Wednesday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m., the Newport 60+ Activity Center will host an educational presentation by Jackie L. Macy, MS. COMS/CVRT, rehabilitation instructor for the blind in Eugene. She is a Certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist and Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist. Jackie will speak and provide visual aids as demos for the presentation. She plans to include talking books and have a machine and demo book as well. Folks can also handle the aids, etc. There will be about 15 minutes at the end of the session for a question and answer time.
Jackie’s presentation will include the following:
Oregon Commission for the Blind: Who they are and what they do
Description of the various programs they have and the populations they serve
Talk about various eye diseases ie: Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, etc.
Low Vision aids
Hands on demonstration
For more information come by the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR, or call 541-265-9617. To see a full listing of events, classes, and trips, visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.