Gant Daily: Social Worker to Discuss Visual Services at Clearfield Center

CLEARFIELD,Pa. – Autumn Guido, a social worker with the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services of the state Department of Labor & Industry, will speak at the Clearfield Center for Active Living on Oct. 22.

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Beginning at 11 a.m., Guido will discuss various services available through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. The mission of the bureau is to assist persons with visual impairments to secure and maintain independence.

The bureau assists those with progressive eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and retinitis pigmentosa. Other conditions include loss of vision due to a stroke or retinal detachment that causes significant limitations.

Their services are available to children and older individuals in achieving safety and independence through vision enhancement services, advocacy, counseling, information and referral and assistive technology.

Additionally, the bureau offers vocational rehabilitation to eligible individuals who need services to prepare for or retain employment.

No reservations are needed for the program; however, those wishing to have lunch after the program are asked to make a reservation the day before by calling the center at 814-765-9319.

The center is in its new location at 116 S. Second St. in Clearfield. Information on this and other programs, meals and activities is available by calling the Clearfield Center or visiting the CCAAA Web site at

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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