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The Life Center for Indenpendent Living in Bloomington is providing a unique program for those with vision problems.

The program is geared toward people over the age of 55 who have severe vision loss. Kim Tarkowski, with the Center, is in charge of the Low Vision Support Group, explains individuals who participate do not have to be legally blind. She says there is a difference between legal blindness as opposed to low vision.

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Tarkowski says they try to look at each person through their own personal needs during the clinics. The Center posesses several tools that can aid people with vision problems.

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The Life Center serves McLean, Livingston, Ford and DeWitt counties. Tarkowski, along with other staff members, visit DeWitt County on a regular basis to conduct the Low Vision Support Group at the DeWitt County Frienship Center.

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The meetings are on the second Monday of each month.

For more information on these sessions as well as other services, you can call Kim Tarkowski at the Life Center for Independent Living at 309-663-5433.

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