Program for

Independent Living

On a series of consecutive Fridays three times a year, the students, spouses and their caregivers experience tips and techniques to

aid them in activities that most people take for granted like brushing teeth, sewing on a button, grocery shopping, cooking meals, and computers just to name a few.

 

They learn that it is okay at the restaurant to ask for your meat to be cut before it leaves the kitchen, that it is okay to ask to sit NOT facing a window, where and how to use a white cane, the availability and training of service animals, and about writing guides that assist with written tasks like writing a check.

 

Students are exposed to the latest aids available including CCTVs and other magnifying devices. In addition, speakers from Senior Health Needs for Elders (SHINE), transportation companies, law enforcement, and local professionals provide needed information to our students.

 

All age groups are welcome those with macular degeneration, glaucoma, eye injuries, vision problems as a result of diabetes or any other eye disease.

 

To register, call BAAB at 773-7222.