Greater Boston Guild for the Blind

General Information

Greater Boston Guild for the Blind
1980 Centre Street
Boston Massachusetts 1 02132-0002
(617) 323 5111
OHearna@jgb.org
http://www.gbgb.org/

Brief Description

GBGB is a subsidiary of The Jewish Guild for the Blind. Comprehensive Adult Day Health Program (ADH) provides nursing supervision, medication management, health education, social work services, vision rehabilitation, therapeutic activities, transportation, and a hot meal. Computer Training provided in GBGB's Adaptive Technology Center includes individual assessment of skills and training needs, and individual or group instruction on adaptive equipment and software. Low vision clinic provides eye examinations, low vision evaluation, prescription and training in use of low vision devices.

Staff

Annemarie Mark OHearn, Vice President Administration and Planning, OHearna@jgb.org, 617 323 5111 ext.121

Services Offered

  • Community Outreach Programs
    • Provides group diabetes and vision loss prevention education programs to seniors who have, or are at risk for a vision impairment. Education includes ways to prevent or manage diabetes through nutrition and exercise. Information is also given on types of vision loss, techniques and devices to help people with vision loss to remain independent and safe at home, and on low vision services available in the community. Workshops are also available for those who care for or work with visually impaired people in the community, in all settings.

  • Health Services
    • Provides preventive nursing care.

  • Information and Referral
    • Collaborates with other blindness, aging and health care providers.

  • Low Vision Devices
    • Prescribes and supplies low vision devices.

  • Services for Seniors
    • Comprehensive Adult Day Health Program (ADH) provides nursing supervision, medication management, health education, social work services, vision rehabilitation, therapeutic activities, transportation, and a hot meal. Computer Training provided in GBGB's Adaptive Technology Center includes individual assessment of skills and training needs, and individual or group instruction on adaptive equipment and software. Low vision clinic provides eye examinations, low vision evaluation, prescription and training in use of low vision devices.