Mother’s Day when mom (or grandma) has vision loss


WINNETKA, Ill., May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Millions of Americans, mostly older adults, are living with eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and that number is expected to double by 2050 as babies boomers are getting older.

And if your mother or grandmother suffers from one of these conditions, you may be wondering how, if at all, her diminished eyesight will impact the celebration of Mother’s Day. The answer is that it shouldn’t get in the way at all. But you might want to think about some things slightly differently.

And Hadley, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, can help. Mother’s Day celebrations involving gardening, crafts, eating out or cooking a meal together at home are not only possible for mothers or grandmothers with vision loss, but now easier with Hadley’s free learning resources. Learn some tips and tricks yourself and share them with mom.

Every day, Hadley helps hundreds of visually impaired people discover new ways to adapt their daily routines and navigate life; all from their home and free of charge. Hadley’s new online learning platform,, is built on many months of research and development and is based on the needs, wants and desires of visually impaired adults, offering workshops, podcasts and discussion groups on hundreds of useful topics.

Hadley’s popular cooking series can help mom spend time in her kitchen with family members on Mother’s Day, regardless of her level of vision loss. For those who prefer to spend Mother’s Day at the restaurant, Hadley’s Dine out contains helpful restaurant tips for the visually impaired, such as how to identify what’s on the plate, reading menus and tutorials on eating soups and salads.

If gardening on Mother’s Day is part of your family tradition, Hadley offers you a workshop on creating and maintaining a container garden, a relaxing, rewarding and fun activity. And while nothing is more special than being able to visit Mom on her special day, for those who may not be able to be together in person, Hadley offers tutorials for people with vision loss on how to use zoom and access low vision characteristics on their cell phone to stay engaged and virtually visit family members anywhere on their special day.

About Hadley

Hadley’s mission is to create personalized learning opportunities that enable people with vision loss or blindness to thrive – at home, at work and in their communities.

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