DENVILLE, N.J., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The New Jersey Foundation for the Blind (NJFFB) is pleased to announce it has moved to a new location at 155 Morris Avenue, Suite 2 in Denville, NJ (973-627-0055), just a mile from the former Diamond Spring Road location. The new location will serve as the administrative and program center for NJFFB and is better suited to offer new conveniences and programs to the more than 118,000 vision impaired residents of New Jersey* helping them adjust to vision loss, acquire independent living skills and build physical and emotional wellness to carry them through every part of their lives.
Primary attributes of the new space are its first floor access and an outdoor fenced in area for al fresco activities such as lunches and horticultural programs. The facility also boasts features including a large auditorium for group activities such as yoga and drumming; a commercial kitchen for teaching cooking skills; spacious rooms for art and pottery and quiet spaces for iPad-iPhone trainings. Those interested in learning more about NJFFB programs can subscribe to the quarterly newsletter at www.njffb.org
"We are thrilled that our new office and program center will allow us to better achieve our mission by expanding our reach to surrounding communities and offering more programs and classes to the fast-growing population of those with vision loss living in New Jersey," said Kris Marino, Executive Director of NJFFB. We believe our program participants and students are sure to enjoy the new space and offerings. As we settle into our new home, we look forward to announcing further programs and activities designed to help the vision loss community live a full and meaningful life."
*In New Jersey, over 118,000 residents are vision impaired, nearly 34,000 of whom are blind. New Jersey's age 40 and older population exhibits an above-average prevalence of vision impairment and blindness; 2.93% compared to the national average of 2.8%. Source: National Eye Institute
NJFFB is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization which provides the emotional support and practical training to help adults who become blind or visually impaired return to a full and meaningful life: adjust to vision loss, acquire independent living skills and regain their physical and mental health. www.njffb.org
NJFFB is New Jersey's only non-residential, comprehensive vision rehabilitation center serving the NJ vision-loss community for over 30 years with advanced classes and wellness programs. Individuals can access essential and advanced classes in home management, assistive technologies and orientation and mobility. Wellness programs include art, yoga, fitness, Tai Chi Chih, African drumming and horticultural therapy, among others. Small group classes using adult learning strategies make the program an innovative, effective and friendly learning environment.
SOURCE New Jersey Foundation for the Blind