The ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line: A Lifeline for People with Vision Loss

Editor’s note: This post was written by Alan Lovell, Information and Referral Coordinator for the APH ConnectCenter. Alan often receives calls that are especially good examples of what we strive to do in the ConnectCenter and from time to time he’ll share them here on the blog. I receive calls to the APH ConnectCenter’s I&R … Continued

Exercise for Everyone

Editor’s Note: May is Older American’s Month. This year’s theme is communities of strength, celebrating “the strength of older adults with special emphasis on the power of connection and engagement in building strong communities.”  Also celebrated this month is Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 26. The goal is to promote the importance of regular physical activity and to … Continued

Feelings Matter

Editor’s note: Please join us on May 20 at 2:00PM ET for a panel discussion with Becky and other professionals to discuss words, feelings, and so much more! Please register and learn more.    Importance of Processing Feelings in Healthy Ways  Our feelings matter. According to Brene Brown, when we deny our emotions, they own us. As the Clinical Director of Resilient Solutions, … Continued

Words Matter

by Sharon Hughey Editor’s note: This month is Mental Health Awareness month as well as Older Americans Month. VisionAware is bringing you a series of posts and a webinar, Coping with Your Feelings about Vision Loss, related to these topics. As a child, I remember hearing the saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but … Continued

Exploring International Travel Opportunities for People with Vision Loss: Part Two: Venturing Into the International World

Editor’s note: This post is part of our international travel series. Be sure to read Part One to find out about “traveling” from the comfort of your armchair.  Also, read Elizabeth’s fascinating and related article on thinking through your best way to visit the world. The Big Picture   Here are several questions essential to ask before planning any type … Continued

Finding Support, Connection and Community During the Pandemic and Beyond: Part One

It has been a long and lonely year for many of us. COVID-19 forced us into isolation and disconnected us from our families and communities. However, it also inspired creative ways to stay in touch and conduct our lives through the digital world. Virtual meetings, Zoom events, and conference calls have allowed people to see their loved ones, conduct their business, support … Continued

Launch of National Public Awareness on Vision Loss Campaign: Time to Be Bold

  Meet a VisionAware national partner, the Independent Living Older Individuals who are Blind, Technical Assistance Center of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University (OIB-TAC). The OIB-TAC provides training and technical assistance activities to state program staff that serve older people with vision loss.  Among other services, they offer continuing education courses that address aging and vision loss related topics. Additionally, … Continued