Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Inc.

Visually impaired seniors face a number of challenges including a loss of independence, depression, isolation and a higher mortality rate as compared to their sighted peers. The Lighthouse addresses these issues with their “Home-Based Independent Living Skills Training for Visually Impaired Seniors Program.” The agency uses a proven curriculum of training and counseling that teaches older adults to be safe and independent in spite of their visual impairment. Grant funds will offset the costs of home-based instruction and program materials to make this training possible for 100 older adults.