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Fun times!

In this short video are photos from a knitting class in our St. Paul location. Enjoy!

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Leading Causes of Vision Loss

Visual impairment affects many people and as one ages, the likelihood of vision loss increases significantly.  Over the age of 65, we all have a 1 in 4 chance of developing vision loss.  With these odds, chances are you probably know someone who lives with vision loss right now.  Some basic information helps to better […]

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The power of the cane

Guest post by Jim, a Vision Loss Resources client  Upon walking through the doors of Vision Loss Resources, I honestly felt that my head was ready to learn.  My emotional baggage was left behind and I only needed skill building.  When I was issued my cane, my voice said, “Great. No more broken toes!”  But […]

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A Couple’s Personal Story on Living with Vision Loss

From our series on “Living with Vision Loss” here’s an interview with a happily married couple, Griff and Maxine, who received some difficult news that she had been diagnosed with pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a rare inherited disorder that affects the retina. Interviewer:  Was there a conversation that the two of you had together when you first learned you were losing […]

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Technology News

From Renee, our iPad Guru Renee Great news! The BARD mobile app is NOW available and is free with registration. The long awaited NLS (National Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped) braille and recording download app is now available.  This app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS braille and […]

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Life Skills

Guest post by Diane, a Vision Loss Resources client, ambassador and founding member of the Centennial Book project Do you feel as though you have lost some of your skills along with your vision loss?  Vision Loss Resources is happy to help you with that. Do you like to knit or crochet?  Would you like to learn how to […]

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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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A Canoe Trip

By Juliette Silvers, Vision Loss Resources client  Thank you Vision Loss Resources for connecting with Wilderness Inquiry for the recent canoe trip on Lake Calhoun on June 18.  I cannot remember the last time I paddled a canoe, but this short trip has been my favorite. The weather couldn’t have been better, the cameradie terrific, […]

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How our garden group grew

By Paulette Henderson “Straw into gold.” That’s what Rumplestiltskin wished for in the fairy tale, and that’s what we’re hoping for in the Vision Loss Resources garden. But unlike fortune-hunter Stiltskin, the gold we’re looking for will be fragrant, curly herbs, bright vegetables and enormous pumpkins, all growing out of straw bales. Last fall, one […]

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