Active living with low vision by Pris Rogers, PhD and Julia Brock, MA
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a well-known phrase from the United States Declaration of Independence. Yet we often fail to consider the implications of the phrase when people need additional assistance or residential modifications to continue an enjoyable and satisfying lifestyle. Staying active and involved is important to everyone— including older adults with low vision who, like everyone else, need to maintain physical and mental health.
People who lose vision later in life often believe that their lives are essentially over and that they will never again have control. Vision loss affects every aspect of an older adult’s life and puts caregivers and family members at a loss as to how to help. Our purpose is to give you suggestions for making changes and adjustments that should help clients regain confidence and enhance their everyday living, leisure time and safety.