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Life After Blindness

Want to figure out what to do after vision loss? Cheryl Wade, a trained rehabilitation counselor and advocate, will explain about “Life After Blindness.” She will discuss free services that are available to people with vision loss, assistive aids, helpful programs and learning to use other senses besides your eyes.

If you are diagnosed with a progressive eye condition, it is a good idea to start preparations for worsening vision. Responding creatively to vision loss takes time, ingenuity and gumption. But it IS possible to do many of the things you used to do, provided situations are set up properly and you have the right skills.

Cheryl was born blind and worked for the Midland Daily News for 20 years before going to Michigan State University to obtain her degree in disability studies in 2012. She has a guide dog, has begun a freelance writing business and has worked her way through the blindness system throughout her life. Cheryl began her advocacy work after returning to Midland and learning that many people who lose their vision receive no help or direction on what to do. She hopes to fill that gap. This program will be held at every Activity & Dining Center throughout the month of December.

Mills  Tuesday, December 3, 11:30am
Coleman  Thursday, December 5, 12:30pm
Trailside  Monday, December 9, 12:00pm
Sanford  Tuesday, December 17, 12:00pm
Greendale  Wednesday, December 18, 11:00am

To reserve a seat, call the Activity & Dining Center of your choice, at least one day before the presentation. We encourage you to come for lunch the day of the program. To make a lunch reservation, call the center you plan to attend before 9:00am on that day.