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Partnership for Healthy Aging

A Matter of Balance for the Low Vision Population

The Matter of Balance curriculum has been adapted for use with the low vision population. Debra Laine, Low Vision Translation Project Director at Arrowhead Agency on Aging in Duluth, Minnesota, and her team partnered with the Duluth Lighthouse for the Blind to adapt the MOB program to be more accessible to low vision participants. The project was funded by the National Eye Institute.
 
Partnership for Healthy Aging is pleased to make the Matter of Balance Low Vision materials available to Master Trainers. Deb Laine and Patti League, A Matter of Balance Program Manager, developed an educational presentation to prepare you to offer the Matter of Balance Low Vision curriculum.

After you watch the presentation below and complete the quiz, please send an email to PFHA@mainehealth.org stating that you have completed the quiz. Partnership for Healthy Aging will follow up with you to place your order for the Matter of Balance Low Vision Toolkit materials.

This includes a CD with all materials necessary for training coaches and participants, and an optional exercise audio CD. 

A Matter of Balance Low Vision Toolkit CD*

$5.00 EA
A Matter of Balance Exercises Audio CD (optional) $7.00 EA

 * Includes educational presentation for coaches, session-by-session instructions to adjust class activities for low vision participants, and more detailed instructions for the exercises. Participant Workbook files are available for you to print in 12-point font or 20-point font.

Watch the Matter of Balance
Low Vision Educational Presentation

 

Take the Quiz

 

The MOB Low Vision First and Last Class Surveys and Class Evaluation Forms are available in 12-point font and 20-point font:

Download the 12-point font forms

Download the 20-point font forms


National Resources

American Foundation for the Blind - A Checklist for Environmental Safety

VisionAware
Resources for Independent Living with Vision Loss

 

 


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