We welcome all with visual impairment
Serving Tucson and Pima County
Welcome to the Tucson Society of the Blind, TSB, website. TSB provides social and educational programs for those individuals with low or no vision. TSB provides valuable resources on coping with blindness and vision impairment. It is wonderful to meet other visually impaired seniors who can act as mentors and provide emotional support.
Join Us at our Weekly Meetings
Tuesday mornings from 9:30am- 1:00pm.
Christ Presbyterian Church
6565 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ
Includes topic as noted on our calendar, followed by games.
Due to the increase of corona virus cases, TSB Members are meeting by phone Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a free phone conference line 605-468-8020 pass code: 969009 pound. This is what we have so far:
4: Dr. Chuck Gerba, microbiologist from University of Arizona, “How to keep your environment and yourself safe and clean during this pandemic.”
6: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Talk about Vision loss podcast discussion. We will be listening to: Hadley Presents - Ricky Enger, “How to go to the Eye Doctor Safely during the Pandemic.” Everyone will get to make comments and ask questions after the podcast.
11: Dr. Brian McKay Update on “Research on Macular Degeneration and other eye diseases.”
14: TSB Board Meeting on phone from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
18: Nicky Lee, Ward 4 City Council, “How the City Council Works,”
25: Sharla Glass from America Envision, “Learn how to advocate; learn about Scrip Talk, the accessible prescription reader; and the state laws in Nevada and Oregon.”
1: Dan Roberts, “An Inspiring Story of how he started Macular Degeneration Support Organization which reaches over 20,000 visually impaired adults every year.”
3: 6:30-8:00 p.m., Talking about vision loss, podcast discussion group - Hadley Presents Ricky Enger, “ Facing Challenges due to Vision Loss."
8: Start at 9:30 a.m., Marc Arneson, “All about Hadley’s courses and website and discussion groups for the visually impaired”
10: TSB Board Meeting on phone from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
10,11,12: National Federation of the Blind State Convention online, register for free by Aug 31st by going to www.az.nfb.org
15: Tarik Williams, NFB president of the Tucson Chapter, “All about the NFB State Convention.”
The CARES Act will permit taxpayers to deduct from their adjusted gross income on their 2020 federal income taxes up to $300 for singles or $600 per married couple, when contributing to charitable organizations. This deduction can be taken whether they itemize their deductions or simply take the standard deduction. This can be a huge help to nonprofits because it gives people greater opportunities to support charities of their choice.
We hope you will financially support the work of Tucson Society of the Blind via the tax deduction so that TSB can achieve its mission of providing social, recreational, and educational programs to individuals with vision loss. TSB also provides information and resources to the Tucson community. Mail checks payable to TSB, P.O. Box 57655, Tucson AZ 85732, or donate through the website: www.tucsonsocietyoftheblind.org and use PayPal which will put the donation on your credit card. Thanks ahead of time for your donation.
All funds raised goes to Tucson Society of the Blind. Raffle tickets are $25 each or five for $100. First prize is F-150 platinum Edition pick up truck, 2 airplane tickets to go anywhere in the world and third prize is $5000 in cash. Tickets can be purchased by calling Tom Young 520-721-1029 or writing a check and mailing it to Tucson Society of the Blind, P.O. Box 57655 Tucson, A Z 85732, or pay using credit card on Paypal under support us tab on this website. Paypal protects your private information. Please add .85 for $25 or $2.50 for $100. Please
include your address and phone number. Thanks for your support of Tucson Society of the Blind.
In November of 2003, thirteen individuals organized Tucson Society of the Blind. TSB is now recognized throughout the community as an organization that serves those with limited sight.
TSB is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. TSB provides social, recreational and educational programs for legally blind adults and those coping with vision loss. Membership has grown to more than 80. Increased donations have allowed a greater range of programs and field trips.
Tucson Society of the Blind exists to enhance independence and quality of life for individuals with vision loss
TSB Members Enjoy Varied Programs Such As
"We might not have a lot of sight, but we have a great deal of vision. 11
Benefits of Being a Member
Membership Dues are $15.00 a year
TSB Members participate in various fund raising activities
TSB now provides, free of charge, low vision resource packets to Tucson ophthalmologists for their patients.
New Members receive Welcome Packets that include: