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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

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.
September 27, 2022

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.
September 28, 2022

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

NFB of Pennsylvania Seniors Committee

Repeats every month on the fourth Wednesday 11 times.
September 28, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM ET

Whether you are a senior or just interested in issues that affect blind and visually impaired seniors in PA, please join us. Let's plan monthly calls and look at what topics people are most interested in. We hope to share information on many topics which can help blind seniors to remain independent. Please note that NFB Code of Conduct rules apply. We want an atmosphere of encouragement. Deneice Hopper and Connie Scheu will lead the discussions.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/99546476505
Meeting ID: 995 4647 6505

One tap mobile:
+13017158592,,99546476505# US (Washington DC)
+13126266799,,99546476505# US (Chicago)

Dial by your location:
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 995 4647 6505

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ah2hcBuje

NFB of Arizona Senior Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every week every Friday 999 times.
September 30, 2022

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.

Idaho Senior Division – All are Welcome

Repeats every month on the first Thursday 999 times.
October 6, 2022

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.

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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 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.

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.

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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