Partners In Care Sponsors a Support Group for Visually-Impaired Seniors

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If you are older person with an eye condition such as macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, you most likely have questions or concerns about how your vision issues will affect your ability to carry out your everyday life.

Partners In Care (PIC) Upper Shore is sponsoring a support group for visually-impaired seniors, both for PICmembers and for additional older adults in the community with their families and caregivers .

The group held their first meeting in June at the Brookletts Place, Talbot Senior Center which was well attended, and there was much input from those in attendance.  Attendees were very enthusiastic as they shared ideas and concerns andwere eager to learn more about products and services available to them.  Also, the caregivers, friends and families who attended learned much about their role in the life of visually-impaired individuals.  Future plans include topics such as transportation, services and tools for the blind.

The next meeting will be Tuesday July 18th from 1 to 2:30 pm at Brookletts Place, Talbot Senior Center, 400 Brookletts Avenue, Easton.  The featured speaker is Amanda Gonzales of the Maryland Library with information about free books on tape for visually impaired and handicapped individuals.  There will be applications to fill out and instructions on how to receive books on tape via pre-paid mailers.

Seating is limited to 20 visually-impaired members and 20 family, friends and caregivers. There is no charge for attending; however, an RSVP is required to the Partners In Care-Upper Shore office.  To reply, please contact Pam at 410-822-1803.

Partners In Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is to help older adults remain independent via services provided by volunteer members.  Membership is open to those who are age 50 +, who are ambulatory and willing to participate as good neighbors.  Membership is not based on income, and there is no monetary cost for membership or services.

Partners In Care provides many additional services including transportation and advocacy to help older adults remain independent in their homes. Partners in Care is supported by multiple community funding, including the United Fund of Talbot County. The United Fund enables Partners In Care and other non-profits serve the many areas of need in our community.

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