Talking Information Center (TIC) of Marshfield, MA, has teamed up with the Marshfield Council on Aging, Duxbury Senior Center, Kingston Council on Aging, and the Plymouth Center for Active Living to host an ongoing collaborative Low Vision Group on the South Shore.
Individuals with low vision and those who know someone with low vision are invited to attend the Low Vision Group which will meet at TIC, 130 Enterprise Drive in Marshfield on Monday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Scott Krug, president of New England Low Vision and Blindness, will be the guest speaker. The topic of discussion is Technology. A light lunch will be provided.
Anyone who is unable to attend the support group may tune in to TIC’s live broadcast of the Low Vision Group at noon on that day. Visit TIC’s website www.ticnetwork.org or contact 781-834-4400 to learn about the many ways to listen to TIC.
To reserve a seat at the Low Vision Group, or if you are in need of transportation to the group on June 18th, RSVP to your local Senior Center or Council on Aging.
This event is sponsored by New England Low Vision and Blindness. For more information visit www.nelowvision.com.
The Hub of the Massachusetts Reading Network
Based in Marshfield, MA, TIC is a proud member of the International Association of Audible Information Services (IAAIS), and is the hub of the Massachusetts Reading Network, broadcasting to all of Massachusetts as well as southern New Hampshire and Connecticut. The non-profit reading service operates with the help of more than 600 volunteers statewide, broadcasting newspapers, magazines, books, special consumer information, medical and stock market updates, jobs, sports, supermarket specials, voting guides, community newspapers, and television programs. TIC also offers cultural programming such as old-time radio drama, theater, and poetry. TIC’s newest programming includes the Radio and Podcast Players and Veterans Voice.
TIC programming may be accessed several ways: via live audio stream at http://www.ticnetwork.org; by utilizing a specially tuned radio receiver; through AudioNow by calling 712-832-7025 from a home or cell phone; or by smartphone app. Listeners with smartphones may download the free TIC app by typing “Talking Information Center” in Apple or in the Google Play store for Android devices.
In 1977, Ed Perry, the founder of radio station WATD-FM in Marshfield, MA, donated his Subsidiary Carrier Authorization signal for use as the first radio reading service in New England. Operating similarly to other broadcast networks, TIC has affiliates throughout the state of Massachusetts that provide inserts of local news and information that is of interest to listeners in their area. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs oversees TIC, which is located at 130 Enterprise Drive, Marshfield, MA 02050. For more information visit www.ticnetwork.org or call (781) 834-4400.