Family Support Division
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Older Blind Services
Adding Life To Your Years. Free Services Provided in Your Home!
The programs of Rehabilitation Services for the Blind are offered without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, national origin or type of disability in addition to blindness.
Have you noticed problems with:
- Reading the newspaper?
- Setting the oven dial?
- Writing a check?
- Giving the right change?
- Reading a prescription bottle?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, Rehabilitation Services for the Blind can help, with Assistance from the Older Blind Services Program.
You can improve your quality of life by learning new ways to live more independently in your home, such as:
- Operating your appliances
- Identifying your money
- Dialing a phone
- Speaking up for yourself
- Telling time
- Reading the newspaper
- Threading a needle
- Identifying medication
- Writing a check
- Testing your blood sugar level
- Measuring your insulin
- Traveling confidently
- Continuing leisure activities
You’re Not Alone!
You may have a Low Vision Center near you. Supplies such as magnifiers, Closed Circuit TV’s, high intensity lamps, etc...are available and can be used or temporarily loaned for you to use in your home. Call RSB’s toll-free number, 1-800-592-6004 to see where your nearest Low Vision Center is located.
OBS conducts town meetings annually to discuss issues affecting the visuallyimpaired. Contact RSB’s toll-free number to find the time and location of the next town meeting.
What makes a persons eligible for the Older Blind Services:
- Age 55 or older
- Reside in the State of Missouri
- Unable to read newspaper print with best correction