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  • Questions about 7-OB?

    If you have questions about the 7-OB report, visit the Program Administration page of our Community of Practice at www.oib-tac.org/program-administration/federal/.

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  • February is Low Vision Awareness Month

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with low vision, talk with your eye care professional about options and services available. It's important to remember there is hope and help.

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  • National Mentoring Month

    Did you know that January is National Mentoring Month? Mentoring is a professional relationship in which an experienced person (the mentor) assists another (mentee) in developing specific skills and knowledge that will enhance the less-experienced person’s professional and personal growth.

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  • Welcome Sylvia Stinson-Perez!

    Sylvia Stinson-Perez has joined us as

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  • New eLearning Course Available

    Last year, the results of the OIB-TAC Best Practices Task Force were released. This group of 16 experts agreed upon best practices that relate to the administration of state older blind programs.

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  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

    International Day of Disabled Persons is observed annually on December 3, as proclaimed by the United National General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. The 2018 theme is empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. 

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  • National Diabetes Month

    Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month? Diabetes impacts millions of Americans. The most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Learn more about, steps to prevent, and how to manage diabetic eye disease by visiting the following:

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  • White Cane Day 2018

    Monday, October 15, is White Cane Safety Day in the United States. Visit the following websites to learn more, and post any further questions on the Forum. 

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  • Blindness Awareness Month

    Did you know that October is Blindness Awareness Month? Learn more about blindness and vision loss by visiting the OIB-TAC Resource page to find these helpful tools and more!

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  • Older Americans Month 2018

    Older Americans have been recognized and celebrated in the month of May since 1963. The theme for 2018 is "Engage at Every Age." Check out the promotional materials from the Administration for Community Living. 

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  • Low Vision Awareness Month

    February is Low Vision Awareness Month.

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  • Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    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.

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  • ADA Anniversary - July 26

    The anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is July 26th.

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  • June is National Safety Month

    June is National Safety Month, and when discussing safety with older individuals, especially those with visual impairment, the issue of falls often comes up.

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  • Older Americans Month

    Older Americans have been recognized and celebrated in the month of May since 1963. Most recently, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution with that designation, and President Trump made an official proclamation.

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