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International Low Vision Support Group

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An Outreach Program of Macular Degeneration Support

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About the Program

Purpose: To provide free information and support through presentations to groups of senior adults affected by macular degeneration and related retinal diseases.

Cost: Absolutely nothing (Yes, some things of value in this world are still free.)

Method: New audio/visual presentations are recorded and uploaded to our website each month, year-round.

Host: Macular Degeneration Support, a public supported nonprofit organization operating under Internal Revenue Service code 501(c)(3).

Moderator: Dan Roberts, Director, MD Support.


Dan Roberts and Liz Trauernicht
Dan Roberts (MD Support) and
Liz Trauernicht (MD Foundation)

Presenters: Motivational speakers and leading experts in the fields of low vision care, research, low vision products, and rehabilitation.

Affiliates: Retirement centers, organizations, clinics, senior centers and libraries worldwide. View our growing list of affiliatesRead what they have to say.

Benefits of Affiliation:

  • Access to an online Facilitator’s Kit with step-by-step instructions for organizing and running a successful support group.
  • Access to all past newsletters and presentations for viewing or listening, either on or off line.
  • Immediate answers to questions through personal email contact with the director.
  • Monthly planning materials, including:
    • Descriptions of upcoming sessions
    • Meeting reminders
    • ILVSG large-print newsletter with special features, updates on research and developments, and handouts for upcoming sessions when available.

Affiliates are groups of all sizes facilitated by staff members and volunteers at each location. No fees or other obligations are required for participation in this program, and affiliation may be cancelled at any time.

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