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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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Wally’s Vision Loss Story: Adapting to Blindness

An interview with Wally — former client, Vision Loss Resources board member and ambassador — who totally lost his vision quite suddenly at age 34 in a violent car accident. Coping with this sudden and irreversible loss was traumatic, to say the least. But he remembers vividly, to the minute, the day he first walked into […]

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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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Useful Kitchen Tools for the Visually Impaired

You don’t have to stop preparing meals for your family and friends because you’re visually impaired.  There are some handy, everyday tools and useful gadgets available so you can continue to do what you love to do — create fabulous meals.  In the Home  Scissors – Have you ever struggled to open a package, spilling […]

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Adaptive Techniques for Pouring and Measuring Ingredients

If you are a person who is losing your vision, you may find that some of the things you prepare in the kitchen end up someplace else.  Here are a few simple solutions to help you be more efficient in the kitchen.  For a smaller clean-up area, use a tray or plate when you pour […]

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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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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

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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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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