An Extension of the
International Low Vision Support Group
Description: ILVSG TeleSupport is a year-round program of monthly group support sessions held over the telephone. It is designed for low vision seniors anywhere in the world who have no access to the Internet or cannot attend a live support group. A session typically includes a brief update on recent research and developments, followed by listening to and discussing the current month's recorded ILVSG presentation (see the Schedule of Presentations at www.mdsupport.org/nsg.html. Each session will include the moderator and up to 25 registered members.
Members who wish to do so may share their phone numbers with others in the group for personal communication outside of the scheduled sessions. This aspect of the program is optional, with phone numbers otherwise remaining totally private.
Cost: Absolutely FREE!
Why Are We Doing This? Information and human interaction are vital to maintaining quality of life when dealing with loss of vision. But, due to disability, lack of transportation, or lack of Internet access, a large number of low vision seniors are being left out. This program is our way of reaching those people with the same resources and support we have been sharing with millions of others since 1998 through our website and public outreach programs.
Our Generous Sponsors:
Moderator: Dan Roberts, Founding Director, Macular Degeneration Support
Presenters: Leading experts in the fields of low vision care, research, low vision products, and rehabilitation
Obligations of Membership: None. There are no attendance requirements, contracts, fees or required purchases.
Step 1: Call us.
If you are phoning from North America, dial toll free 1-888-866-6148. If you live outside of North America, dial your "exit country code" (found in your phone book) + 1* + 816-761-7080.
Once you are a member, all TeleSupport group phone sessions will be toll-free from anywhere in the world.
Step 2: When you call, a real live human being will ask you the following questions:
(Additional days and times will be added as required.)
Step 3: A few days after your call, you will receive a package from us by first class mail. It will include:
That's all there is to it.
We look forward to welcoming you to our group!