The Fourth of July is right around the corner! In honor of our country’s independence, we would like to take the opportunity to celebrate achieving one’s own maximum independence, especially seniors living with significant vision loss. Whether it be a family member, a friend, or yourself, it is a reality faced by many.
To give you insight into the lives and stories of those with significant vision loss, we would like you to meet some of our wonderful A3 clients. Look forward to hearing what an amazing impact A3 has made in helping them adapt, adjust, and achieve.
MEET BERTHA MAGEE
Bertha is a spunky 93-year-old who was diagnosed with macular degeneration four to five years ago. Thanks to A3 and volunteers like Sally, Bertha is still able to enjoy some of her favorite hobbies, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren! Read or listen to her story below:
MEET CLYDE NAGLE
Clyde Nagle has experienced a life full of travel, community service, and adventure climbing right here in Colorado. Although he experiences a rare vision disorder, Clyde is able to continue his community service by volunteering at the Emily Griffith Refugee Program in Downtown Denver providing conversational support for the English as a Second Language program. Clyde credits A3’s Orientation and Mobility specialists in helping him navigate the stores in his community and the RTD line so he can maintain an active and independent lifestyle. Read or listen to his story below:
MEET INA HAMBRICK
In 1970, Ina Hambrick became the first certified Yoga Instructor in the Denver area. A self described “stubborn Scorpio,” she has not let the onset of macular degeneration slow her down. She continues to teach adaptive Yoga and gushes about the support she receives from A3’s trained volunteers. Read or listen to her story below: