There are an estimated 80 million Baby Boomers in the United States, and more than 8,000 people are turning the age of 60 each day. Aging can cause physiological changes, including vision and hearing loss and decreased mobility.
The INDATA Project at Easter Seals Crossroads is hosting a year-long series of free statewide “Demo Days” showcasing assistive technology devices for a wide variety of disabilities. The next “Demo Day” will feature devices that assist people as they age and will take place Thursday, June 3, at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Ave., in Evansville.
To register for your free half-hour appointment during “Demo Day,” contact Carol Girt at 1-888-466-1314. Please register by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2. If you are interested in learning about assistive technology devices for other disabilities, please contact Carol Girt.
A variety of devices will be demonstrated, with a particular emphasis on aging, including: phones, handheld magnifiers, handheld CCTVs, pill splitters, smart shoppers, card holders and TV ears.
The “Demo Day” gives those individuals who make an appointment the opportunity to experience an abbreviated one-on-one device demonstration, during which they learn how assistive technology can increase independence through a hands-on session with the many low-tech and high-tech assistive technology devices available.
In some cases, the assistive technology provided can ultimately determine whether someone is able to work outside of their home or attend a public school. In addition, that technology can be used to help better the interaction and communication between individuals and their families or friends.