Introducing our low vision help program at no cost to Oceanport Residents!
For many of us, low vision is a fact of life as we age. However, it does not have to be a limiting factor in the quality of your life.
3 Organizations That the Oceanport Lions’ Club Works Closely With…
For many of us, low vision is a fact of life as we age. However, it does not have to be a limiting factor in the quality of your life. The Oceanport Lions’ Club is on a mission to help every Oceanport resident that requires assistance with low vision issues. Listed below are 3 organizations that the Oceanport Lions’ Club works closely with and admires the work they do to help the people with low vision issues. The New Jersey Blind Citizens Association has done tremendous work helping people with low vision or blindness issues. One unique offering of the NJBCA is their CCTV, a device that magnifies text or documents on a large television screen so they could easily be read by low vision individuals. To purchase a new CCTV would cost over $3000 but thanks to the NJBCA, you can rent this device for an entire year for only $150.00.
If you or someone you know requires low vision assistance, please let us know. We want to do everything we can to improve the quality of life for you and all other citizens of Oceanport. Feel free to contact Lion John M. Bonforte Sr. with any questions you may have.
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About the New Jersey Blind Citizens Association
New Jersey Blind Citizens Association- What We Offer: Adapting to vision loss is a journey. Our mission is to enhance quality of life and the visually impaired through education, socialization, and fostering an environment of hope and purpose. Our offers include:
- Art instruction- personal creations using different mediums, sculpting, painting, beading, carving, and
- Crochet, weaving, knitting, blankets, scarves, hats, teddy bears- all created by our participants. Some for
personal use and others donated to charities.
- Peer, and Family Support- In case of deteriorating vision or loss, adjusting to lifestyle changes can be
difficult. Participants of this program along with their families meet once a month.
- Special interest activities and trips to local events, restaurants, and venues.
- NJBCA Eye Center- here you will find a great collection of blind and low vision aids and info designed to
help you or a loved one regain independence.
- CCTV’s- Magnification devices that allow those with vision impairment to view bills, read papers, and
For more info contact:
18 Burlington Ave.
Leonardo, NJ 07737
New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Provides services in the areas of education, employment, independence and eye health through informed choice and partnership with persons who are blind or visually impaired, their families and the community. Lighthouse International – Founded in New York City in 1905, Lighthouse International is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving vision and to providing critically needed vision and rehabilitation services to help people of all ages overcome the challenges of vision loss. Through clinical services, education, research, and advocacy, the Lighthouse enables people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives. For more info, please contact Amy Lucas.
NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
100 Daniels Way
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (862) 373-0895
Fax: (732) 308-4104
New Jersey State Library Talking Book and Braille Center
The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) provides free public library service to New Jersey residents of all ages who cannot easily read standard printed materials due to a visual impairment, physical handicap or a learning disability.
Oceanport Lions’ Club Eyeglass Recycling Program
Lions Clubs International is one of the world's largest service club organizations. Its 1.4 million members, 47,000 local clubs globally, which Oceanport Lion’s Club is one of, are dedicated to bettering the quality of life for the disabled, the poor, the sick, and the aged. The motto of Lions Clubs International is “WE SERVE,” and Lions live this motto with enthusiasm.
For many years our annual scholarship has been made available to a high school student who resides in Oceanport or is the son, daughter, or grandchild of an Oceanport Lion member in good standing and planning to further their education by attending a college or university. Our application has prioritized academic achievement, SAT/ACT scores, school activities, community service, and a TYPEWRITTEN essay of 500 words or less.
In 2022, you will see some changes to our application criteria that will further prioritize service and activities and allow for the inclusion of family responsibilities as a consideration of community service or activities a student is involved in. Our application will still collect all the information it always has, but with a different approach to evaluation and weighting. The application will also be open to students furthering their education through alternatives such as trade or vocational schools.
Our goal is to make this scholarship opportunity more inclusive and consider more students who could benefit from our $1000 grant, which may not have considered applying. Service is our priority and is demonstrated in many ways by young adults, and we want to evaluate more of them!
Applications may be obtained from your Guidance Counselor or downloaded at Oceanport Lions Club Scholarship Application.
For additional information, please get in touch with your high school scholarship counselor first, or you may contact Mark Barreca, Lions Club Scholarship Committee Chair, at (201) 563-2948 or at email@example.com. Our club is excited to see this year’s candidates!