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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.