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New York City Opens First Senior Citizen for Blind, Visually Impaired

Nancy Miller. Screenshot courtesy of NY1.

Cheers to NY1, a 24-hour New York City news program, for this news segment and online article on the city’s first senior citizen center for the blind and visually impaired.

The center in Chelsea, which is run by VISIONS, offers equipment and services specifically for this population, including computers with braille keyboards.

Nancy Miller, secretary of the National Association of Social Workers New York City’s board, said she hopes eventually all senior citizens will have equipment and services to handle elderly people who live with disabilities.

“Our hope is 25 years from now, we will have this center, but blind seniors will be able to go to all the centers in the city because those centers will be universally accessible, regardless of what the disability is,” said Miller, who is CEO and executive director of VISIONS.

The city also plans to open a senior center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in February.

To learn more about how social workers help the elderly visit the National Association of Social Workers’ “Help Starts Here” Seniors and Aging Website by clicking here.

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