Vision loss and age-related eye diseases become more common as we age, but can be deeply frustrating for those experiencing these vision changes. That’s why your Foundation was proud to sponsor a presentation by the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Amy Wurf, Director of Education and Vision Services, spoke to a group of 22 residents and family members in Capitol Lakes’ Grand Hall in late June 2023. She shared useful and practical information for those dealing with age related vision issues and also spoke specifically about strategies to successfully live with eye diseases such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. She showed adaptive products that could help residents experiencing vision loss increase their quality of life and encouraged residents to advocate for themselves when they see changes that could make life easier.
“I had a number of residents approach me personally to express gratitude for Amy’s terrific presentation,” relates Foundation Director, Lenee Kruse. “We are so fortunate to have such a tremendous non-profit right down the road from us and I’m glad we could connect residents with this important community resource.”
Fostering community partnerships with organizations like the Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired is just one way your Foundation works to enhance the living experience for our residents.