Shreveport – Louisiana Association for the Blind (LAB) will celebrate its 90th Anniversary next month.
To commemorate this special occasion, LAB will host a media event followed by a tour and activities on Tuesday, April 4 at 10 a.m. at its Low Vision Rehabilitation Center, located at 1750 Claiborne Avenue on. This event is open to the public.
For LAB, April 4, 1927 is a date to remember. On this special date LAB was established by a local chapter of the Lion’s Club to provide employment and training opportunities for people who are visually impaired. Our organization started small, making brooms and mops, which were sold door to door to raise monies to support the mission. Now, 90 years later, our mission endures, and LAB is able to expand its rehabilitation and employment services because of your support.
LAB is, and will continue to be here for every stage of clients’ lives: from helping seniors maintain their independence to training young adults to gain meaningful employment to providing the support parents need for their children.
For 90 years, they have invested in our clients and staff to expand our programs and mission to meet the changing needs of our community. An example of this investment is the Low Vision Rehabilitation Center. Opened since 2007, it is the only low vision rehabilitation center in the Ark-La-Tex.