Senior Blind

Classic Cars at Hershey Park

Jane Degenshein, National Association of the Senior Blind (NASB) board member, is the driver with family while having a great time at Hershey Park.

2017 CONFERENCE CALLS SPONSORED BY THE SENIOR DIVISION OF THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND

From February through June of each year, the Senior Division of the NFB (NASB) proudly sponsors conference calls on a variety of topics with moderators presiding over each call. We hope these calls provide information and thoughtful discussions in your local chapter and other senior meetings throughout the year.

To attend the calls, dial 515-603-3166, then use access code 759633 pound. You will hear the code you entered repeated. Press 1 if it is correct. Press 2 to re-enter it. If you press 1, you then announce yourself by stating your name and you will then be entered into the conference call.

In order to obtain the best possible sound for these calls, it is recommended that each caller, after dialing in, press star 6 which puts you in a “mute” mode. You will be able to hear everything during the call but background noise from your location will not disturb others listening in on the conversation. When you wish to speak and enter the discussion, press star 6 and you will be released from the “mute” mode and able to participate. It is also highly recommended that each person wishing to speak state his or her name and wait for the moderator to recognize you before speaking. We can have too many people trying to seek the floor at one time and chaos can occur. The moderators will do their very best to recognize as many callers as possible however, they will determine the order in which speakers proceed. When finished with your comments, press star 6 again to go back into “mute” mode to facilitate better, uncluttered communication for everyone. Star 6 also works when you have your phone on speaker.

The times for the calls are

  • 4:00pm Eastern
  • 3:00pm Central
  • 2:00pm Mountain
  • 1:00pm Pacific

Please determine for yourself the time to enter the call if you live in a time zone other than those listed above.

Because our conference calls contain information that’s helpful and interesting to blind seniors, we archive all of them within hours of their completion. You can listen to our most recent archives by calling 515-604-1466, and entering the access code 759633 pound followed by the call reference code. There are 16 of our most recent calls for you to choose from. You can also listen to them through your computer or mobile device by visiting http://seniors.nfb.org/ConferenceRecordingsPage.html. We hope you enjoy and learn from them.

Archived Calls

  • June 15, 2017 – What Options Do I Have To Learn Needed Skills From Sources Other Than My State Agency?
    Moderator: Shelley Copel with fellow South Carolinians who have taken correspondence courses from Hadley to obtain nonvisual skills
    Reference code: 22 pound
  • May 18, 2017 – Seniors In Charge: Cane Travel, Blindness Training Essential Elements To Attain Newfound Independence
    Moderator: Wayne Marshall with his colleagues from the Senior Support Group at the Colorado Center for the Blind
    Reference code: 21 pound
  • April 13, 2017 – Live The Life You Want: Be A Senior In Charge of Your Destiny
    Moderator: Diane McGeorge with Duncan Larsen
    Reference code: 20 pound
  • March 23, 2017 – how The Blind Consumer Interacts with Hospital and Emergency Room Professionals While Receiving Medical Care with confidence
    Moderator: Art Schriber
    Reference code: 18 pound

Additional archived calls can be viewed at http://seniors.nfb.org/ConferenceRecordingsPage.html.

Additional Information

For more information regarding the NFB Senior Division, please visit seniors.nfb.org. You can also contact the president of the NFB Seniors Division, Ruth Sager, with any questions at 410-602-9030 or rsager78@gmail.com.