The mission of Aurora of CNY is to promote independence, opportunity, and full-access for individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened, and deaf blind.
The 16th Annual
Musical Feast for the Eyes & Ears Gala Celebration
Honoring the Smart Family.
We are proud of the accomplishments of the organization over
the past 101 years and recognize that we could not have delivered on
our mission without the support of our sponsors, benefactors, and friends.
Join Us Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Skaneateles Country Club
(3344 West Lake St, Skaneateles, NY 13152)
Cocktails (Cash Bar) 5:30-7:00
followed by Dinner, Music and Live & Silent Auctions
with special guest auctioneer Jim Kirby.
The evening’s musical entertainment specially created by Maria DeSantis.
Individual Tickets $150 each
Contact us for more information on sponsorship or to purchase tickets, contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (315) 422-7263.
Your donation is tax-deductible. Fair market value of the Musical Feast ticket $60.
Business Attire — All events will be interpreted for our guests who are Deaf.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Join with Aurora of CNY and encourage people at higher risk for glaucoma to make a resolution for healthy vision this New Year. While there is no cure for glaucoma yet, early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease and medication or surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss. The appropriate treatment depends upon the type of glaucoma among other factors.
Glaucoma is a progressive eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Glaucoma takes side vision first and is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, and the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans.
For those who are already dealing with a vision loss of any kind, AURORA’s Low Vision and Blindness Support Group will meet on Wednesday, January 17 from 1:00 to 2:30pm at 518 James Street office (free parking and handicap accessible). The group will host Ross DeForrest, an orientation and mobility specialist for Aurora of CNY, who has been teaching people who are legally blind to navigate safely for more than 17 years.
Free Vision & Blood Pressure Screening will be held at Aurora of CNY offices at 518 James Street in Syracuse on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12 noon. In addition to screenings, information on Glaucoma awareness and on how to deal with a vision or hearing loss will be available. Walk-ins are welcome.
For further information on these two events contact Donna Reese, Aurora of CNY Outreach Specialist, at 315-422-7263.
With severe weather events becoming more frequent and more extreme, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers are prepared for disasters. The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program teaches residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies
WHEN: November 8, 2017 @ 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Aurora of CNY (518 James Street; Syracuse, NY 13203)
CONTACT: Donna Reese 315-372-2593, email@example.com
For additional information, visit www.prepare.ny.gov