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Tell Congress It's Time for Medicare to Cover Low Vision Devices!

Recently, the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) called upon organizations from throughout the vision loss community to formally endorse a petition to Congress urging law makers to extend Medicare coverage to low vision devices. The response has been overwhelming and groups continue to voice their support. But they also heard from many individuals from around the country asking for the opportunity to participate. Now you can!

Join AFB's petition and tell Congress that it's time to end the failure of America's national Medicare system to cover low vision devices!

Sign the online petition.


Kevin Snow at Tandemonium 2014
AVRE employee, Kevin Snow, dons a 2014 Sochi Winter Games sweater. The sweater was shared with us by Kim Seevers, the sighted ski guide for paralympian Stacy Mannella.

We serve people with vision disabilities in twelve counties - Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Otsego, Schuyler, Tioga and Tompkins in New York and Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga in Pennsylvania! If you or someone you know might benefit from our services, call us at
(607) 724-2428.

AVRE's New Event!

Nine at Night logoJoin us on September 13th for a new and exciting fundraising event! Nine at Night is a nine hole golf tournament played by the light of the moon - and a glow in the dark golf ball! The event will be held at the Chenango Commons Golf Course in Chenango Bridge and food and drink will be provided by McGirk's Irish Pub. Get more information and reserve your spot!


2014 Joslin Award Nominee

Jason EvansJason Evans has been chosen as AVRE's 2014 William B. Joslin Award Nominee. The award is presented by New York State Industries for the Disabled (NYSID). Jason was chosen for his exceptional job performance and personal attributes. He will be one of about 60 nominees from across the state. The winner will be recognized at NYSID's Annual Meeting in September. Read more about Jason in the Spring issue of InSight.


"Tandemonium!" for All!

Teri and Aspen riding a tandem bike in 2014

This year, Tandemonium! was opened up to young consumers and AVRE employees and their families. On May 18th about 40 people got together to ride tandem bikes, share some food, and meet some very interesting Olympians! The event was also an opportunity to celebrate Olympic Day - a celebration for youth around the world to observe the Olympic values of Fair Play, Perserverance, Respect, and Scholarship. Read more about the event in the Spring issue of InSight!

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