Learning to Live with Vision Loss: Learning to do Things in a Different Way

Wednesday, October 3 - 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Second Sense
65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60601

Group of people with vision loss enjoying the cityHave you just been diagnosed with vision loss? Not sure where to turn or what’s ahead of you?

Talking about the uncertainties, learning about resources that can help and being with others who are also experiencing what you are going through can help you begin to live successfully with vision loss.

Our four-part series exposes you to many aspects of the adjustment process: dealing with the emotional impact, living independently, getting around and accessing technology. We’ll answer questions and have honest discussions to help you manage the life that’s ahead of you.

We welcome family and friends to join us and encourage participants to attend all four sessions.

Understanding the Emotional Impact of Vision Loss

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Discussion leader: Polly Abbott, CVRT, Director of Rehabilitation Services
We’ll discuss the impact of vision loss on you and your family and the emotions that come with a loss of independence.

Getting Where You Want To Go

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Discussion leader: Rachael Eschbach, COMS
We’ll discuss issues that interfere with getting where you want to go like giving up driving, waiting for others to help out and using and being seen with a white cane.

Technology is Key to Your Independence

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:30 to 12:00 pm
Discussion leader: David Flament, MS Ed, Manager of Assistive Technology Services
Can’t deal with paper and pencil anymore? We’ll talk about how technology can free you up to manage all sorts of chores – shopping, finances, calendar, email and more.

Learning To Do Things in a Different Way

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 10:30 to 12:00 pm
Discussion leader: Cody Froetter, CVRT
Life is frustrating when you have to ask someone for help for simple tasks you could always do yourself. A certified vision rehabilitation therapist can provide lots of strategies, tips and techniques to give you back your independence.

To register, call our front desk at 312-236-8569 or email email Polly Abbott.

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