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

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

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week: Celebrate Their Work with People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Appreciation Week is observed each year the week of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14, 1866. This year VRT Week will be observed the week of April 11-18, 2021. We all recognize Anne Sullivan as the Home Teacher who instructed Helen Keller on the skills she would later use as a world renown writer and lecturer. Sullivan’s profession, … Continued

All About Diabetes

Editor’s note: Be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on diabetes basics on April 14 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM ET. by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans, which is just over 1 in 10 people, have diabetes and … Continued