With the proper training and adaptive aids people who are blind or have low vision
can continue the same activities they enjoyed before their vision loss and remain living independently within their homes. For example, some basic adaptations enable clients to maintain their checkbook, clean their house, work in their garden, prepare meals, do woodworking, participate in sports, sew and mend clothes, and play board games or cards. All of our services are focused on improving the quality of life and level of independence available to those who have low vision or are blind.
The mission of Lilac Services for the Blind is to provide people who are blind or have low vision with the training and adaptive devices that will allow them to live satisfying lives by restoring, maintaining, or increasing their independence.
Lilac Services for the Blind provides in-home essential services such as independent living instruction, orientation and mobility training, personal adjustment counseling, optical devices and assistive aids, diet and health education, and Braille transcription services. All this can help clients regain, maintain, or increase their independence, restore dignity, and help them remain in their homes. Proper training in alternative techniques for performing everyday activities and appropriate orientation and mobility training help people resume activities and travel safely inside and outside their homes. This helps stop the negative cycle of isolation and depression and replaces it with engaging with friends and enjoying community activities.