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ABCs of Medicare


This Tuesday night from 7:00-8:30 PM, visit the Ann Arbor District Library as author Jae W. Oh, author of the bestselling book “Maximize Your Medicare” discusses such topics as: How Medicare Works; What To Do And When and How To Save Money.

Jae W. Oh, MBA, CLU, ChFC is a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Chartered Financial Consultant, and a licensed insurance agent with Bankers Life and Casualty Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group Inc. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

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VISIONS 2012: What’s new in technology and services for the blind and visually impaired

Wednesday May 9, 2012
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building
4800 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 (map)

This 2012 VISIONS Vendor Fair is presented by the Ann Arbor District Library (which also serves as the Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled) and is cosponsored by the Michigan Commission for the Blind and Washtenaw Community College.

A variety of Michigan exhibitors will demonstrate the latest products and services for the blind and visually impaired. Magnifiers, electronic readers, Braille devices, library services, CCTVs, leader dogs, support services for the blind and transportation services are just a few of the many outstanding services and products on display. There is no admission charge and ample free parking is available.

11 AM
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: BARD & Beyond! • Neil Bernstein, NLS Research & Development Officer
12 PM Adapting & Digitizing Teaching and Learning Braille Material In Developing Countries • Dr. Tamru Belay, Founder of the Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind in Ethiopia/Africa
1 PM What’s New In Assistive Technology? • AT Guys
2 PM The Role of Technology to Enhance Teaching & Learning for Students with Visual & Physical Impairments • Scott Menzel, Superintendent of Washtenaw Intermediate School District

List of vendors:
AbleZone, Inc • Amy’s Braille Printing • Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living • Ann Arbor Lions Clubs • Ann Arbor Transportation Authority • AT Guys • Bob the Brailler • Clarity of Michigan • Enabling Technologies • Friends of the AADL • Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired • Guiding Eyes for the Blind • GW Micro • Home Instead Senior Care • HumanWare • Learning Support and Services, Washtenaw Community College • Low Vision Solutions, Inc. • Magnification Center • Michigan Braille Transcribing Fund • Michigan Commission for the Blind • Michigan Commission for the Blind Braille & Talking Book Library • Michigan Disability Rights Coalition • Michigan Ski For Light • National Federation of the Blind of
Michigan • Newsline for the Blind • NoIR Medical Technologies • Optelec • Pilot Dogs, Inc. • University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center • University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library • Visually Impaired and Blind in Livingston, Inc. (VIABIL, Inc.) • WKAR Radio Reading Service • WLBPD @ AADL

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Healthy Vision Month at the Library

May is Healthy Vision Month. To celebrate and help raise awareness of vision health, a low-vision panel discussion was held at the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) on May 18th and on May 22nd, a healthy vision fair was held on the 4th floor of the downtown branch of AADL. These outreach events occurred in collaboration with the AADL, the Ann Arbor Lions Club, the Michigan Eye Bank, Washtenaw Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled, and the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library.

Low-Vision Panel Discussion (May 18th)
On Wednesday evening there was a panel of experts from Kellogg Eye Center (Sherry Day; Karen Murphy) and the VA Ann Arbor Hospital (Gerald Rickert) describing various eye problems and their treatment; there was also a private citizen (LuAnne Bullington) who very dynamically and even humorously described her gradual loss of sight and how she copes with it on a daily basis.

Healthy Vision Fair (May 22nd)
The second event, on Sunday afternoon, consisted of  vision screenings provided by the Lions Club and a series of presentations. The first presentation was from Dr. Barletta, a local ophthalmologist, who discussed information on eye diseases, particularly in children, and answered a great number of questions from the audience.

Another aspect of this event involved  a reading and personal history narrative by a pair of twins from Kalamazoo, blind at birth, who are now aged 12 and who, thanks to a number of corneal transplants beginning at the age of four months, today can see and perform activities of daily living. They have written a book “The Blind Porcupine,” which they read to the audience.

Finally, there was Gayle Beutler, a volunteer for Paws with a Cause, and her dog-in-training Lady, a 5 month old Lab-pointer mix that she is socializing and obedience training. Gayle explained in detail how Paws operates, the rules about service dogs, and how she feels about her puppy.

Lady, a Paws with a Cause puppy-in-training

(View photos from both events)

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2011 Ann Arbor Health Fair

FREE Health Fair!
Ann Arbor District Library
343 S. Fifth Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Admission is FREE for all! Free $10 Subway gift cards for the first 30 people!

  • Free tips for healthy living
  • Goodie bags & games for kids
  • Diabetes-friendly snacks & recipes
  • Chili cook-off samples
  • Heartburn Advice
  • Free blood pressure readings

This event was sponsored by the Ann Arbor Transit Authority and the American Pharmacists Association.

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GOOD HEALTH Makes Life Worth Living With Pete Thomas!

GOOD HEALTH Makes Life Worth Living with Pete Thomas
Thursday, February 10, 2011 7:00-8:30pm
Ann Arbor District Library – Downtown Branch
343 South Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor District Library Events:

“Learn how GOOD HEALTH can make your life worth living when Pete Thomas, motivational speaker, teacher, weight-loss coach and consultant returns to the Library to share his experiences and demonstrate how we all can achieve good health through fitness and weight control.

In November, 2005, Pete Thomas walked away from the finale of NBC’s The Biggest Loser a winner – and a loser. The prize he won was $100,000 for losing the most weight of all the contestants that season. What he lost was 185 pounds in only nine short months … and with it an unhealthy lifestyle. The new Pete Thomas walks around with a body fat percentage near the single digits, compared to the 51% body fat he dragged around in his 400+ pound pre-Biggest Loser days. Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runners World, TV Guide, The Detroit Free Press, inTouch Weekly and Real Health

This event is co-sponsored by the Taubman Health Science Library and The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR).”

@MLibraryHealthy will be tweeting live during this event! Follow the conversation on Twitter #aadlhealth.

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