Independent Living Skills

The Independent Living Skills Program provides individual and group vision rehabilitation to adults and seniors to promote optimal independence in all activities of daily living, and includes assistance with coping and adjustment to vision loss and low vision.

Participants are provided with training in sensory skills development and the use of adaptive skills and techniques to function independently in their daily life, including medication management, money identification/management, personal management and grooming, meal preparation, home care, fall prevention, safe movement/travel skills, the use of assistive technology, and sewing (making minor repairs by hand).

This program also covers:

  • Travel/Movement Skills
  • Use of telephones and other communications devices use of writing guides for checks, letters and signature
  • Techniques for coping with vision loss
  • Information and referral to community resources

Thanks to our wonderful donors for making this program possible:

Thank you to our funders which includes the United Ways of Pasco and Hernando Counties

Please enjoy a video from one of our independent living programs.

Independent Living are also taught to our younger clients in our babies, children and teen programs.
For more formation about Independent Living Skills, please contact the Lighthouse.

Client Story

client-story

Benny developed Macular Degeneration in the last five years. As her vision loss increased, Benny gave up many things that were important to her, like driving, reading, and cooking. Then she decided to get help and came to the Lighthouse for our Independent Living Skills Program. Since her training, Benny is back to reading, cooking, or doing many things she enjoys—she has returned to living her life with purpose and independence.

Read more about Benny