May 6, 2013 Leave a comment
Independent Living Classes To Start June 1st
Learning to live and function with diminished vision or a lack of functional vision can be a frightening and challenging experience. Vision loss can result in emotional and physical isolation and injury, and for those of working age, it can lead to unemployment. Adults who experience vision loss often become isolated as a result of the inability to drive, read, or use the telephone adequately. In addition, they often experience health issues or unsafe situations due to difficulties shopping, preparing meals, managing medication, and many are prone to falling.
To address these issues, the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind offers Independent Living Skills Classes for low vision or blind individuals who live in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties. The next 12 session classes start on June 1st.
These classes, which are held twice a week at the Lighthouse in Port Richey and the Lighthouse in Brooksville, teach individuals with vision loss to effectively utilize any remaining vision and how to use their other senses. The training includes medication management, meal preparation, writing checks, and the use of assistive technology, computers, Braille, and the white cane. The classes are free and transportation is provided.