According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be observed on Sept. 22, 2017.
The anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is July 26th.
We have a consumer who is a resident of another state but lives in our state ½ of the year and the other state the other half. She has an ID from the other state and a home in both states.
We are excited to announce that we are again combining the annual OIB Program Managers' Meeting with the AFB Leadership Conference. The Conference will be in Oakland, CA on April 5-7, 2018.
The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center is a development of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University, focused on agencies serving older individuals who are blind (OIB). This grant (#H177Z150003) is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) under the U.S. Department of Education.