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The ability to see it clearly; Marshall Browning hosting elderly blind program

updated: 10/7/2015 11:54 PM

Marshall Browning Estates, an independent living community located on the campus of Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin, will host a free Elderly Blind Program for the public on Thursday, October 15 at 10 a.m.
The Elderly Blind Program will be presented by the Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living (SICIL).  The program serves people 55 years or older who are blind or visually impaired, including those with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, or cataracts.  
The program offers an array of adaptive devices – magnifiers, large-print aids, talking watches, talking books, radios for the visually impaired, and mobility products that help visually impaired individuals remain in their homes.  Training on the use of the equipment is available at no cost.
The Southern Illinois Center for Independent Living (SICIL) is a community-based, non-profit, and non-residential facility.  They offer a variety of services to persons with disabilities (consumers) and their families in order to help consumers remain independent in their own homes and participate in their communities. Services which are aimed at increasing independent living options are also available to any civic/community organization.
For adequate seating, reservations for the program are required by calling Vicki Spiller, Director.

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