February is National Senior Independence Month

Date Posted: 02/09/2018

February is National Senior Independence Month. Read about Herb Grassow, a perfect example of what this month celebrates.

Herb Grassow standing with this Leader Dog, Baxter

To whet your appetite, here is an excerpt from his story, "When my training was over, I could not find a job at first, so I started volunteering at an adult day care center. Shortly after, I landed an internship position at the Michigan Commission for the Blind, but it only lasted for 15 months. A friend of mine suggested that I volunteer at the local senior services office answering the phone. I did that for a little over a year while also helping to start up a low vision support group for senior services. In March of 2013, I started working part-time for senior services in the office, and yes, on the computer. This is by far the best job I've ever had because now I am helping others. Not just the people who call the office looking for help but also by helping people who come to my low vision support group. Now, I share what I learned at the training center with other individuals experiencing vision loss."

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