GLENVILLE, NY (February 5, 2018) — The Meadows at Glenwyck Vision Education Group will sponsor a program on Monday, February 12th at 1 p.m. titled “Aging Successfully with Aging Vision.” Held at The Meadows at Glenwyck in Glenville (150 Dutch Meadows Lane, Glenville), the program will be presented by Cheryl Lawyer, outreach & education coordinator, at the Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA).
The one-hour educational presentation is focused on the leading causes of aging vision, early warning signs and resources for those whose vision is not as good as it used to be. Lawyer will also discuss specific eye health issues like macular degeneration, as well as show, “Living with Low Vision,” a 10-minute video that presents real life success stories of people experiencing aging vision and coping strategies.
The Meadows at Glenwyck Vision Education Group’s members are residents and community members who meet on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. to share information, experiences and learn about the latest in eye health resources. Each month features a topic related to aging vision, including sharing of current topics on research and living with declining vision, as well as guest speakers and educational outings. All residents and community members are welcome to attend.
The group was started with the support of NABA, which provides low-vison services to people with declining vision and vision loss. Lawyer coordinates most meetings and not only brings helpful information and resources, but also NABA guide dog, Ambassador Clive, a friendly black Labrador Retriever who adds some “puppy love” and smiles to the meetings.