Staying Connected
By Margaret Opalka, AVRE Orientation and Mobility Specialist, Vision Rehabilitation Specialist
April 6, 2020

Because of COVID-19 and the social isolation necessary to combat it, new ways to stay connected are flooding the internet. For those individuals who do not have access to technology staying connected can be difficult. Group MD offers Tele-support, a monthly telephone support group, that allows individuals without access to local support groups, transportation, or technology, the opportunity to participate in a group that will provide them with both support and education to continue living a full life.

ILVSG TeleSupport

A year-round program of free monthly group support sessions held over the telephone. Designed for low vision seniors anywhere in the world who have no access to the Internet or cannot attend a live support group. Description: ILVSG TeleSupport is a year-round program of monthly group support sessions held over the telephone. It is designed for low vision seniors in the United States who have no access to the Internet or cannot attend a live support group. A session typically includes a brief update on recent research and developments, followed by listening to and discussing the current month’s recorded ILVSG presentation. See the Schedule of Presentations. Each session will include the moderator and an average of 8-12 registered members.

Members who wish to do so may share their phone numbers with others in the group for personal communication outside of the scheduled sessions. This aspect of the program is optional, with phone numbers otherwise remaining totally private.

Cost: Absolutely FREE!

How to Become a Member in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1: Call us toll free at 1-888-866-6148. Please leave a message if necessary.

Step 2: The TeleSupport moderator, Dan Roberts, will invite you to be a guest at an upcoming session. He will give you the phone number to call, as well as the passcode to enter one of three identical 45-minute sessions. The times from which to choose are:





7:00 AM

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 Noon

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

12:00 AM

1:00 Noon

Step 3: Remember your day and time. At the end of the session, if you would like to be a TeleSupport regular, Dan will ask for your address so you can begin receiving the monthly newsletters.

Cited from: Dan Roberts - Hadley,