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 OF A NEW ADDITION: The Blindness and Aging Literature Archive. In this new addition to our site, you will find helpful articles relating to aging and blindness, written by our membership, and friends. Topics will range from inspirational, to how to handle troubling situations, and more. And if you have articles that fit this archive, you will find information on how to submit to us. Follow this link to enter the Blindness and Aging Literature Archive.
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!
Learn more about our national organization by visiting the following link: