Llanfair Hosts Programs for Older Adults With Vision Problems

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Shares Tips & Tricks

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Llanfair is a Masterpiece Living community -- where aging is a vibrant, inspired process.

We know that changes in vision often lead to lifestyle changes for older adults and may prevent them from enjoying many aspects of daily life.

CINCINNATI (PRWEB) February 27, 2014

Llanfair, a premier continuing care retirement community serving Southwest Ohio, hosts and co-sponsors two educational programs presented by the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

On Wednesday, April 2, Kathy Roberts, LSW, will present "Help for Older Adults with Vision Problems." Roberts is the association's social services manager, and her program will focus on helping older adults with a variety of vision issues. She'll also suggest tips for remaining independent and actively engaged.

On Wednesday, May 7, Meredith Owensby, certified vision rehabilitation therapist, will present "Low Vision Gadgets and Tricks to Help You Remain Independent." Guests will try out adaptive devices and other tools that will help them manage daily-living tasks.

"We know that changes in vision often lead to lifestyle changes for older adults and may prevent them from enjoying many aspects of daily life," Llanfair Executive Director Sheena Parton said. "Llanfair is pleased to welcome the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired for two programs that will educate them on how to remain independent and give them the tools they need to live more successfully."

Both presentations will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at noon and will be held in the Llanfair Campus Center Great Room, 1701 Llanfair Ave., Cincinnati. They are free and open to the public, but a reservation is required. Call 513.591.4567 to save your seat.

The Llanfair Shared Vision Support Group co-sponsors the events and invites older adults who are experiencing the challenges of low vision to join. The group meets from 11 a.m. to noon every first Wednesday of the month at Llanfair.

For more information, call 513.681.4230 or visit http://www.llanfairohio.org.

Llanfair Retirement Community
Llanfair Retirement Community is one of 11 retirement communities owned and operated by OPRS Communities, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS), headquartered in Columbus. Since 1922, OPRS has defined the highest standards of quality of life for older adults. Each year, OPRS serves more than 73,000 people annually through its wholly owned subsidiaries OPRS Communities and Senior Independence. Senior Independence provides home and community based services, operates 10 adult day centers and manages six senior centers, in partnership with local governments. In addition, Senior Independence services are extended nationwide through its iPartners. Another wholly owned subsidiary, the OPRS Foundation raises several million dollars annually to support charity care, special programs, capital expansion and endowment.