WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND SENIORS DIVISION
Our Federation-wide One-Minute Speech: The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can have the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
The Seniors Division Mission Statement: To join together collectively to support one another in our efforts to change the misconceptions about blindness and to promote the positive qualities of each senior to live the life you want.
Our Division's Purpose: We, the members of the National federation of the Blind Seniors Division, are a learning, peer support group to teach ourselves and reach out to other seniors experiencing vision loss to empower each senior to use the talents and abilities they already possess and to learn effective strategies for living independently and acquiring a positive attitude about living with limited vision. Our mission is based on a positive philosophy of the capabilities of senior citizens to develop alternative non-visual techniques that employ such methods as using a white cane, learning basic Braille and other tactile labeling methods, and acquiring proficiency with adaptive technology. We continue to pursue hobbies of interest; volunteer in our communities; participate in a variety of social activities; and maintain our dignity and self-respect by believing we control our own destiny. We pass on to others what we have learned and encourage and promote a can-do, philosophy that emphasizes the normalcy of living with limited vision.
A statement from our president of the NFB Seniors Division: Welcome within these pages we present you with much about our Division, and more of our belief of your potential to live successfully with blindness. If you wish further information, or have a comment, please feel free to contact me by one of the following two methods:
ANNOUNCEMENT: SENIOR RETREAT 2018: Learn from experienced blind instructors techniques and skills of blindness to enhance your quality of life. Become empowered— remain independent and actively engage in hobbies, work and social activities with confidence. The Seniors Division of the National Federation of the Blind is sponsoring our first Senior Retreat for legally blind seniors with a strong desire to learn nonvisual techniques to enhance and enrich their quality of life. Follow the below link to our flyer and instructions on how to become one of our students.
Below are links to pages presenting important information for blind seniors
Our National Organization Needs Funding To Complete Our Nation Wide Mission!!!!
As a national fundraiser, the National Federation of the Blind has partnered with Vehicles for Charity to launch a new vehicle donation program. The NFB’s vehicle donation program accepts almost any vehicle, including cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and recreational vehicles. All donations may be eligible for a tax donation on your federal income tax return. For more information, including how to donate, please follow this link!
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