Camp teaches IL skills to seniors with vision loss (video, photo gallery)

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Eight seniors with visual impairments attended the sixth edition of Camp SAVI (seniors adjusting to visual impairments) at E.H. Gentry Technical Facility in Talladega last week.

Held each spring, the camp teaches skills to help participants remain independent in their homes. The program also features sessions to educate the relatives of the seniors about issues faced by people with visual impairments.

The five-day camp – sponsored by ADRS, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, and E.H. Gentry Technical School –includes sessions on technology, hearing loss, cooking preparation, adjustment to blindness, personal care, lighting and contrast, and home management.

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