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Seminars@Hadley - Independent Living

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  • Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Presents: 1Touch Project: Vision Impairment and Self-Defense

    Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Presents: 1Touch Project: Vision Impairment and Self-Defense

    20/04/2017

    Join Seminars@Hadley as Stephen Nicholls, Founder and Director of the 1Touch Project will explain how the program works, the benefits of self-defense to the individual and community and how anyone of any age can learn skills to minimize risk, maximize independence and increase life chances. Ed Haines, member of the Seminars@Hadley team will moderate this 60-minute seminar. A question and answer session will be included as part of the seminar.

  • Meet Amazon Echo and Alexa

    Meet Amazon Echo and Alexa

    05/04/2017

    Join Seminars@Hadley as presenters Vivian Seki and Patrick Sturdivant give a demonstration of what this tabletop device can do. Dawn Turco, a member of the Seminars@Hadley team, will moderate this 30-minute discussion.

  • Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Presents: VisionAware: A Wealth of Resources

    Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Presents: VisionAware: A Wealth of Resources

    16/03/2017

    Join Seminars@Hadley as Priscilla Rogers, Program Director of VisionAware, describes how this valuable initiative can help older adults with vision loss, their families and caregivers.

  • Why Community Service? Whats in it for me?

    Why Community Service? What's in it for me?

    12/01/2017

    Join Seminars@Hadley as panelists Darian Smith and members of the National Federation of the Blind Community Service division share their insights and experiences to help you get started.

  • Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Presents: The Orientation and Mobility Specialist: Your Advocate for Greater Independence

    Low Vision Focus @ Hadley Presents: The Orientation and Mobility Specialist: Your Advocate for Greater Independence

    16/12/2016

    Join Low Vision Focus @ Hadley as JoAnne Chalom, COMS, Ed.S., Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist, discusses the critical role that orientation and mobility plays in the vision rehabilitation process.

  • Overcoming Adversity

    Overcoming Adversity

    08/03/2016

    Join Seminars@Hadley as we hear from Mark Farrell, a passionate public speaker, award winning NYC radio host and on-camera personality (www.markfarrellmotivation.com), whose unique life has driven him to address audiences nationwide on critical issues which have personally impacted his life, such as today's topic - Overcoming Adversity.

  • Balancing Act: Fall Prevention for Older Adults with Vision Impairments

    Balancing Act: Fall Prevention for Older Adults with Vision Impairments

    18/02/2016

    Join Low Vision Focus @ Hadley as Anne Cowles, MPH, describes "Balancing Act," an initiative devised to be a tool for fall prevention. Ms. Cowles is the fitness director with the New England College of Osteopathic Medicine's U-ExCEL (Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living) program, and has worked to develop comprehensive fall prevention training that is not only directed at the general population, but is designed to be accessible to those with low vision.

  • An Interview with Art Schreiber

    An Interview with Art Schreiber

    09/12/2015

    Join Seminars@Hadley as the Chairman of the New Mexico Commission for the Blind, and veteran radio journalist, Art Schreiber, provides fascinating anecdotes from his amazing life. Larry Muffett, a member of Hadley's Seminars team will moderate this 60-minute seminar. A question and answer session will be included as part of the seminar.

  • Deaf-Blind Face to Face Interaction

    Deaf-Blind Face to Face Interaction

    23/09/2015

    Join Seminars@Hadley as the Coordinator of the New York Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program, Scott Davert, discusses face-to-face communications technology options.

  • Movement, Mobility and More

    Movement, Mobility and More

    16/09/2015

    Join Seminars@Hadley as Bill Kociaba, a 30-year instructor in exercise and fitness, discusses exercise, nutrition and health. Larry Muffett, a member of Hadley's Seminars team will moderate this 60-minute seminar. A question and answer session will be included as part of the seminar.

  • Putting the Grand Back in Grandparenting

    Putting the "Grand" Back in Grandparenting

    10/09/2015

    Just in time for National Grandparents Day, join Seminars@Hadley as three Hadley instructors share suggestions and resources for putting the "grand" back in grandparenting after vision loss.

  • Get the Picture

    Get the Picture

    12/08/2015

    Join Seminars@Hadley as we focus on the concepts and skills that can be mastered by blind users to successfully use the camera to take pictures with an iPhone, iPod or iPad. Once the photography basics have been covered, we will discuss eight types of uses for an iPhone's camera.

  • Purchasing and Financing a Home

    Purchasing and Financing a Home

    10/06/2015

    Join Seminars@Hadley as Steve Beres, a blinded veteran and banking professional, shares his personal and professional insights on the entire home buying process.

  • Retirement Planning

    Retirement Planning

    25/03/2015

    Join Seminars@Hadley as registered investment advisor John Ericson presents retirement planning information that can benefit you regardless of your age.

  • Self-Help Groups: Resources and Strategies

    Self-Help Groups: Resources and Strategies

    10/12/2014

    Join Seminars@Hadley as the topic of resources and strategies for self-help groups is discussed. A distinguished panel has been assembled consisting of Audrey Demmitt, R.N., who began and runs a support group, and who is the support group advisor/peer advisor, AFB/VisionAware; Dan Roberts, director of MD Support and creator of International Low Vision Support Group Network; and Erica Weise who runs “The New Perspectives” support groups for Vision Forward Association in Milwaukee. This seminar will discuss the resources available to leaders and members of self-help groups as well as the use of some unique strategies for starting and conducting self-help groups.

  • Safe and Savvy Travel: Tips and Tricks for Travelling in a Winter Wonderland

    Safe and Savvy Travel: Tips and Tricks for Travelling in a Winter Wonderland

    03/12/2014

    Join Seminars@Hadley as Megan Shadrick, associate director of the Disability Resource Center at Missouri State University, presenting with veteran Hadley instructors Sharon Howerton and Ian Shadrick, discusses possible problems in winter travel and provides practical solutions.

  • In Celebration of White Cane Safety Day

    In Celebration of White Cane Safety Day

    15/10/2014

    In observance of White Cane Safety Day (now also known as Blind Americans Equality Day), join Seminars@Hadley for this "White Cane Primer" with presenters Pam Winters, Cathy Pasinski and Ginger Irwin, all Hadley instructors.

  • Blogging: 10 Tips to Get You Started

    Blogging: 10 Tips to Get You Started

    03/09/2014

    Are you thinking of creating your own blog? Whether you are considering a personal or professional blog, we have an exciting and helpful seminar for you!

  • Discovering Enchanting India: A Unique Experience

    Discovering Enchanting India: A Unique Experience

    07/08/2014

    Have you ever considered visiting India, enjoying its beautiful nature, and learning about its unique, diverse culture? Would you like to learn more about this ancient country with its modern outlook?

  • An Insiders Overview of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    An Insider's Overview of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

    29/07/2014

    Join Seminars@Hadley as Dr. Christie Gilson, noted academic and fifteen-year veteran of the disabilities rights movement, shares her story of being one of the U.S. delegates to the United Nations Convention.

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