Talking Information Center (TIC), the non-profit reading service broadcasting 24-hours a day to thousands of visually impaired and otherwise print impaired listeners throughout the state, will host the next South Shore Low Vision Support Group on Monday, November 19, 2018.
Individuals with low vision and those who know someone with low vision are invited to attend the Low Vision Support Group, which will meet at TIC, 130 Enterprise Drive in Marshfield on November 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided.
This month’s discussion topic will be the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, and it will be led by Carolyn M. Orsen, M.ED., COMS, Rehabilitation Teaching Supervisor for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.
TIC, the Marshfield Council on Aging, Duxbury Senior Center, Kingston Council on Aging, and the Plymouth Center for Active Living have teamed up to host this ongoing collaborative low vision group on the South Shore. The goal of this initiative is to provide a space for individuals with a visual impairment to gather and share information. The meetings cover a wide variety of topics such as transportation, technology, health care and advocacy and are broadcast live so that those who are unable to attend a low vision support group still have access to the pertinent and important information being discussed.
Anyone who is unable to attend this bi-monthly 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 on November 19th, or if you are in need of transportation to the group, RSVP to your local Senior Center or Council on Aging.
This event is sponsored by Roche Bros.
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 500 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.