OASIS: Independent living services for older Alabamians who are blind or have vision loss


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The Older Alabamians System of Information and Services program, known as OASIS, is a federally funded program designed to assist individuals age 55 and older who are blind or visually impaired in living more independently in their homes and communities. OASIS offers older Alabamians: 

In FY 2012, OASIS provided assistance to 1,080 older Alabamians with vision problems, helping them to maintain their independence. These services are provided through a network of rehabilitation teachers and orientation-and-mobility specialists located throughout Alabama.

OASIS also develops local support groups to encourage older adults who are losing their vision to share information and support others who are adjusting to vision loss.

For more information on OASIS, call 1-800-441-7607 (or TTY 1-800-499-1816) or contact Matt Haynes.

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