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Archive | Living with Vision Loss: Hope and Inspiration

Building a door to the outside: A participant’s story

Lynda D’Heilly, a student in the Adjustment to Blindness Training Program at Vision Loss Resources, wanted tospeak out and raise awareness of what VLR’s Rehabilitation Center is all about. She found a great time to share her story: the City of Minneapolis was preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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Two Major Ways of Coping with Vision Loss

Inner Strength  When we look at inner strength, we look at everything we bring to the table — all of our prior experiences, who we are as a person, what we have done, and what we have gone through.  I often ask people to make a list of the losses in their life and people […]

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Adapting to vision loss

Hello.  My name is Raye and this is my story about vision loss. I was going to school to become a registered nurse when I suddenly lost my vision and found myself starting over, learning how to study in a new way. When I was at Vision Loss Resources, Kate helped me to adapt to my low […]

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Welcome to your new community

By Kate Grathwol, president and CEO, Vision Loss Resources Recently, we had a Friends and Family Day here at Vision Loss Resources, and a 90-year-old mother and her 70-year-old daughter were among those who attended.   Everyone who had vision was blindfolded and we taught them how to pour water without spilling, safely insert an electrical plug […]

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Latino Outreach Initiative Update

By Erin Collins, Community Services Specialist On the morning of Saturday, June 22, many of us were still without power, recovering from the storm the night before. However, 400 people in search of health care services and resources ventured out to attend the Centro, AHA, ACC Feria de Salud Health Fair at Centro, Inc. in […]

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Latino Outreach Initiative

By Erin Collins, Community Services Specialist We would like to have a larger affect and be a resource in the Latino population for those who are visually impaired or blind.  There is a high incidence of diabetic retinopathy among Hispanic/Latino individuals — nearly half according to the National Eye Institute http://www.nei.nih.gov/news/statements/latinostudy.asp) — which is much […]

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Minnesotans with Vision Loss Problems Turn to Us

Hello, I’m Kate Grathwol, CEO and president of Vision Loss Resources, and I’m proud to kick off our first blog. We’re hearing a lot about the graying of America and our aging population. Today, statistics tell us that the fastest growing demographic is age 65 and over, or 12 percent of Minnesotans.  By 2030, it […]

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