The NFBCO Seniors Division
As we age so do our eyes...and this may result in vision loss. In fact, the majority of people who develop low vision or become legally blind are over 65. Adapting to changes in eyesight can be difficult and may lead to fear, frustration, and feelings of isolation and helplessness. Sometimes well-intentioned friends and family members may even contribute to these negative feelings.
We at the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado Senior Division believe vision loss need not restrict your life. Our experience is that with the correct training and encouragement, seniors with vision loss can, and do, continue to enjoy full and independent lives.
- The NFBCO Senior Division offers support, information, advocacy and encouragement to blind and visually impaired seniors and their families.
- Local chapters across the state hold meetings where active, involved blind mentors offer emotional support and discussion of shared experiences.
- Home visits, support groups and classes in adaptive techniques are offered through the NFB affiliated training center, the Colorado Center for the Blind.
- Advocacy for seniors who experience discrimination based on blindness is provided.
- A statewide meeting of the Senior Division takes place annually at the NFBCO State Convention held in the Fall.
For more information contact Diane McGeorge at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-321-4268.