Possibilities Fair for Older Adults Losing Their Vision and for their Families

file000805054114Americans are living longer, and vision loss occurs more frequently among those who are older.

More than 50 percent of the 70,000 individuals who become blind in this country each year are over the age of 65, and this population is expected to more than double by the year 2030.

Yet less financial resources and fewer services are available to those over 55 losing vision than to younger blind people.

This Possibilities Fair will provide a hands-on opportunity for those 55 and older who are losing vision to learn how to improve their lives.

The Fair will include demonstration areas featuring alternative techniques, equipment, services for older adults losing vision, and helpful hints about enjoying life.

The exact date has not yet been announced, but it will be in April or May of 2014, so stay tuned for more information.

Surrey Services is partnering with the NFB of Pennsylvania to host this event.

For directions or transportation information, please call our main office at (215) 988-0888 or e-mail us at fair@nfbp.org.