Calling Advocates for Older Adults with Vision Loss!

October 26, 2016, 3:00-4:30 pm ET

Toll-Free Number: (866) 939-3921, Code: 43605316

Join us for the second conference call for the Twenty-First Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss. We had over 130 people join us to launch the agenda in May, and the participants have begun organizing four Goal groups to advocate for better policies and best practices that help older adults with vision loss. This upcoming call will offer you the opportunity to become involved for the first time or to hear from other advocates if you have already been active in the Agenda activities.

There will be two main components of the call. Three speakers will share how they work towards the improvement of policies and services for older adults with vision loss. Dr. John McAllister, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will discuss his research into O&M for seniors with visual impairments. Katherine Freund of iTN America will discuss her work advocating for and providing safe and dignified transportation for seniors. Deb Harlin, Director of Information, Research, and Professional Development at Helen Keller National Center, will talk about HKNC’s outreach to and services for older adults facing challenges due to combined vision and hearing loss. Participants in the call will have the opportunity to respond to and to ask questions of each of the presenters. Then, the Champions representing each of the Goal groups will share what they and others have done to develop objectives and organize responsibilities within the scope of their respective goals.

No RSVP is required. Simply call (866) 939-3921 (toll-free), and enter 43605316# on October 26, a few minutes before 3:00 pm Eastern to join the call. Participants are also encouraged to join the Agenda listserv by contacting Sarah Malaier at to be added to the Google Group.

We hope you will join this call whether or not you have previously been involved in the Agenda. We always welcome newcomers because the more people advocate for these important issues, the more impact we can have. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah at

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