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Help for Seniors with Visual Problems

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  • George Patrick
    Some of us may have reached the age when something like this might be helpful? Or, perhaps we have parents or relatives for whom these tapes might be of
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2007
      Some of us may have reached the age when something like this might be helpful?  Or, perhaps we have parents or relatives for whom these tapes might be of assistance?  I hope you or someone you know finds these helpful.
       
      George
      ----------------E.A.R.S. FOR EYES
       
      FREE INSTRUCTIONAL AUDIO TAPES FOR SENIORS WITH LOW VISION
       
      One out of six seniors suffers from age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, or cataracts. The result is low
      vision. As vision loss progresses, the need grows to relearn how to continue doing normal daily activities. E.A.R.S. FOR EYES free audio taped lessons
      teach you how to maintain your independence with straightforward useful ways to do the things made difficult by low vision.
       
      FREE AUDIO CASSETTES INCLUDE:
       
      EATING WITHOUT EMBARRASSMENT - Navigating the place setting, and tips for dining out and at home.
       
      BASIC KITCHEN SKILLS - Organizing your kitchen, pouring, measuring, and slicing confidently.
       
      THE KITCHEN ENVIRONMENT - Utilizing light and contrast, kitchen safety tips, getting ”plugged in.”
       
      MANAGING MEDICATION - Taking the right does at the right time and useful talking devices.
       
      PERSONAL GROOMING - Use of magnifiers and lighting, bathroom organization and tactile marking.
       
      DOING THE LAUNDRY - Sorting clothing, measuring detergent, going up and down stairways safely.
       
      USING THE TELEPHONE - Finger touch patterns for accurately dialing any telephone.
       
      MARKING THE STOVE & MICROWAVE - Tactile marking systems for safe and reliable control settings.
       
      ADVANCED COOKING TECHNIQUES - Cooking techniques from peeling, grating and chopping to boiling, frying, and baking.
       
      INDOOR MOBILITY - Trailing techniques for safely and accurately getting from here to there.
       
      USING A SIGHTED GUIDE - Techniques for getting out and about with the help of a sighted friend.
       
      ADAPTIVE DEVICES & TECHNIQUES - Describes video magnifiers, talking devices, handling money, and clothing identification.
       
      E.A.R.S. FOR EYES services are FREE and they do not require any designation of legal blindness. For more information, you can contact them directly toll
      free at 1-800-843-6816 or on the web at www.earsforeyes.org.
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