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The Marshfield Council on Aging, Duxbury Senior Center, Kingston Council on Aging, the Plymouth Center for Active Living, and the Talking Information Center have teamed up to host a collaborative low vision group on the South Shore.
The goal of this initiative is to provide a space for individuals with a visual impairment to gather and share information. These meetings are broadcast live so that those who are unable to attend a low vision support group still have access to the pertinent and important information being discussed.
The first meeting was held on April 9th and the topic was transportation. To hear the meeting in its entirety, click the link below.
The Bay State Council of the Blind held their Spring Conference and Convention March 9th through March 11th. Click the link below to hear the presentations from Saturday, March 10th. The information discussed included topics on assistive technology and legislative updates. Thank you to ACB Radio for providing the audio.
Listen to the Elan Mehler Trio perform at South Shore Conservatory's Coffee Break Concert Series on Tuesday, February 27th at the Ellison Center for the Arts in Duxbury. Once a month, the Conservatory hosts a FREE one hour concert on their Duxbury campus. To hear the concert click the link below:
Missed the NFB Mass Chapter's Annual Conference?
The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Federation Of The Blind held their annual conference February 23-25 2018. If you were unable to attend, you can listen to the morning and afternoon sessions from Saturday, February 24th here! For more information on the NFB of Massachusetts, visit their website: http://www.nfbma.org/
Top State Agencies Combating Elder Financial Abuse Briefing and Forum
Moakley Courthouse, Boston
January 17, 2018 | 2pm
On January 17, the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation hosted a briefing and leadership forum on Combating Elder Financial Abuse. Consumer Affairs is working with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office, and the Division of Banks to bring greater awareness and initiative around this issue. Select the link below to listen to the entire forum which includes information on how to detect and prevent elder financial abuse and a panel discussion of agency and initiative leaders.
White Cane Day
Massachusetts State House, Hall of Flags
October 23, 2017
If you missed White Cane Day at the State House you can hear all of the important information presented by the keynote speakers by selecting the link below:
The Massachusetts Council on Aging | 2017 Fall Conference
October 18, 2017 | DoubleTree by Hilton, Danvers, MA
The Talking Information Center was proud to attend the MCOA's 2017 Fall Conference and present a live broadcast of the afternoon session, "The STATE of Aging", which featured keynote speaker, Governor Charlie Baker followed by a panel of experts. The panel included: Kathleen Otte, Regional Administrator, U.S. Administration for Community Living, Bob Blancato, President, Matz, Blancato and Associates, Alice Bonner, Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Brian O'Grady, President of the Mass Council on Aging in Williamstown.
If you missed the live broadcast, you can hear the entire session by selecting the link below!
TIC and the Furnace Brook Middle School presents
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
TIC is proud to partner once again with the Furnace Brook Middle School to present a reading of the critically acclaimed novel, Wonder, by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the Furnace Brook Middle School's choice for this summer's all-school read. For two weeks at the end of July, TIC had the pleasure of working with students, teachers, parents, and TIC volunteers who performed and recorded the novel. We are so impressed that these students would take the time out of their summer to come in and read so that everyone can enjoy this great book. A huge thank you to Furnace Brook Middle School Librarian, Teresa DeLuca, for organizing this collaboration. Select the link below to hear the novel in its entirety:
The Lindsay and Thornton Show!
We love summer because that means the return of our amazing intern, Lindsay! This summer, Lindsay is hosting "The Lindsay and Thornton Show", which will air monthly. Below is the link to the first two episodes in which Lindsay discusses the process of getting her new guide dog, Thornton, and how it has changed her life.
Presented by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired and the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
June 14, 2017, 10AM | The Lantana, Randolph MA
The annual Senior Connection conference was held on Wednesday, June 14th. The conference serves as a chance for seniors with vision loss to connect with each other, to hear keynote speakers in the vision loss community, and to learn about vendors providing resources and information that can benefit them. TIC was proud to broadcast this event LIVE this year. Attendees heard presentations by Barbara Salisbury, CEO of MAB Community Services, Paul Saner, Commissioner of MCB, Robin Lipson, Chief of Staff and Chief Strategy Office for the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and Diogo Lousa, Manager of Transportatoin Innovation for the MBTA.
If you were unable to attend the conference and missed the live broadcast, you can listen by selecting the link below.
Barrow Bookstore and TIC partnered to participate in the Thoreau Bicentennial Statewide Read! Back in April, we broadcasted the Barrow Bookstore Audio Series readings of "Life Without Principle" and a selection of Thoreau's poetry. If you missed the original broadcasts on April 20 and April 22, you can hear them by selecting the link below:
If you missed our live broadcast of the B.L.I.N.D. event, you can listen to it by selecting the link below. The event will also rebroadcast on TIC at 8pm on Thursday, March 16, 2017.
The purpose of this event is to advocate for legislative support of the FY2018 budget and funding recommendations that recognize the necessity for specialized blindness services and their critical importance and need for funding in these challenging budgetary times. For more information, visit the Perkins website: B.L.I.N.D. 2017 Info
B.L.I.N.D. Event 2017 Sponsors:
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Undersecretary John Chapman along with representatives from the Attorney General's office, AARP of MA and the Better Business Bureau discussed the issues affecting Massachusetts consumers and what their agencies and organizations are doing to educate, advocate and assist them. If you missed our live broadcast you can listen here: Top Consumer Trends 2017
To learn more about the resources available to you to protect yourself, visit the Consumer Affairs website: Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Top Consumer Trends 2017
March 10, 2017 10:30am-12:00pm
Massachusetts State House, Nurses Hall
"FOCUS" on Vision Impairment & Blindness Conference
March 8, 2017 8am-3:30pm
Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood MA
Unable to attend the 12th Annual "Focus" Conference? You can listen to the opening remarks, keynote address and six sessions here by clicking the links below. For more information on the "Focus" initiative visit FOCUS or click here to learn more about blindness and vision impairment services.