Good Works Wednesday: November 18, 2020

Good Works Wednesday: A newsletter celebrating ASB progress, programs and people.

At Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we work every day to help individuals build skills and gain access to the information, experiences, and resources they need to live the lives they wish to lead. We are an agency for anyone, anywhere on the vision loss continuum and offer education, training, community-based enrichment opportunities, and referrals to help them achieve their individual goals.

Welcome to Good Works Wednesday

Welcome to ASB’s new employee newsletter, Good Works Wednesday. This is a weekly update on the good work that you, our ASB staff, are doing on behalf of our participants. We intend for this space to be place to share updates on new programs, participant anecdotes and more. Here’s to celebrating our community together!

Enrichment at ASB

We are so excited with the expansion and success of ASB’s remote enrichment programming, and it is thanks to all of you. Special thanks to the program staff for your leadership in bringing these programs to fruition! Below is our schedule of enrichment programs that are currently available to participants. Please keep these programs in mind when considering what the participants you work with would enjoy.


Story Telling

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Led by Tom Barbella


  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Led by Linda Gaffney


History Club

  • 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Led by Eric DeFiore

Seeing AI

  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Led by Andrew Godwin

Story Telling

  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Led by Tom Barbella

Diabetes Information & Support

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Led by Eric DeFiore and Angela Nace, PharmD, Jefferson College of Pharmacy

Mind, Body, Wellness

  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Led by Linda Gaffney, Pennsylvania Ballet, Jefferson College of Pharmacy


Book Club – Comedy

  • 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Led by Eric DeFiore

BARD Mobile Workshop

  • 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
  • Led by Andrew Godwin

Garden Club

  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Led by Eric DeFiore

60 Minutes to Better Self Care

  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Led by Linda Gaffney and Terry Karter, former CFNO Wills Eye Hospital
  • This group will continue in 2021


NewsLine Mobile App

  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • Led by Andrew Godwin

Women’s Peer Support Group

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Led by Diana Brash and Lexi Jones

Aira Workshop

  • 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Led by Andrew Godwin

Be My Eyes Workshop

  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Led by Andrew Godwin

Men’s Peer Support Group

  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Led by Tom Barbella and Justin Salisbury

Current AARP and Other Timely Articles

  • 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Led by Eric DeFiore


Keeping Up with the Times

  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Led by Linda Gaffney and Angel Chambers, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped