Kendra Farrow Presents at ASA Conference
Kendra Farrow, NRTC and OIB-TAC research and training associate, and Priscilla Rogers, VisionAware program director for the American Foundation for the Blind, presented “Full Inclusion of Individuals Aging With Vision Loss Through Collaborative Models” during the American Society on Aging’s 2018 Aging in America Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Low vision and blindness services are underutilized among aging and healthcare systems, despite the fact that advancing age increases the risk of vision loss. Attendees of the 60-minute workshop learned about the types of services available to individuals who are losing vision, how to find these services and other useful resources in their local area, ways aging services can link with vision rehabilitation services, and how this information can help a person to remain independent. Networking between aging, healthcare, and vision rehabilitation services will improve the lives of individuals with vision loss by insuring they are linked to services that can help them maintain or sustain independence as they define it.
Find more information on this topic by reading "A New Vision for Aging and Eyesight," a blog by Kendra and Pris. To learn more about the ASA conference, visit www.asaging.org/aia. Join the conversation and connect with other OIB service providers in the interactive OIB-TAC Community of Practice at www.oib-tac.org.