Month: July 2019

Do you see what I see?

By Carol Farnsworth, client, supporter & past ABVI Board Chair I love to take walks in the woods. But ever since I was lost in a woods as a toddler, I prefer to walk with a partner . That partner is my husband or daughter. As we walk we disturb the fauna. A squirrel will… Read more »

Summer in the City Students Volunteer and Learn

Summer in the City (SITC) 2019, a summer experience for blind and visually impaired students, was filled with new adventures! The students met a variety of community organizations along the way. They experienced volunteerism by donating their time and talents to the Humane Society of West Michigan, Equest Center, Kids Food Basket and Roanoke Ranch…. Read more »

Healthy Habits to Prevent Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration affects the eyesight of millions. Also called AMD, it is known for causing blurred central vision due to damage to the macula – a small area at the back of the eye. Currently, there is no cure. Age is a known risk factor that eye care professions often use to determine a patient’s… Read more »

It’s Personal

Laura Armenta is the Founder of Armentality Movement Arts Center, a co-op for various artistic enterprises including dance, movement, meditation and yoga. So why does she spend her Friday mornings at ABVI teaching Yoga to clients? It’s personal. “My grandmother, who raised me from age seven, taught me unconditional love, compassion, determination, history, knitting, cooking,… Read more »