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CONTACT: Sylvia Perez, LVIB 727-815-0303
PORT RICHEY, FL – Dec. 17, 2017 – The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind has received another generous grant from the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring to cover the cost of an Independent Skills Living program to be provided to a group of up to 10 Pasco County adults and seniors. The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring is a charitable, non-profit organization that helps to fund programs for children, families and individuals in need and at risk, living in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. This is the third grant received from the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring, which is both humbling and exciting. The check was presented at an Independent Living Skills Program graduation held yesterday. This group of graduates are now ready to safely cook during the holidays!
The Lighthouse’s Independent Living Skills Program helps adults and seniors who are visually impaired or blind with acquiring the adaptive skills and technical devices they need so they are able to live safely in their homes, care for their families, and take care of their basic needs. Vision loss can result in emotional and physical isolation and injury, and for those of working age, it can lead to unemployment. Adults and seniors who experience vision loss often become isolated as a result of the inability to drive, read, or use the telephone adequately. In addition, they often experience health issues or unsafe situations due to difficulties shopping, preparing meals, managing medication, and many are prone to falling. To learn more about the Lighthouse, please visit www.lvib.org.
The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring was formally organized in 2005 after a long history of informal community giving. The Foundation started by helping 5 local non-profit organizations, and now has assisted 135 organizations in Pasco and Hillsborough counties with over $2.5 million in funding. The Lighthouse appreciates the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring’s assistance with the Independent Living Skills program that provides much needed services to adults and seniors who are visually impaired and blind living in Pasco County. To learn more about the Florida Medical Clinic Foundation Of Caring, please visit www.fmcfoundationofcaring.org.