Posted Online: April 29, 2013, 12:21 pm

Senior and Low Vision Expo at i-wireless Center

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Press release submitted by Illinois Iowa Center for Independent Living


Senior and Low Vision Expo at i-wireless Center Hosted by IICIL

The Illinois-Iowa Center for Independent Living (IICIL) will host its 4th Senior and Low Vision Expo at the i-wireless Center on May 2, 2013 from 10 am – 3 pm. The event is free to the public and the purpose is to educate seniors and others about the importance of living life styles that promote healthy vision and eye care. "There will be 25 vendor booths with a wide range of information" according to Liz Sherwin, Executive Director of the IICIL. They will include Eye Surgeons Associates, Home Bound Health, Integrative Health Group, Mid-IL Talking Book Center, Pampered Chef, Generations AAA and Western Illinois AAA, Parker Audiology, Magnified Vision and Metro-Link.
Throughout the day there will be presentations related to living healthy life styles. "The topics will include Live Your Best Life: Mind, Body and Spirit by Sandra Grace, Managing Your Diabetes, Marcia Menke and a panel discussion on Independent Living Strategies: What Blind Independence Means" states Al Ayeew Ew, the low vision specialist at the IICIL.
There will be an interactive room where you can test various independent living assistive devices and participants 55 years and older can receive (1) free device which may range from $10.00 – $99.00 in retail value. The devices are available while they last. Massage therapists will also be available. The highlight of the day is a Bingo from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm where a variety of prizes are available to the game winners of each round.
For more information about the event call the IICIL at (309) 793-0090.