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You can live the life you want; blindness
is not what holds you back.

The National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division 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.

Upcoming Events

2021 Senior Retreat

September 19, 2021 to September 25, 2021

Anywhere and everywhere

This virtual retreat focuses on promoting a sense of wellbeing and self-confidence despite living with newly acquired vision loss, and/or lifelong blindness. Our collective experience has taught us, that learning about blindness from competent blind people, while sharing the camaraderie of fellow retreat members, strengthens personal growth and guides seniors to advocate for themselves. Participants can look forward to receiving training in basic skills in adaptive techniques, development of new strategies for solving problems, an introduction to valuable resources, all to be better able to determine for themselves, what steps they can take to Live The Life They Want. We cannot overstate the positive impact an individual will experience as a member of a group of seniors, working together, sharing the life-changing activities in a retreat of this nature; just ask one of our recent graduates!

Registration is now close and will provide the Zoom participation details to the presenters and registered participants soon. After the event, we will post the audio recordings to our Senior Retreat page.

For more information about the retreat, please visit https://seniors.nfb.org/senior-retreat.

NFB of Ohio Seniors Division - All Are Welcome

Repeats every month on the third Sunday 999 times except Sun Sep 19 2021.
September 19, 2021

Join our Sharing Solutions monthly teleconference.

Time: 7:00 PM ET
Phone#: 712-775-7031
Access code: 240281423#
One Tap for a Smart Phone; not Zoom call: 7127757031,,240281423#

2021 Senior Retreat

September 19, 2021 to September 25, 2021

The Senior Retreat, sponsored by the NFB Seniors Division, focuses on promoting a sense of wellbeing and self-confidence despite living with newly acquired vision loss, and/or lifelong blindness. Our collective experience has taught us, that learning about blindness from competent blind people, while sharing the camaraderie of fellow retreat members, strengthens personal growth and guides seniors to advocate for themselves. Participants can look forward to receiving training in basic skills in adaptive techniques, development of new strategies for solving problems, an introduction to valuable resources, all to be better able to determine for themselves, what steps they can take to Live The Life They Want. We cannot overstate the positive impact an individual will experience as a member of a group of seniors, working together, sharing the life-changing activities in a retreat of this nature; just ask one of our recent graduates! Click here to learn more.

NFB of Georgia Seniors Division - All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November on the third Tuesday 999 times.
September 21, 2021

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95539617118

One tap mobile: +16468769923,,95539617118#

Dial from your location: 1646-876-9923
Meeting ID: 95539617118#

NFB of Virginia Seniors Division – All Are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November on the fourth Wednesday 999 times.
September 22, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/8297256345

One Tap:

  • +16468769923,,8297256345# US (New York)
  • +13126266799,,8297256345# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 829 725 6345

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COVID-19 Information & Announcements

National Federation of the Blind COVID-19 Policy Relating to Public Events

Please give attention to the policy directive from the Board of Directors of the National Federation of the Blind related to the immediate postponement of public meetings of the organization. You can read the policy directive and hear an emergency Presidential Release related to this matter at https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-covid-19-policy-relating-public-events.

COVID-19 Resources

The National Federation of the Blind is closely monitoring the COVID-19 emergency, which is changing everyone’s lives but has unique effects on blind people. The health and safety of all of our members, colleagues, and friends is always our top priority. Information on the NFB’s COVID-19 Resources page, www.nfb.org/resources/covid-19-resources, provides resources that may be particularly useful to blind people facing challenges during the emergency. If you have found other resources that you believe are useful, please email the information to communicationsteam@nfb.org. For the latest happenings with the NFB surrounding COVID-19, please visit www.nfb.org.

Special Announcements

Beware of Scam Emails

We have received several calls and emails over the last few days asking about emails or text messages that look like they are coming from President Ruth Sager or other members of the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Ruth or other members of the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division Board of Directors urgently, or asking for gift cards and the codes to be sent to the sender of the message.

Convention Business Meeting Minutes

To read our convention business meeting minutes, please visit our national convention information page. Once the most current convention business meeting minutes become available, they will be posted to this page.

2021 Senior Retreat Agenda & Registration

We are proud to announce that the agenda and registration form is now available for the 2021 Virtual Senior Retreat taking place September 19 through 25, anywhere and everywhere. Both The links to access the agenda and registration form can be accessed by visiting the Senior Retreat page at https://seniors.nfb.org/senior-retreat. Registration is $50 per person and is open until August 30 at 11:59pm Eastern.

ATENTION!!! Learn How to Use Zoom!

Are you new to using Zoom? Or you have been using Zoom for a while and want to learn more about how to be a more efficient user? Then please listen to Jonathan Mosen's book, Meet Me In The Cloud, on how a blind person can easily use the Zoom Platform for meetings via audio and video. To listen to the audio files from the book, please visit https://seniors.nfb.org/learn-zoom.

Nationwide Conference Calls

We welcome you, your friends, and loved ones, to join us in our conference calls. In addition, these calls are recorded and available to listen to or download from our Nationwide Conference Calls page; found at the below link.

 

Follow this link to visit our Nationwide Conference Calls page. There you'll learn more about upcoming dates, how to join in, or listen to past recorded conference calls.

Aging and Blindness Literature Archive

Looking for articles about older blind individuals or for older blind individuals? Then visit our Aging and Blindness Literature Archive where 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.

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