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Senior Conversations

Classic cars at Hershey Park.
Jane Degenshein, National Federation of the Blind Seniors Division board member, is the driver with family while having a great time at Hershey Park.

The national federation of the Blind seniors Division is proud to spotlight topics of vital interest to those losing vision later in life by hosting conference calls to address specific issues; moderated by active members of the NFB. This page will explain how it works, gives a listing of upcoming calls, and provides a link to listen to past recordings.

How it works:

A notice of these calls will be sent to all subscribers of a listserv on NFBNet.

If you join us for a call, please take note of the following information and our request of all participants:

Time of Calls:

  • 4:00 PM Eastern Time
  • 3:00 PM Central Time
  • 2:00 PM Mountain time
  • 1:00 PM Pacific time

Conference Call Numbers:

We are using the Zoom platform for all of our calls. the numbers for each month will change. And so, from the below listing for the current month, it will have the needed numbers for that month; the dial in information will be deleted after the date of the call, and the new numbers will appear for the next call, one week prior to the date of the call. All calls are recorded, available to be listened to, and directions for accessing them is further down on this page.


Please mute yourself upon entering the call to minimize distracting background noise and follow the moderator's directions when you want to unmute and join the discussion.

Schedule of 2023 Senior Conversations

All calls are on or Zoom. They are on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. Eastern time, January through May.

Date Topic Presenter(s)
May 23, 2023 Crafting Joyce Cain
April 25, 2023 Using Your White Cane With Another Mobility Device Duncan Larsen
March 28, 2023 Grandparenting 202 Shelley Coppel and Jane Degenshein
February 28, 2023 Conversation with John Olson of 3D PhotoWorks John Olson

Listening to recordings of past Senior Conversations:

Next to each archived conference call discussion listed on our Archived Senior Conversations Discussions page is a link to listen to the audio recording of that particular discussion. Click on that link and your computer will play it aloud for you.

Additional Information:

For more information regarding the NFB Seniors Division, please visit our About the NFB Seniors Division page. You can also contact the president of the NFB Seniors Division, Glen Crosby, with any questions at 443-681-9345 or

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