L.I.V.E- Living Indepedently with Low Vision to Empower
National White Cane Day Celebration
Hosted By Federal Coffee
Friday Oct 14th At 10:00AM
For blind people, the white cane is an essential tool. We use our other senses to explore and understand the world around us. The white cane, in effect, makes our hands and arms longer. We can avoid obstacles, find steps, find uneven places in the sidewalk, locate doorways, and much more.
Terre Haute Mayor, Duke Bennett, will present the proclamation recognizing this event and Federal Coffee and Fine Foods will be hosting the WILL Center’s LIVE program.
Please join us to celebrate!
For more information call: 812-298-
The Wabash Independent Living & Learning (WILL) Center, Inc., of Terre Haute IN provides a free program to assist senior citizens in the Wabash Valley who are blind or visually impaired. The LIVE Program also called, Chapter 2, provides the following services at no cost to our consumers:
- Low Vision Support Groups
- Orientation & Mobility Training
- Training for Service Agencies
- Assistive Products
- Resource Referral
In previous years the WILL Center has helped more than 900 sight challenged seniors through a program designed to assist residents that are visually challenged with maintaining their independence and dignity.
This service is offered free to persons in Vigo, Clay, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, and Owen counties. Participants must be visually impaired or blind and at least age 55. The goal is to ensure that these persons continue and enhance their independence, and to avoid having to enter institutional care.
The WILL Center staff meet with individuals and through conversation determine what they find are the greatest challenges in their day-to-day lives. The WILL Center staff will assist these individuals in the areas of identifying and marking settings on appliances, writing tools, personal record keeping mobility training and public transportation resources. The Chapter 2 also offers mini-grants for the purchase of low vision aids.
The funds for this grant program were provided by the (FSSA/OBVI) of Indiana. For more information contact:Danny Wayne at email@example.com