Help for Veterans Who Have Vision Loss

There are approximately 130,000 veterans in the United States who are legally blind, and over a million veterans who have low vision which decreases their ability to perform necessary daily

My New Student is Blind. What Do I Need to Know?

by Linda L. Gerra, Ed.D., Director, Children’s Vision Programs, Lighthouse Guild You’re a school administrator/principal. You have a new student who is blind. What do you need to know? You

How to Convey Dance to Those Without Sight? All Hands On

Posted by The New York Times It was neither awkward nor sensual — more like a group of mechanics huddled over an engine, discussing its capabilities and how it works. In

Indoor Map Learning for the Visually Impaired

Trip planning is useful for all travelers, but especially important for people who are visually impaired because they can learn maps and routes prior to their upcoming journey. Many of

How to stay safe outdoors this winter if you’re visually impaired – more tips

Winter travel can be particularly challenging if you’re visually impaired or blind. Lighthouse Guild’s wide range of services for people with vision loss includes instruction in independent travel, including becoming

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another partner.

Dental Care

Problems with your teeth can affect how and what you eat. Poor dental health can also lead to pneumonia and heart disease. Gum disease and oral cancer, if found and treated early, need not become a major problem

Physical Fitness and Nutrition

It is known that healthful eating and regular exercise can prevent and control many conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. A plan everyone should follow is: take your medications as prescribed, see your doctor once a year for a “well visit” and eat a healthy diet.

Avoiding Slips, Trips and Broken Hips

Falls are the leading cause of injury for people over 65 years of age. These injuries can result in decreased mobility and a loss of independence.

How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.