Low Vision Support


Each month we have a meeting at Warkworth’s Summerset Retirement Village for people with Low Vision. Low Vision is most commonly due to glaucoma and macular degeneration, but there are a wide range of causes. When regular glasses are no longer the solution to keep reading or driving, extra support is needed to continue living independently, enjoying books and other hobbies. This group share tips and many have found it good to know they are not the only ones struggling.

Last month Katie Mitchell, Community Outreach Librarian, met with our group and introduced a range of library services.

- Warkworth Library has volunteers available to visit people who are home bound.

-The collection of large print books is extensive as we can access 55 libraries in the Auckland region.

-Audio books are available either on CDs or to hire digitally - listen on a phone or iPad.

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- Help is available to match people up with fiction and non fiction titles.

Our next meeting is 1.30pm, Monday 26 August and we hope to demonstrate some of the modern tech solutions which can help with everyday tasks. Let us know if you would like to come along.