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Documentary on the Paralympics Coming to Netflix

If you haven’t heard of Rising Phoenix yet, you will be hearing more about it in the coming days, weeks and months. In this Netflix documentary, “elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence.” But it’s not just a story of … Continued

“Good Health to You”: Blind Alive, Eyes Free Fitness

Editor’s note: January is always a time for New Year’s resolutions, and maintaining a healthy life style should be at the top of your list! Read what Peer Advisor Lenore Dillon has to say about "Eyes Free Fitness." Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Can Be Challenging Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be challenging for anyone, especially … Continued

Shared Vision Quest Coast-to-Coast Ride: Interview with Mike Robertson

“Dream Big or Go Home!” —Mike Robertson Mike Robertson has a big dream that nearly got lost. “I always loved the freedom and exhilaration I got from riding my bicycle, and I wanted to go across the country. That all changed 20 years ago—my vision got worse, a crash on my bike shook my confidence, … Continued

Keeping Your Balance Through Outdoor Bike Riding

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein Editor’s note: In the New Year we all make promises to ourselves about coming up with a new weight loss plan or exercising more. Beckie Horter, new VisionAware peer advisor, describes her joy in bike riding and how … Continued

Stay Active and Keep Your Sense of Adventure Alive at Hull Park

Editor’s note: It’s Active Aging Week. The theme this year is "Explore the possibilities." Audrey Demmitt explores a "new possibility" and writes about it in a post that is a great testimonial to the ways we can all keep active and explore our "sense of adventure." "The word recreation really is a very beautiful word. … Continued

Physical Fitness: Move More, Sit Less

You may have heard the phrase “sitting is the new smoking,” but what does this mean exactly? How does it affect me and what can I do about it? Impact of Increasingly Sedentary Lifestyles Researchers have been studying our increasingly sedentary lifestyles for years to determine the impact on our health and mortality. With advancements … Continued

Exercising Safely With Diabetes: Part 4 in a Series

Audrey Demmitt, RN, BSN, is a nurse diabetic educator, VisionAware Peer Advisor, AFB Career Connect mentor, and author of the VisionAware multi-part blog series on diabetes and diabetes education. At age 25, Audrey was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa and continued to work as a nurse for 30 years with her visual impairment. She has worked … Continued