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Center of Vision Enhancement
1240 D Street
Merced, CA 95341-6248

Mon - Fri
9am - 3pm

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See you at the COVE!



Enjoy a Short Stack
for a Tall Cause

You are invited to join an Applebees
Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast, supporting:

Yosemite Gateway Council of the Blind (YGCB)
and Center of Vision Enhancement (COVE)

When: Saturday, May 13, 2017 8– 9:45 am

Where: Applebees In Merced
1734 W Olive Ave, Merced CA 95340
Cost: $7.00

For Tickets contact: COVE (209) 722-8118
Or Tanya Williams, YCGB (209) 626-0258

Tickets can also be purchased at the door

Computers for the Blind

Computers for $20
for recipients of SSI due to Blindness

Computers for the Blind announces the receipt of a grant from the Delta Gamma Foundation which will provide refurbished desktop computers with screen reader and screen magnification software to recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for $20

.In order to qualify, a person must present a copy of their disability determination award letter from the Social Security Administration indicating that they are an SSI recipient due to blindness.

This offer is only available to SSI recipients.
Recipients of SSDI or Social Security Retirement, do not qualify, unless they also receive SSI.

To request a computer, contact:

Sunday & Extended Hours Service on “The Bus”

The Bus will provide Sunday service and have extended
hours . This includes the Paratransit “Dial-A-Ride” service.

Fixed-routes have been revised.
The new routes can be viewed at:

Remember, for “Dial-A-Ride”,
you must call before 5:00pm the day before for rides.

Call 209-384-3111 to make reservations

Activity Schedule

Cooking & Daily Living Skills
Tips for Daily Living with a Visual Impairment

Contact COVE for more information
722-8118 or cove4u@gmail.com


¿Buscando algo que hacer?
Vengan a divertirse en COVE.

Las actividades son adaptadas para las que
se refieren con ceguera o baja visión.

Cocinando y Habilidades de la Vida Diaria
Consejos para la vida diaria con discapacidad visual.

209-722-8118 o cove4u@gmail.com
COVE 1240 D Street, Merced

COVE is 5 years old and grown into a center that can serve those in our area dealing with blindness and low vision. We are connecting people to the services available, training in daily living skills and assistive technology, and supporting each other with groups of varied interest. Our store carries specialized items. We are here to serve you, the blind and visually impaired community. If you have ideas on how we can serve you better, we welcome your suggestions.

We are updating our mailing lists and surveying your needs. Please complete the attached form and return it to COVE. If we do not hear from you soon, you can expect a courtesy call from our staff.


Margaret Buchmann-Garcia, Director


Accessible Prescriptions?

ACB is working on accessible prescription issues with the country's large pharmacy retailers. We are interested in talking with individuals who currently get their prescriptions either in a local store or by mail order from one of the following pharmacies:
CVS Walgreens
Rite-Aid Wal-Mart

Please contact us by email at: LF@LFLegal.com or info@gdblegal.com
or call toll free at 1-800-822-5000.

Please let us know your name, phone number, location, and which pharmacy you use.

Signed up for P G & E’s CARE Discount?
Call COVE to sign–up.
We can also submit renewals.

Look forward to speaking with one of our volunteers. We will be conducting phone surveys to update records & note your needs.

For info & RSVP: 722-8118 or cove4u@gmail.com

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