◂  February 2018

Healthy Aging Partnership (HAP): Vision Loss Encompasses More Than Seeing

Published by: aaron


Sound Generations, Multi-purpose Room
2208 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121




Karen Winston

Vision, one of the five senses, affords us the privilege of seeing the world. But, what is our world like when we have no vision, or lose our vision in later life? Three prominent local speakers will inform us about their experiences of vision loss, and how they remain socially connected, despite that loss. Presenters include:

  • Pat Cranston, Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, School of Communications for 40 years. Among her many outstanding achievements, Ms. Cranston developed the KUOW Radio Newsroom, where she served as News Director.
  • Ruby Englund, Professor Emeritus, Seattle Pacific University, Nursing School, for nearly 40 years. Ms. Englund’s curriculum emphasized the entire age continuum. As such, her nursing students would begin their work in long-term settings, such as Caroline Kline Galland, Seattle.
  • Patt Copeland, Founder, Vision Loss Connections, a non-profit organization with a commitment to providing accessible social activities, such as sports, arts and cultural programming to Puget Sound’s Blind and Low Vision Community. Ms. Copeland was awarded the Washington State Jefferson Award for Community Service.


9:00 a.m. – Welcome, Introductions

9:15 – Panel presentations

10:00 – Question & Answers

10:15 – Partnership Announcements

10:30 – Adjourn

The Healthy Aging Partnership is a coalition of more than 30 nonprofit, government and community organizations primarily in King County, WA. The steering committee meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month except July, August, and December. To request an agenda, an ADA accommodation, or other information, inquire at least one week in advance.

Questions? Contact the HAP Steering Committee:

  • Alan Abe, King County EMS,
  • Dolores Rossman, Rossman-Guerrero y Asociados,
  • Cassidy Stout, Sound Generations,
  • Loretta Juarez-Wagner, NW Hospital,
  • Karen Winston, Aging & Disability Services,

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