Disability Action Center
1161 East Avenue
Chico, CA 95926
Phone: 530 - 893 - 8527
Hours of OperationMonday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.
Disability Action Center(DAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides free services and advocacy to persons with disabilities in Northern California. Our purpose is to help people with disabilities achieve and maintain their optimal level of self-reliance and independence in life. Our offices are located in Chico and Redding, so the majority of our services cover Butte and Shasta Counties. However, one service that expands into Colusa County is our Senior Vision Resources Program. This program is FREE for seniors age 55 and over with low or no vision.
Vision loss often leads to feelings of isolation and depression. Many people experiencing vision loss don’t realize that there are coping strategies and specialized equipment – from very simple, low tech items such as large print material, bold lined paper, specialized writing pens, basic magnifiers, talking clocks and watches; on up to high tech equipment like digital magnifiers and CCTV’s - that enable people to continue doing the things they love. DAC’s Senior Vision Resources Program can provide these resources based on need and availability.
The ability to see clearly is important, yet we are not able to control our vision. As our vision diminishes, many of us think we can no longer be independent. We also offer peer and emotional support to visually impaired individuals and their families through support groups and educational workshops. Do not let your vision loss keep you from doing what you love! Call DAC today!
Nick Wessel is DAC’s Senior Specialist and has been providing vision services to seniors for over three years. Nick came to DAC in 2013 after graduating from Chico State with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Services Administration. Nick enjoys working with seniors, and making a difference in their lives. Call him today at (530) 893-8527!