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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

Idaho Senior Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on the first Thursday 999 times.
March 7, 2024

We have several methods for meeting, however, for now, all of us are only meeting by phone! And we are all praying for you!

Seniors from the Treasure Valley Chapter, in Boise, meet the first, or second Thursday at noon for lunch. Other seniors around the state join in on the Idaho Gems Phone Chapter, which meets on the first Monday of the month.

Contact President Vel Slotten at 208-345-1018 for the meeting details.

Florida Senior Group – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December on the first Thursday 999 times.
March 7, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Additional Information: For additional information, please contact Gloria Mills Hicks at 813-340-9750 or Glorianfb@irescuetax.com.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99374511935

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Meeting ID: 993 7451 1935

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every week every Friday 999 times.
March 8, 2024

We have a weekly Zoom meeting for seniors!

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Topic: SAAVI is offering an opportunity for seniors to meet from throughout Arizona. An occasion to discuss issues of importance like tips and tricks for living with blindness; resources; just sharing experiences, and insight.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/193756810

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Meeting ID: 193 756 810

Need assistance attending the meeting?

If you have difficulty accessing Zoom either by phone or computer, please contact president Connie Leblond at 480-489-1247 prior to the meeting and we will make efforts to work it out.

NFB of Nebraska Senior Division - Visitors are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December on the second Monday 999 times.
March 11, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM CT

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97431318555?pwd=NmVpT2VhTEl4ZlczVElyZDYycDNGQT09

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Meeting ID: 974 3131 8555
Passcode: 637552

NFB of Alabama Senior Division

Repeats every month on the second Monday 999 times.
March 11, 2024

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm Central Time via conference call. Please join us by calling (563) 999-2432 dial access code: 813429.

New Mexico, Senior Action Group Energy (SAGE) - All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, December on the second Wednesday 999 times.
March 13, 2024

Time: 7:15 PM MT Additional Information: For additional information, please contact president Veronica Smith at 505-269-1034 or nfbnm.sage@gmail.com.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95791253273

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,95791253273# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 957 9125 3273

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

March 15, 2024

We have a weekly Zoom meeting for seniors!

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Topic: SAAVI is offering an opportunity for seniors to meet from throughout Arizona. An occasion to discuss issues of importance like tips and tricks for living with blindness; resources; just sharing experiences, and insight.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/193756810

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Dial by your location:

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Meeting ID: 193 756 810

Need assistance attending the meeting?

If you have difficulty accessing Zoom either by phone or computer, please contact president Connie Leblond at 480-489-1247 prior to the meeting and we will make efforts to work it out.

NFB of Ohio Seniors Division - All Are Welcome

Repeats every month on the third Sunday 999 times except Sun Sep 19 2021.
March 17, 2024

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#

Blind Michigan Seniors Advocating for Seniors (BMISAFS)

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November on the third Monday 999 times.
March 18, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting:
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Meeting ID: 961 269 5221
Passcode: 902855

One tap mobile:
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Dial by your location:
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Meeting ID: 961 269 5221
Passcode: 902855

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abAqo1qDa1

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.
March 19, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM ET

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

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

NFB Seniors of Louisiana. Our group meets via a conference call line. All are welcome

Repeats every month on the third Wednesday 999 times.
March 20, 2024

Time: 6 PM CST.

Phone Number: 609-663-1905

NFB of South Carolina Senior Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, March, May, July, September, November on the third Thursday 999 times.
March 21, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8648789090?pwd=QTVQd2RzN3l6QnNmZ0FmSnp6NG8vQT09

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NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

March 22, 2024

We have a weekly Zoom meeting for seniors!

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Topic: SAAVI is offering an opportunity for seniors to meet from throughout Arizona. An occasion to discuss issues of importance like tips and tricks for living with blindness; resources; just sharing experiences, and insight.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/193756810

One Tap:

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Dial by your location:

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  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 193 756 810

Need assistance attending the meeting?

If you have difficulty accessing Zoom either by phone or computer, please contact president Connie Leblond at 480-489-1247 prior to the meeting and we will make efforts to work it out.

