An Open Letter About LHP’s 60th Anniversary
from Daniel T. Mann, President & CEO
This year, we begin our 60th year serving the blind and visually impaired in Pinellas County. In 1956, a group of dedicated individuals in the Lion’s Club of St. Petersburg established the Community Center for the Blind to provide assistance to the growing number of residents with impaired vision. Ten years later, John and Muriel Watson established Channel Markers in northern Pinellas County as a social club to offer socialization and support to the same population.
Lighthouse of Pinellas Changes Lives
Every day, Lighthouse of Pinellas changes the lives of individuals who are blind or visually impaired by offering a continuum of care addressing the physical, mental and social challenges associated with vision loss for the individual and their family.
Our services enable people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives. Help us make independent lifestyles a reality for those who are blind or visually impaired. Join us and have a significant impact today!
The Gift of Sight
Did You Know…
- In the state of Florida alone, more than 5,000 children (ages birth to 6) are blind or visually impaired.
- More than 19,000 residents of Pinellas County, FL are blind or visually impaired.
- Every seven minutes another person is diagnosed with blindness or a visual impairment.
- In the United States 1 in 5 individuals, 65 years and older, will experience some form of severe vision loss.