Support Groups

Aurora of CNY Support Groups for Blind and Visually Impaired

Vision loss can have a devastating impact on an individual, and each person handles this life changing event in their own unique way – getting along well in some areas, and perhaps not so well in others.  Constantly relying on family and friends, who may not understand vision loss or how to help, can take a dramatic toll on personal morale. This is why the sharing activities in a support group are so often beneficial to people who develop low vision.

If you are having trouble learning to live with vision loss, or want to meet other people who are also dealing with vision related problems, a support group can be a valuable resource. Family and community members are also welcome to attend.

Aurora of Central New York holds monthly community support groups for individuals who are coping with a vision loss or low vision. All Aurora of CNY Support Groups for Blind and Visually Impaired are open to the public, however we request that you contact the group facilitator in advance if you are new so that we can accommodate all participants.

Cayuga County Support Group (last Friday of every month)
10:30 am - noon at Denny’s Restaurant, 176 Grant Avenue, Auburn.
CONTACT: Susan Storms-Gray at 315-730-6845.

Oswego County Visually Impaired Network (4th Mon. of every month)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Springside at Seneca Hill; 10 County Rte. 45A, Oswego.
CONTACT: Tony Matherne at 315-207-2655 to register for lunch.

Syracuse / Onondaga County Support Group (2nd Wednesday of every month)
1:00 - 2:30 pm at AURORA’s offices at 518 James Street, Suite 100, Syracuse.  CONTACT: Donna Reese at 315-422-7263; Monday-Friday from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

The Aurora offices, at 518 James Street, Suite 100, in Syracuse, are accessible and on a Centro fixed route.