NFB of Washington Seniors Group – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November on the fourth Saturday 999 times.
March 23, 2024

Time: 12:00 PM PT

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81784891088?pwd=Ry9iWER2R0gxYldkN3RvV1p3d0dWUT09

One tap mobile: +12532158782,,81784891088#,,,,*023961# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location: +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 817 8489 1088
Passcode: 023961

NFB of Kansas Seniors Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October on the fourth Tuesday 999 times.
March 26, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM CT
Phone#: 916-235-1420
Access code: 879925#
Second code: 25463#
One Tap: 9162351420,,879925#,,25463#

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.
March 27, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM ET

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

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

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

March 29, 2024

We have a weekly Zoom meeting for seniors!

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Topic: SAAVI is offering an opportunity for seniors to meet from throughout Arizona. An occasion to discuss issues of importance like tips and tricks for living with blindness; resources; just sharing experiences, and insight.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/193756810

One Tap:

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Dial by your location:

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Meeting ID: 193 756 810

Need assistance attending the meeting?

If you have difficulty accessing Zoom either by phone or computer, please contact president Connie Leblond at 480-489-1247 prior to the meeting and we will make efforts to work it out.

Idaho Senior Division – All are Welcome

April 4, 2024

We have several methods for meeting, however, for now, all of us are only meeting by phone! And we are all praying for you!

Seniors from the Treasure Valley Chapter, in Boise, meet the first, or second Thursday at noon for lunch. Other seniors around the state join in on the Idaho Gems Phone Chapter, which meets on the first Monday of the month.

Contact President Vel Slotten at 208-345-1018 for the meeting details.

Florida Senior Group – All are Welcome

April 4, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM ET
Additional Information: For additional information, please contact Gloria Mills Hicks at 813-340-9750 or Glorianfb@irescuetax.com.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99374511935

One Tap:

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Dialing in by phone:

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Meeting ID: 993 7451 1935

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

April 5, 2024

We have a weekly Zoom meeting for seniors!

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Topic: SAAVI is offering an opportunity for seniors to meet from throughout Arizona. An occasion to discuss issues of importance like tips and tricks for living with blindness; resources; just sharing experiences, and insight.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/193756810

One Tap:

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Dial by your location:

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Meeting ID: 193 756 810

Need assistance attending the meeting?

If you have difficulty accessing Zoom either by phone or computer, please contact president Connie Leblond at 480-489-1247 prior to the meeting and we will make efforts to work it out.

Maryland Seniors monthly call: sponsored by Blind Industries and Services of Maryland - All are Welcome

Repeats every month on the first Friday 999 times.
April 5, 2024

Brian Holley and Sondra Burchette are the facilitators

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET
Phone #: 1-605-313-4818
Access code: 720125#
One Tab: 6053134818,, 720125#

NFB of Nebraska Senior Division - Visitors are Welcome

April 8, 2024

Time: 7:00 PM CT

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/97431318555?pwd=NmVpT2VhTEl4ZlczVElyZDYycDNGQT09

One tap mobile:

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Meeting ID: 974 3131 8555
Passcode: 637552

NFB of Alabama Senior Division

April 8, 2024

Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 pm Central Time via conference call. Please join us by calling (563) 999-2432 dial access code: 813429.

New Mexico, Senior Action Group Energy (SAGE) - All are Welcome

April 10, 2024

Time: 7:15 PM MT Additional Information: For additional information, please contact president Veronica Smith at 505-269-1034 or nfbnm.sage@gmail.com.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95791253273

One tap mobile: +16699006833,,95791253273# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 957 9125 3273

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

April 12, 2024

We have a weekly Zoom meeting for seniors!

Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MT
Topic: SAAVI is offering an opportunity for seniors to meet from throughout Arizona. An occasion to discuss issues of importance like tips and tricks for living with blindness; resources; just sharing experiences, and insight.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/193756810

One Tap:

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Dial by your location:

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Meeting ID: 193 756 810

Need assistance attending the meeting?

If you have difficulty accessing Zoom either by phone or computer, please contact president Connie Leblond at 480-489-1247 prior to the meeting and we will make efforts to work it out.

Blind Michigan Seniors Advocating for Seniors (BMISAFS)

April 15, 2024

Time: 8:00 PM ET

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://zoom.us/j/9612695221?pwd=dHlxZDNwcVVZbUVTYUM5cEU4cDlndz09
Meeting ID: 961 269 5221
Passcode: 902855

One tap mobile:
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Dial by your location:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 961 269 5221
Passcode: 902855

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/abAqo1qDa1

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Special Announcements

2024 SENIOR RETREAT SCHEDULED!

Each year, the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division hosts a program designed to provide blind and low vision seniors with an introduction to nonvisual skills that can help them to continue living the lives they want. In 2024, the Senior Retreat will be hosted virtually and will feature lessons in cane travel, daily living skills, access technology, home organization and more.

