Aging 101

Find out about the prevalence of blindness and low vision among older people, tips and techniques for serving them, and some of the significant issues that older people who are new to blindness or low vision face.

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Aging and Vision Loss Tool Kit

Do you wish there was a guide explaining how to work with an older person experiencing vision loss later in life? Perhaps you are an individual who offers a variety […]

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Social Determinants of Health: Their Relation to Vision, Aging, and Advocacy

Consider typical concerns throughout your life. You worry about where to live, how to pay your bills, your health and medical bills, receiving an adequate education, and remaining socially connected. […]

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Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults and Their Relationship to Vision Loss

by Alberta L. Orr, MSW Loneliness and social isolation are growing public health concerns in our aging society. In fact, loneliness and social isolation are international public health concerns that […]

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Big Data is a Big Deal for Older People Who Are Blind or Low Vision

As a part of the Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition initiatives, big data regarding people aged 65+ in the United States was utilized to study older Americans and vision […]

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Health, Vision, and Aging

Vision changes as we age. Specific conditions like arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and others can exacerbate these issues with dry eyes, impaired eye movement, and even hallucinations. Managing both vision health […]

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