[Nfbnet-members-list] Conference Call for Seniors

Ruth Sager via Nfb-seniors nfb-seniors at nfbnet.org
Wed May 27 02:12:51 UTC 2015

Fifth Conference Call for 2015

Sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind Senior Division

Please join Ms. Shelley Kopel for the fifth nationwide conference 
call Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at our usual afternoon time .

Topic:  Out on the Town-dining out, theater, museums and much 
more.  Share your ideas, tips and concerns about stepping out on the 
town.  We seniors aren't sitting home; we're out and about in our 
communities, actively engaged in organizations and you can be too.

Shellley Kopel has a master's degree as a teacher of the blind, TVI, 
and has taught in Nebraska for several years, at the Commission for 
the Blind and more recently at the Colorado center for the 
Blind.  She currently resides in South Carolina and is the fabulous 
secretary for the  National Federation of the Blind Senior 
Division.  She reports:
"This afforded me the opportunity, in those early days especially, to 
teach blind individuals skills, and at the same time, really feel 
confident within myself to accomplish what I was telling others they 
could do. I have met so many wonderful people through the National 
Federation of the Blind who have helped to shaped my opportunities 
and ultimate belief in myself."  Shelley willingly passes her 
knowledge and skill on to others.  Please join her as she moderates 
this all-important conference call.

All calls will be held at the times listed below

4:00Eastern standard time,
3:00 Central time,
2:00  Mountain time,
1:00  Pacific time.

The conference call numbers are as follows for all calls:

Dial 712-432-1500

Access code:

All calls will be recorded and put on the NFB Senior webpage and 
directions for calling back to listen to the call if missed will be 
given a few hours after the calls have taken place.

In order to obtain the best possible sound for these calls, it is 
recommended that each caller, after dialing in, press star 6 which 
puts you in a "mute" mode.  You will be able to hear everything 
during the call but background noise from your location will not 
disturb others listening in on the conversation.  When you wish to 
speak and enter the discussion, press star 6 once again and you will 
be released from the "mute" mode and able to participate.

It is also highly recommended that each person wishing to speak state 
his or her name and wait for the moderator to recognize you before 
speaking.  We can have too many people trying to seek the floor at 
one time and chaos can occur.  The moderator will do the very best to 
recognize as many callers as possible however, Shelley will determine 
the order in which speakers poceed.

Again, when finished with your comments, press star 6 once again to 
go back into "mute" mode to facilitate better, uncluttered 
communication for everyone.

We look forward to a stimulating, thought-provoking discussion with 
many callers contributing their experiences and knowledge to seniors 
who are anticipating stepping out once again into the community 
around them.  Please enjoy this upcoming conference call and share 
the information you learn with fellow colleagues, neighbors and friends.

Ruth Sager
Coordinator, Senior Services
Rehabilitation Division
Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21227
Office:  410-737-2649
Fax:  410-737-2689

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SAVE THE DATE--August 20, 2015 POSSIBILITIES FAIR for Seniors Losing 
Vision Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21227 Recommended for Low Vision 
& Blind Seniors 55 +
For more info, contact: Andy McIver, amciver at bism.org, 410-737-2648
Ruth Sager, rsager at bism.org, 410-737-2649 Shirley Riffle, 
sriffle at bism.org, 410-737-2645

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