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Center of the Blind to hold open house at new New London home

New London — The South East Connecticut Community Center of the Blind will hold an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at its new home, 75R Granite St.

The center, a nonprofit resource for people who are blind or visually impaired seeking to live an independent lifestyle, had moved from its previous home at the Richard R. Martin Center at 120 Broad St. in 2019 when the city sold the building to a developer. It had temporarily rented a basement space at 45 Broad St. until recently finding the new Granite Street location.

“Our new facility will allow us to do even more to help the sight impaired lead independent and productive lives as we continue to erase some of the stigmatisms associated with blindness,” said Scott Skinner, the center’s president.

Skinner says the Center of the Blind provides advocacy and referral services, runs an array of regular social and educational events and assists those with vision loss to receive training in the personal and professional skills that will empower them for success.

Wednesday’s event is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. Local dignitaries will be on hand and light refreshments will be available. On-street parking is recommended. Parking for people with disabilities is available off Channing Street.

To learn more about the South East CT Community Center of the Blind, visit centeroftheblind.com or call (860) 447-2048.

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