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Family Fun Day Entertains and Educates on Vision Loss

June 21, 2014


Family Fun Day Entertains and Educates on Vision Loss

After age 65, we all have a 1 in 4 chance of developing vision loss. With these odds, you probably know someone who lives with vision loss right now. The whole family can enjoy activities and entertainment, and learn about vision loss, at Vision Loss Resources’ Family Fun Day, with games, music, entertainment and lunch.

Vision Loss Resources’ Family Fun Day lasts from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Wabun Picnic Area in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis. The main stage, with live music and performers, will be ASL interpreted. Guests will enjoy live music by Cyril Paul & the Calypso Monarchs, magic and entertainment by David Waldridge’s Big Fun Show, a nutritious gourmet lunch catered by Common Roots Café, games, crafts, a bounce house, tandem biking, and much more. Guests can learn to play beep baseball, or observe a demonstration of this form of baseball developed by and for blind and low-vision players. For a hands-on educational experience, all activities can be done under a blindfold or with glasses simulating widespread eye disorders such as macular degeneration. Admission, available at a discount online, is $5 per individual and $10 for a family or group of up to 6 people.

In 2014, Vision Loss Resources turns 100 years old. Learn about vision loss and celebrate our services to help people live active, independent lives. With any questions, call Iris Key at 612-843-3425, or email

Vision Loss Resources is the leading provider of services, skills and support to the blind and visually impaired in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, other events are in store, including the launch of a book created and written by people with low vision or no vision, “The Way We See It: A Fresh Look at Vision Loss” and a gala on November 15.

Iris Key, Vision Loss Resources, 612-843-3425