Archive for July, 2017

What to Do If You Are a Victim of Stolen Personal Information

Posted on July 23, 2017Leave a comment

More tips offered at our July 18 dinner meeting, by the  City of Fairfax Police.

Stolen ID? Quick Steps

Avoid Scams and Fraud

Posted on July 21, 2017Leave a comment

At our dinner meeting on July 18, Fairfax City Police provided this advice for senior citizens:

Fairfax Lion Speaks to National Federation of the Blind

Posted on July 20, 2017Leave a comment

Dr. Suleiman Alibhai spoke at the  June 15, 2017 meeting of the Fairfax chapter of the National Federation of the Blind.  Dr. Alibhai, a member of the Fairfax Lions Club, is very well known across the vision impaired community. Dr. Alibhai runs a local low vision clinic which assists people with vision loss to find tools to enable them to achieve their goals.

Dr. Suleiman Alibhai

Blind and visually impaired individuals are disproportionately unemployed or underemployed when compared to individuals with other disabilities.  They are also likely to be marginalized and misunderstood by the “sighted population.”  At this meeting Dr Alibhai urged representatives of low vision organizations to educate and inform the public that blind and visually impaired individuals live normal productive lives raising families, working and participating in recreational activities just like normally sighted individuals.  Interactions between normally sighted and visually impaired individuals at schools, in the workplace and social/recreational events is one way to the bridge the gap between these two groups. While there are totally blind individuals, there are also many people who are classified as being “low vision” meaning they cannot see normally even with glasses or contact lenses. Regardless of the classification, everyone deserves the opportunity to interact and participate in society in a productive manner.  All should become aware of the issues related to being blind or low vision and know how best to engage with individuals regardless of their vision status.

Next Page »