|The Senior Blind Program (Independent Living Program) The Independent Living (IL) Program of Michigan's Bureau of Services for Blind Persons is a federal-state partnership providing services to Michigan residents age 55 and older who are visually impaired. Program participants are individuals whose severe visual impairment makes competitive employment extremely difficult to attain but for whom goals related to more independent living are feasible. |
• Success Story: Mamie Louisa Moore Mamie Louisa Moore is a professional seamstress who lost her vision due to glaucoma. She received training and developed new skills that have allowed her to live independently in her home and community--and to return to sewing.
• March 2009 Independent Living Survey Report Read the results of a survey of people who have participated in the Independent Living Program.
|Independent Living Program (age 55 and over) Please note: On October 1, 2012, Governor Snyder's Executive Order 2012-10 takes effect, creating a new bureau named the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons. Updated publications are in production and will be available soon.|
• Area Agencies on Aging Find services in your county for seniors (from your local Area Agency on Aging).
• Radio Reading Services Hear newspapers and magazines on a special radio receiver loaned to you free of charge...