OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: August 24, 2023

OIB-TAC Weekly Brief: August 24, 2023

Weekly brief OIB-TAC

View OIB-TAC August Webinar On-Demand: Mastering the Art of Group Instruction

Last week, Polly Abbott, an older blind specialist at OIB-TAC, presented key strategies and considerations for group instruction in vision rehabilitation. If you missed the webinar or would like to view the webinar again for reference, click here to access the recording on the OIB-TAC website!

Lessons for Living – Available Online & from the National Library Service

Lessons for Living with Vision Loss is an instructional series in which rehabilitation professionals share tips for safely and efficiently completing daily tasks. Topics range from understanding eye conditions to organizing your closet, completing tasks in the kitchen to using a computer, and effective use of low vision to participate in leisure pursuits.

Lessons for Living are available in English and Spanish from the National Library Service, BARD.

Click here for the English version! | Click here for the Spanish version!

Save the Date: Next OIB-TAC Webinar on September 15th

Don’t miss OIB-TAC’s upcoming webinar, titled Making a Difference: Social Isolation, Vision, Hearing, and Falls Prevention. The webinar will be held on Friday, September 15th, at 2:00 PM Central.

Presenters: Valerie Biediger MS, M.Ed. and Kirsten Dorsey, OTR/L

In this webinar, Valerie and Kirsten will help draw the connection between how the loss of vision and hearing impact fall risk and increase social isolation. They will discuss how falling can lead to reduced activity levels and low mental health. They will also share their experiences in implementing a fall risk reduction program called A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls and the solutions found to increase participation for people who have vision or hearing loss. 

Participants will have the opportunity to experience a vision and hearing loss simulation, identify strategies to increase participation in evidence-based programming, and hear from a program leader who has vision loss himself about his experiences. 

This webinar is aimed at anyone interested to learn about how participating in evidence-based programming for fall prevention can improve physical health, increase mental well-being, and reduce social isolation in older adults.

Click here to register!