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SENIOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
The Senior Training Program addresses the unique needs of visually impaired seniors. As people age, their risk of developing age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts increases. These conditions can cause varying degrees of vision loss, which can limit seniors' ability to perform daily tasks and activities.
Visually impaired seniors face a range of challenges that can impact their quality of life, including social isolation, depression, and difficulty accessing information and services. The Senior Training Program addresses these challenges by providing seniors with the tools and resources to live independently, stay connected to their communities and advocate for their rights.
Our Program benefits the seniors by providing:
Increased independence and confidence
Improved quality of life
Access to new technologies and resources
Greater social connection and support
Advocacy and representation for their needs
THE INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM
FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
ORIENTATION & MOBILITY
Trains participants on how to travel safely within their community. Includes sighted guide training and introduction to white cane use.
HOME & PERSONAL MANAGEMENT
Teaches home organization, tactile and audio labeling and financial management (including currency identification). Provides training on safe household appliance operation and dining and meal preparation.
Provides IPhone, IPad and computer training and instruction on adaptive equipment such as “Talking Typing” software on any software the student chooses.
COMMUNITY INFORMATION & REFERRALS
Provides information on social programs, services, benefits and additional community agency referrals.
LOW VISION TRAINING
Presents information on eye health, treatment and conditions. Instructs on use of lighting, magnification and scan and read devices.
RECREATION & LEISURE
Provides information on area sports such as blind golf goal ball, deep ball, rowing and more.
Provides training on how to have needs met in an appropriate, effective manner as one adjusts to vision loss. Includes role playing and instruction on practical social skills.
Visually impaired seniors often face social isolation and loneliness, which can have a negative impact on their mental health. The Blind Senior Program offers support groups where seniors can connect with others who are going through similar experiences.
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