Friday, January 16, 2015

Safety in the Kitchen with Aging Vision - Low Vision Support Group Program Open to Public

ALBANY, NY – The Eastwyck Low Vision Support Group, with support  from the Northeastern Association of the Blind (NABA), will be hosting a community program entitled “Safety in the Kitchen with Aging Vision” on Monday February 2 from 11am – 1pm at Eastwyck Village Senior Living, 1 Eastwyck Circle, Rensselaer, NY. 

The public is invited to attend.  Ms. Maureen Strainge, a NABA vision rehabilitation specialist of 30+ years, will demonstrate creative strategies, safety techniques and adaptive aids to help people with aging vision prepare meals and complete daily tasks in the kitchen.

Meeting on the first Monday of the month at 1pm in the Eastwyck Community Room, the purpose of the Low Vision Support Group is to provide a forum for education and support for persons with vision impairment.  The group is welcoming new members.

Eastwyck Village is an independent living community for adults over 62 providing modern, maintenance-free living.  Located just minutes from Albany, residents enjoy modern amenities, educational classes, trips and social events.

NABA is 103 year old nonprofit organization serving the Capital Region and surrounding counties. NABA’s low vision services and vision rehabilitation programs help individuals of all ages remain independent and achieve life goals.  Located at NABA, 301 Washington Avenue, Albany, The Dr. Harry M. Judge Vision Rehabilitation Center provides vision examinations by a low vision specialist for the prescription of magnifiers, special glass and other low vision aids.  Visitors can also view the latest in low vision technologies for reading, such as closed circuit television and video magnifiers. NABA’s website

The program is free to the public.  To register for the program, contact Cheryl Lawyer, NABA Outreach Coordinator or call (518) 463-1211 x234.

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