I have been out of the blogging picture recently because I am preparing a book called Finding Your Voice After Vision Loss, which takes amazing amounts of time to write. I want the book to be easy to read of course, and useful for people new to vision loss, as well as providing tips and […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving 2016"
This is the season for parties, and if your loss of vision is serious enough not to recognize other people easily, you need to plan ahead. A party with everyone moving from place to place can be enjoyable or it can be hard work. The more you know about the guests and the set […]Read more "Holiday Parties with Folks Who See Well: Plan so You Don’t Get Parked!"
Ten years ago we had a client at the Carroll Center from up-state New York who had fallen off a roof and was terribly injured. He longed to reclaim his family role and barbecue again on the grill in his garage. I went out to search for anything that would help him and was thrilled […]Read more "Grilling Again"
Can you join in with everyone else at a carol service or Holiday sing along? What if you only know the first verse? It gets frustrating when you have to la-la along and everyone else can read the words and be joyful and triumphant! Here is a cheat sheet for some favorite chunnukah, […]Read more "Joining In: Do You Know More than the First Verse of Holiday Carols and Songs?"
A fun and easy way to spice up your home for the holiday season that you and your family can enjoy. Hi everyone! My name is Tina de Araujo and I work at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton Ma. I am a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, and I love my […]Read more "Happy Scented Holidays"
Your first holiday parties after vision loss ~~ If you have enough vision to get by and have a partner or close friend to go with, you can just hang out elbow to elbow with your friend and have identifying information slipped to you: “Cousin Mel you are looking great”; “Don’t you think these pumpkin […]Read more "Holiday Parties, Enjoying the Occasion"
Festive events are often painful for people dealing with disability. Holidays can be a terrible disappointment, not only an awful reminder of lost enjoyment, but very hard work! To avoid some of this heartache, preparation is your best tactic, and the telephone your best friend. Phone your host several days ahead, and […]Read more "Thanksgiving: One Big Tip to Help You Enjoy the Party"
Here are some different ways to send greetings this season: Do you want to be able to enjoy the cards yourself? Food for the Poor banana bark (that is the link) Christmas and All Occasion cards: $15.00, for 10 The cards from this Catholic charity working in Haiti are made from banana bark and you […]Read more "Season’s Greetings: How Will You Send Them?"
With the fall closing in and Thanksgiving only a month away, you can create living gifts now, before life gets crazy, by planting bulbs in pots. There are two types of bulb that have been specially treated so that they can be grown without leaving them in a cold dark place for weeks (a process […]Read more "Living Gifts"
Going to a show; a musical, a play, dance show or opera can be too painful in the first years after vision loss. There’s no doubt that seeing the stage set, the actors and their gestures perhaps even their expressions, is a great part of the enjoyment. Even watching the audience can be fun. Some […]Read more "Why Go To See a Show When You Have Lost Most of Your Sight?"