 860-889-5960

• Meets first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

PLAINVILLE

(NFB)

Plainville Public Library

56 Main Street, Plainville  06062-1953

Contact:  Gary Allen, 860-589-2241

• Meets second Saturday of each month at noon

SHELTON

(IND)

Crosby Commons

580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton

Contact: Mary Ann Milano, 203-225-5018

 

SOUTHBURY

         (IND)

         Heritage Village Meeting House

         1 Heritage Way, Southbury  07688-1581

         Contact:  Joan Glenn, 203-264-3058

• For Heritage Village residents only

• Meets first Wednesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

STAMFORD

(NFB)

Stamford Hospital, Medical Library Conference Room

30 Shelburne Road, Stamford  06905-3628

Contact:  Julie Hetfield, 203-353-8095

• Meets second Saturday of each month 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. September through June

STAMFORD

(IND)

Stamford Jewish Community Center

1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford  06905-2521

Contact:  Connie Cirillo Freeman, 203-487-0983

• Meets third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

STORRS- MANSFIELD

(IND)

Mansfield Wellness Center

303 Maple Road, Storrs Mansfield  06268-2061

Contact:  Kevin Grunwald, 860-429-3315

• Meets second Monday of each month 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

WEST HARTFORD

(IND)

Elmwood Community Center

1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford  06110-2413

Contact:  Andrea Giudice, 203-573-2198

• Meets first and third Wednesdays of each month at 10:00 a.m.

WEST HAVEN

(VA)

VA Connecticut Healthcare System 

Building 2, 6th Floor

950 Campbell Avenue, West Haven  06516-2770

Contact:  Sarah Bowman, 203-937-3407

• Open to non-veterans

• Meets second Tuesday of each month

WINDSOR

(BESB)

Bd of Education & Services for the Blind

184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor  06095-4536

Contact:  Priscilla Williams, 800-842-4510, ext. 4113

• Meets first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

 

Statewide

(NFB)

The National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut (NFBC), a State Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind  (NFB) offers advocacy, support groups, scholarships, resource information and referral services to people who are blind.  Anyone who is blind, visually impaired or anyone interested in blindness may join the NFBC. For more information, contact their office by mail at NFBC, 477 Connecticut Boulevard, Suite 217, East Hartford, CT 06108, by email at info@nfbct.org or by phone at (860) 289-1971.

(IND)

The Connecticut Council of the Blind, a State Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind offers advocacy and information.  Anyone who is blind, visually impaired or anyone interested in blindness may join CT-CCB.  For more information about monthly telephone conference calls and the work that CT-CCB does, contact Ellen M. Telker, (203) 877-4108, or send an e-mail to connecticutcounciloftheblind@gmail.com

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