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American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Conversation on Aging

April 27, 2018

Let your voice be heard during an interactive conference session specifically for older people with visual impairments. 

What: Second National Conversation on Aging and Vision Loss

Who: Older individuals with vision loss

Where: https://esc.zoom.us/j/7887887778

Or by phone: (888) 974.9888

Meeting ID: 788-788-7778#

When: May 4, 2018

4:00-5:00pm (EST)

Cost: Free 

Agenda

Introduction

Learn about the 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss, how it affects you, and what is currently happening with the goals developed from the first national conversation with older persons with vision loss. 

•  Goal 1 Funding for services for older people with vision loss

•  Goal 2 Ensuring availability and quality of professionals who provide these services

•  Goal 3 Collaboration across service delivery systems to maximize resources for tackling critical needs (e.g., transportation)

•  Goal 4 Funding for low vision devices

Interactive Feedback

Share your thoughts, opinions and concerns about questions such as:

•  What are the most enjoyable and challenging parts of your day-to-day life?

•  If you had a magic wand and could change one thing about living with vision loss, what would it be?

•  What device or technology should be invented to improve the lives older people who are blind or visually impaired?

•  What advice would you give to a friend or neighbor who is new to vision loss?

•  What is the best advice you have received while adjusting to vision loss?

•  How do you use services and supports related to aging and vision loss?

•  What else should be on the Agenda?


Can’t Attend?

Share your thoughts through their survey, www.afb.org/agingsurvey or call: 234.228.6165 

Questions?

E-mail progers@afb.net  


They look forward to hearing your voice!

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