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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

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.
February 8, 2023

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

Repeats every week every Friday 999 times.
February 10, 2023

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:

  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +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 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.
February 13, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM CT

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

One tap mobile:

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Dial by your location:

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  • +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 974 3131 8555
Passcode: 637552

NFB of Alabama Senior Division

Repeats every month on the second Monday 999 times.
February 13, 2023

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.

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

Repeats every month on the third Wednesday 999 times.
February 15, 2023

Time: 6 PM CST.

Phone Number: 609-663-1905

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

February 17, 2023

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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  • +12532158782,,193756810# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location:

  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +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 Ohio Seniors Division - All Are Welcome

Repeats every month on the third Sunday 999 times except Sun Sep 19 2021.
February 19, 2023

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#

NFB of New Jersey Senior Division - All are Welcome

Repeats every month on January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November on the third Monday 999 times except Mon Sep 20 2021. Also includes Tue Sep 07 2021.
February 20, 2023

Time: 7:00 pm ET

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/6477660103?pwd=MUl1dnZQU1JxMkhUemdCSHZUM21HUT09

One tap mobile:

  • +16468769923,,6477660103#,,,,*460994# US (New York)
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Dial by your location:

  • +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

Meeting ID: 647 766 0103
Passcode: 460994

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.
February 20, 2023

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:
+16468769923,,9612695221#,,,,,,0#,,902855# US (New York)
+13017158592,,9612695221#,,,,,,0#,,902855# US (Germantown)

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

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.
February 21, 2023

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.
February 22, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM ET

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

One Tap:

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  • +13126266799,,8297256345# US (Chicago)

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

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

February 24, 2023

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:

  • +16699006833,,193756810# US (San Jose)
  • +12532158782,,193756810# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location:

  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +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.
February 25, 2023

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.
February 28, 2023

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

Idaho Senior Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on the first Thursday 999 times.
March 2, 2023

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 2, 2023

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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  • +16468769923,,99374511935# US (New York)

Dialing in by phone:

  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 993 7451 1935

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

March 3, 2023

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:

  • +16699006833,,193756810# US (San Jose)
  • +12532158782,,193756810# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location:

  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +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.

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

Repeats every month on the first Friday 999 times.
March 3, 2023

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#

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

March 8, 2023

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 10, 2023

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:

  • +16699006833,,193756810# US (San Jose)
  • +12532158782,,193756810# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location:

  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +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 Nebraska Senior Division - Visitors are Welcome

March 13, 2023

Time: 7:00 PM CT

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

One tap mobile:

  • +13462487799,,97431318555#,,,,*637552# US (Houston)
  • +14086380968,,97431318555#,,,,*637552# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location:

  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
  • +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 974 3131 8555
Passcode: 637552

NFB of Alabama Senior Division

March 13, 2023

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.

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

March 15, 2023

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 16, 2023

Time: 2:00 PM ET

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

One tap mobile:

  • +19292056099,,8648789090# US (New York)
  • +13017158592,,8648789090# US (Germantown)

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

March 17, 2023

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:

  • +16699006833,,193756810# US (San Jose)
  • +12532158782,,193756810# US (Tacoma)

Dial by your location:

  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +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 Ohio Seniors Division - All Are Welcome

March 19, 2023

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#

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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.

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 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.

Senior Division to Host Virtual Retreat

Are you a blind senior who wants to learn new tips and tricks? Do you want to know how you can remain independent after vision loss? Do you want to develop social connections through contact with a community of blind friends and mentors? You can do all those things by participating in the 2023 Senior Retreat hosted by the National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division. The retreat will begin on January 22, 2023, and end on January 28. No need to leave home to participate. The retreat is being hosted virtually via the Zoom platform. You will receive all the information you need to participate after registering for the event.

We understand that not every senior is conversant with technology. So if you need help with the registration process, our volunteers will be happy to help you. The same is true if you have difficulty using the Zoom platform. So don’t be shy. We are here for you.

Our Senior Retreat page will provide you with additional information and a link to the registration form. We welcome blind and low-vision seniors ages 50 and up, and we hope you will register soon. The deadline for registering is January 13, 2023. So make plans to join us.

If you have questions prior to registering, give us a call at 443-681-9345 or email us at nfbseniors@gmail.com.

See you at the retreat.

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.

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.

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.

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