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February 1, 2018

With people in the United States living longer, eye diseases and vision loss have become major public health concerns. Currently, 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. By 2030, when the last baby boomers turn 65, this number is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million having low vision.

Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. Having low vision can make activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV hard to do. In addition, the consequences of vision loss may leave people feeling anxious, helpless, and depressed.

Vision rehabilitation can help people with vision loss to maximize their remaining vision and maintain their independence and quality of life by teaching them how to:

  • Move safely around the home.
  • Continue to read, cook, and do other activities.
  • Find resources, adaptive devices, and support.

Are you a healthcare provider or community professional who works with people with low vision? If so, you are well positioned to refer people with vision loss for vision rehabilitation services. Watch the Living With Low Vision: Stories of Hope and Independence(link is external) video and download this fact sheet [1.8 MB] to learn more. You can also use the resources below to help promote awareness about the benefits of vision rehabilitation.

February 22, 2018

Register NowExternal Link: You are leaving health.gov

Join us on Thursday, February 22 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:

  • Hearing and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders
  • Vision

You’ll also learn how the University of Arizona is developing a community‐based health education and support program for adults with hearing loss and their families.

About Hearing and Vision and Other Sensory or Communication Disorders

Hearing and vision influence how Americans of all ages learn, communicate, work, play, and interact with the world — and they can have a tremendous impact on overall health and well-being. Yet millions of Americans live with sensory impairments, and many more are at risk for preventable diseases and injuries, such as falls due to balance problems. Even when they are temporary or mild, sensory disorders can affect both physical and mental health and compromise the ability to communicate with others.

About Progress Review Webinars

The Progress Review webinars focus on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the decade.

Register to join us today!External Link: You are leaving health.gov

February 26, 2018

“Emotional Impact of Vision Loss”

If you have vision loss, or the fear of it, learn how people like you and families like yours can live fully with their “new sight​”.

WHO​: Nina Glasner, LCSW, for 20+ years, has provided vision rehabilitation guidance to individuals & consults with major universities

WHEN​: Monday, February 26, 2018 12 noon - 1 p.m. (new day and time)

WHERE​: Friendship Heights Village Center 4433 South Park Avenue Chevy Chase, MD Metro Accessible 

Register for this FREE Lunch and Learn

 RSVP: 301-656-2797

March 23, 2018

When: Friday, March 23th,  10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Senior Expo at Chesapeake College, Queenstown, MD

Complimentary Hearing Test on Site

Ask your personalized questions to vendors at this free event!

 

10:00 am -11:00 am Healthy Continental Breakfast

 

Speaker Breakout Sessions Schedule

 

Where: Chesapeake College, Health Professions and Athletics Center Building

 

10:30am - 11:00am Shore Regional Health: “What is Palliative Care?” Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, MD.

 

11:15am - 11:45am Integrace-Bayleigh Chase: How to Maintain a Fit Brain

 Dr. Allan Anderson with Integrace-Bayleigh Chase

 

Noon - 12:30pm Regent Healthcare: Overview of Aging in Place/Home Care

Melissa Pittman and Tricia Joseph, Senior Care Consultants with Regent Healthcare

 

12:45pm - 1:15pm Goss Associates: Exploring Alternative Sources to Help Fund Retirement, Long Term Care and More

 Steven C. Goss, Principal with Goss Associates Insurance & Financial Services

 

1:30pm - 2:00pm Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home: Not Your Grandmother's Funeral

Ryan Helfenbein, Licensed Funeral Director, Certified Pre-Planning Counselo

 

For more information about the event, please contact Faith Asbury at 410-770-4066

 

April 4, 2018

Highlighting Assistive Technologies in 2018

 

 Shipley Arena at the Carroll County Ag Center

 

 Westminster, MD

 

This year we will highlight all types of assistive technology from Maryland’s Technology Assistive Program (MTAP), with free demonstrations and seminars. MDTAP is a program of the Maryland Department of Disabilities. Their mission is to enhance the life of all Marylanders with disabilities, older Marylanders, and their families, by helping support access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services.

 

Exhibitors

Free Health Screenings

Vendor Prize Bingo

Speakers and Seminars

Prescription Medication Disposal

Free Shuttle Service

Lunch Available

Free Complimentary Therapies

Free Admission

Demonstrations

 

Welcome Home Pinning Ceremony with Presidential Proclamation for Vietnam Era Veterans

Presented All Day by AARP Maryland

For more info contact John Henkel, jhenkel@aarp.org or (410) 895-7608

 

Sponsored by Carroll County Bureau of Aging and Disabilities

http://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/aging/expo/

 

 

 

June 9, 2018
Details to come.
 
Please register via email info.MA.LOVRNET@gmail.com or phone 617-826-9642
 
 
August 11, 2018
Details to come. Participants can register via email info.MA.LOVRNET@gmail.com or phone: 617-826-9642
September 8, 2018
Details to come. Participants can register via email info.MA.LOVRNET@gmail.com or phone: 617-826-9642.
October 13, 2018

Details to come. Participants can register via email info.MA.LOVRNET@gmail.com or phone: 617-826-9642.

November 3, 2018
Details to come. Participants can register via email:info.MA.LOVRNET@gmail.com or phone: 617-826-9642.