Media Release

 

Thursday, February 23, 2012
For Immediate Release
Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services

Contact: Margaret Kurtz
Telephone: 229-6993

 

Vision Forum At Las Vegas Senior Center March 8
Free Basic Skills Workshops For Visually Impaired

 

Living as a blind or visually impaired person can be a real challenge. How do you find where you're going, know what colors you're wearing, or make nutritious meals? Join other visually impaired individuals, their families and those who serve them for a free one-day event with workshops on basic skills and a vendor area with high- and low-technology equipment and community resources. The seventh annual Vision Forum is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Las Vegas Senior Center, located at 451 E. Bonanza Road.  The vendor area will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. in the adjacent Dula Gymnasium.

Workshop topics will include fitness, nutrition, budgeting techniques, cooking frugally, recreation options, assistive technology, insurance, low vision resources, health care, diabetes information and family discussion. The event is sponsored by Blindconnect, the city of Las Vegas, Nevada Council of the Blind and Veterans Administration Vision Program. Those who pre-register by Feb. 28 are guaranteed a free lunch, raffle ticket and expedited Paratransit service. Download the registration form and brochure here, register at the senior center, or call (702) 229-6454 to register by telephone. Registration March 8 opens at 8 a.m. at the senior center.

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