Good Works Wednesday: November 17, 2021

Good Works Wednesday

A newsletter celebrating ASB progress, programs and people


At Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we work every day to help individuals build skills and gain access to the information, experiences and resources they need to live the lives they wish to lead. We are an agency for anyone, anywhere on the vision loss continuum and offer education, training, community-based enrichment opportunities and referrals to help them achieve their individual goals.


FRIDAY: ASB’s Speaker Series

Every week ASB welcomes professionals to speak with participants about topics such as health and welfare, insurance and finances, legal assistance and much more! This week, participants can join us on Friday, November 19 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. for a session on the Carousel House, a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facility for people living with disabilities in the area. 
 
If any of the participants you work with are interested in signing up for this session, please contact our Director of Participant Engagement and Outreach, Lexi Jones, at ajones@asb.org or at 267-551-0561.


ASB is sharing the events below as a courtesy to ASB participants. These are non-ASB events. Please be mindful of any requirements, including COVID-19 requirements, that may apply.


FREE Transportation to Vaccine Appointments

The City is coordinating with Lyft and SEPTA CCT to provide FREE rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Philadelphia residents 65 and older and those with access or functional needs. If any of the participants you work with are eligible and interested in this resource, they can reach out to the Ride Access Hotline at 215-586-306 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.


DECEMBER 3: Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind FREE Blindness and Diabetes Webinar

On December 3 from 12 – 4 p.m., participants can join Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind to discuss blindness and diabetes with expert presenters. This FREE, live webinar will include presentations from health care providers, diabetes experts and leaders in the blind community. Review the full agenda below.

  • Welcome at 12:00 p.m.
  • Diabetes and Nutrition at 12:15 p.m. – Abbie Chesterson
  • Diabetic Retinopathy at 12:45 p.m. – Dr. Denise Gallagher, MD
  • Real-World Solutions to Diabetes at 1:15 p.m. – Kim Ladd
  • Diabetes Policy and Insurance Coverage at 1:45 p.m. – Sherry Pablo
  • 10-Minute Break at 2:15 p.m.
  • Medication and Devices at 2:30 p.m. – Dr. Jason Barrett, PharmD

Participants can register here and visit www.AccessiblePharmacy.com or call 215-799-9900 for more information. If any of the participants you work with are unable to attend, they can still register to receive access to the webinar audio and video in their inbox!