Most program instructors are competent blind people who know the value of using the skills of blindness, but we also have a couple of instructors who have been taught by blind mentors and know how to teach using nonvisual techniques rather than encouraging the use of vision our students no longer have. We teach nonvisual skills because we know they are just as effective as sight, and they work better when using sight is no longer a viable option.

The program accepts participants from across the country who are at least fifty years old. The program lasts a week, and there is a modest fee of $50 per person. This helps us to defray the cost of resource materials that we provide to people following the program’s completion.

In 2024, the Senior Retreat will begin on February 11 and end with a wrap up of the week’s activities on February 17. After you register, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your registration form and payment. People who have difficulty registering on their own are welcome to call our office. If we aren’t available when you call, leave a message so we can call you back and get you registered for this premier learning experience. You can reach us by phone at 443-681-9345 or by email at nfbseniors@gmail.com.

For more information and to register, go to the Senior Retreat page.

Time to Join for 2024!

Have you been a member of the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division for years? Or are you new to the organization? Whatever the case, we wanted to remind you that 2023 is almost in the rearview mirror, and 2024 will present another opportunity to learn new things as you navigate the journey that is blindness. With that in mind, we are posting this gentle reminder that it will soon be time to pay dues for the upcoming year, and we have several ways for you to do that.

If you still like sending paper checks, our treasurer will be happy to receive your dues that way. Just make your check payable to NFB Seniors Division and mail it to:

Duncan Larsen
304 East Simpson Street
Lafayette, CO 80026-2326

You can also pay using the donate button on this website. Choose “general contribution”, and if possible complete the memo line by including the words 2024 dues. If you have difficulty completing your payment using our donate button, we will be more than happy to help you complete the transaction if you will call or email us.

Finally, we have added a new way to pay dues this year. You can send them almost instantly using Zelle. If your bank or credit union allows you to send and receive money using Zelle, we encourage you to set up your Zelle account and pay your dues using that option. By the way, Zelle is free and saves us the cost of processing credit card payments, so the division will receive your full dues payment. It is also a great way for you to send payments to anyone who has access to Zelle. You just need to know the email address or phone number associated with an account, and you can send money. In our case, just choose to send money and set us up as a recipient from your bank’s online banking portal or app. Once we are set up in your Zelle account, you’ll be able to send your dues. To send funds using Zelle, choose to use an email address and use nfbseniors@gmail.com. FYI, you can also receive money from others using Zelle, and it won’t cost you anything.

Thank you for being a member of the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division. We value you as a part of our community, and we look forward to another year of friendship and learning together.

If you need additional information about paying your dues or anything else related to the division, please call 443-681-9345 or email nfbseniors@gmail.com.

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.

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.

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.

MiniVision2 Cell Phone Fundraiser

Are you a blind senior looking for an easy to use and accessible cell phone? Then the MiniVision2 is the cell phone you are looking for! To read a review, please visit https://nfb.org/images/nfb/publications/bm/bm21/bm2105/bm210519.htm. When you order the phone and use the coupon code of NFBMV2, then the NFB Seniors Division will receive a $15 donation from RAZ Mobility. In addition, each phone sold will come with a free pouch with belt clip. For additional information, please visit www.razmobility.com, or contact Robert Felgar at 703-261-7036 or robert@razmobility.com.

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 Glen Crosby or other members of the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division. The emails or text messages are asking people to contact Glen 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. We want to let you all know, this is a scam and not something that is being sent from Glen or any other members of the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division Board of Directors. It has been noted that the email address or phone number they are coming from is not Glen or others listed on the division website, but they are using their names. The organization would not ever ask for gift card purchases or other personal information like this in emails or text messages.

If you ever do have a question about an email or text message that you receive from Glen or anyone else from the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division, and think it may be a scam, please make sure to reach out to Glen or the name in the email or text message prior to sending any information to it. If confirmed as a spam message, please report it immediately to issues@nfb.org.

COVID-19 Information & Announcements

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.

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