New Jersey Association of Senior Blind (NJASB)

The purpose of this organization shall be to serve as a division of the National Federation of the Blind of New Jersey; to be a vehicle for collective action for blind senior citizens of New Jersey and of the nation; to function as a mechanism through which the blind and interested sighted persons can come together to plan and carry out programs to improve the quality of life for blind seniors; to promote the vocational, cultural, and social advancement of blind seniors; to achieve the integration of blind seniors into society on a basis of equality with the sighted; focus attention upon the problems faced by blind people who are senior citizens; and to take any other action which will improve the overall condition and standard of living of the blind. Our seniors are living the life they want!

The division conducts monthly conference calls via phone. For a schedule of monthly calls and times, please contact  President    Jane Degenshein at 973-736-5785 or  by email at jdegen16@comcast.net.

The division has held senior possibilities fairs to demonstrate the skills, techniques  and positive attitude to  move from dependence to independence. We center on the belief that obstacles can become our opportunities to  enhance our lives as blind seniors.

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Contact Information

Joseph Ruffalo, President
254 Spruce Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Phone: 973-743-0075
Email: nfbnj1@verizon.net

Coming Soon

NFBNJ 41st State Convention

November 9-12, 2017
Holiday Inn Hotel
151 Route 72 East
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Access Link accessible

2018 NFB Washington Seminar

January 29 to February 1, 2018
Holiday Inn Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

PayPal Donations

Please make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind general account, our general scholarship account, the Joe/Rose Ruffalo Memorial Scholarship account, or the Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy. Please indicate which account you wish the donation to go into when making your contribution. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate, simply use the information from your debit/credit card if you don't have PayPal. All donations are tax deductible. To make a donation to NFBNJ via PayPal, please visit our PayPal Donations page.

White Cane Awareness Day: teach the world about what the white cane means to blind people

White canes help blind people live the lives we want. The white cane does more than tell the sighted that we’re blind; it is a tool for freedom and self-determination because it allows blind people to come and go on our own. Since we can travel safely and independently, we can contribute in the workplace, in our communities, and in society. Celebrate White Cane Awareness Day on October 15 by giving the gift of independence. To learn more, please visit www.nfb.org/white-cane-awareness-day. If you wish to make a donation during White Cane Day, please visit www.nfb.org/donate2017.


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