NETWORKING and education BREAKFAST

THOUGHTFUL DESIGN FOR MITIGATING THE CHALLENGES OF LOW VISION 
An engaging MORNING of learning, sharing and networking
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018, 8:30am-10:30am, YOUVILLE PLACE, LEXINGTON, MA


Speakers

  • Keith Bradley, Marketing Director, LWDA
  • Ruth Neeman, AIA, Principal and Director of the Senior Environments Design, LWDA
  • Meg Robertson, Director, Orientation & Mobility Department, Mass Commission for the Blind

Program Description

The sense of vision allows one to observe, navigate, ambulate, understand and communicate. As aging and disease impacts the vision in a variety of forms – these abilities are impaired and expose the individual to isolation, loss of independence, which is associated with cognitive decline, depression, agitation and general physical decline.

The experienced senior environment design professional is aware of these processes and harnesses the use of color, contrast, texture, light and shadow and appropriate placement of objects to enhance the visual sensory experience and mitigate some of the debilitating effects of declining vision.

Awareness and appropriate design are often cost neutral –the session will emphasize how to identify problems and implement attainable solutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the parameters used to assess visual acuity.
  • Understand how the process of healthy aging as well as diseases associated with old age, impacts vision and cognition.
  • Review design features that compensate and mitigate the impact of declined vision
  • Experience impaired vision with the aid of special glasses and discover first-hand how appropriate design makes environments friendlier to people with low vision.

Program Details

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 10:30am (on-site registration starts at 8:00am)
Location: Youville Place,
10 Pelham Rd, Lexington, MA 02421

CEUs: 1 CEU available for Nursing Home Administrators - NHA Aprroved Status NH-09015-006

Registration Information

This event is free of charge and open to LeadingAge MA members. Nonmember can attend for a fee of $100. Click here to register

 

Thanks to our Gold Sponsor

More Information or Questions

Lynn Monaghan, Education and Events Manager, LeadingAge Massachusetts
617-244-2999 | fax: 617-244-2995  
LMonaghan@LeadingAgeMA.org


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