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n Illnesses, Ailments and Prevention EXPLORING HEALTH ISSUES nVision Loss and Braille Library ......................... 800-542-0866Washington Talking Book With aging, your vision deteriorates. There are ........................................ TTY 206-615-0418 many variations of eye disease less dramatic than www.wtbbl.org cataracts and glaucoma. The way the eyes can wtbbl@sos.wa.gov handle light, color, contrasts, glares and depth and Free public library service that provides easy access breadth perception can all be affected. to informational and recreational reading materi- Eyecare America .......... www.eyecareamerica.org standard print material.als for Washington State residents that cannot read Assistance with eye problems for seniors aged 65 and over. Brochures on many common eye nWomen’s Health diseases and referral to local ophthalmologists for eligible seniors. Aging women have unique health care problems. Special concerns that emerge may be managed Guide Dog Foundation with proper information and support. for the Blind................................... 800-548-4337 National Women’s Health www.guidedog.org Information Center ........................ 800-994-9662 Provides services and guide dogs to individuals ........................................ TTY 888-220-5446 who are legally blind. www.womenshealth.gov Lilac Services for the Blind............. 509-328-9116 Provides a wealth of information, resources and re- ............................................... 800-422-7893 site contains articles and updated information on aferrals for women regarding health issues. The web 1212 North Howard Street, Spokane WA 99201 variety of topics that affect women today. www.lilacblind.org Older Women’s League (OWL) – The Voice of Offers support, counseling, education, in-home Midlife and Older Women ............. 877-653-7966 living instruction to help individuals maintain in- Dedicated to women’s issues with information; re- dependence, adaptive aids, computer training and ferral on health and health care decisions; end-of- Braille services to low vision and blind persons. life control and living wills. In addition a staff counselor, diabetes education Ferry, Pend Oreille, and special classes are available. Lions Low Vision Clinic of Spokane ..................................... 509-484-4259 Stevens and National Federation Whitman Counties for the Blind................................... 410-659-9314 www.nfb.org Please refer to organizations throughout chapter 4 to provide you with information on services avail- National Federation of the Blind able to assist you. of Washington............................ 425-823-6380 www.nfbw.org n Illnesses, Ailments Spokane VA Medical Center and Conditions Eye Clinic....................................... 509-434-7032 4815 North Assembly, Bldg. 30 Addiction Spokane WA 99205 ALCOHOL AND DRUGS Provision of low vision exam and independent Alcoholics Anonymous................... 509-684-3000 living services for low vision and blind veterans.-* 634 Valley Westside Road, Colville WA 99114 Washington State Department of Services Colville Tribal Alcohol for the Blind................................... 800-552-7103 and Drug Program ......................... 509-722-7068 www.dsb.wa.gov 320 Short Cut Road, Inchelium WA 99138 118


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