Recreation & Leisure for Adults & Seniors with Vision Loss

Relaxation and fitness are an important part of life, especially in one’s senior years. This section offers numerous resources on staying active and pursuing leisure interests. Information is included on sports and fitness, gardening, arts, crafts, hobbies, games, and audio-described movies and television programs.
 
Below is a list of topics you'll find in this section. Click on a title to jump to a specific topic.
 

Arts, Crafts, & Hobbies

 
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General crafting tips and ideas for sparkiing creativity.
 
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Resources, tips, and work-arounds for those who want to begin, or continue, woodworking.
 

Games

 
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These modifications allow players who are blind or visually impaired to continue enjoying card and board games.
 

Gardening

 
Braille Monitor, February 2006, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
Pat Munson describes her experiences techniques as gardener who is blind.
 
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Detailed information on container gardening, including selection of soil and containers, labeling tips and a list of plants that grow well in containers.
 
 

Sports & Fitness

 
VisionAware
A discussion of the importance of flexibility; includes basic stretching exercises and safety guidelines, among other resources for staying fit and having a good time.