Geographic Atrophy

Most people have heard of Age –related Macular degeneration (AMD) which affects senior citizens, but few have heard the term Geographic Atrophy( GA) which occurs in people over the age of 50. It is another eye condition that causes the macula to thin and leads to blindness.

Risk factors include family history, smoking, blood pressure, obesity, UV sun exposure, lack of physical activity etc. Visit to learn about this illness.

Henry Winkler’s father- in law had the disease and he is interviewed on this website. The website is very interesting because it is set up properly for someone with vision loss and offers lots of audio options.

While most seniors face major adjustments when transitioning to an elder-care community, Jewish seniors face additional challenges. Not only do they lose their homes, and many of their friends, but they also lose ties to their cultural heritage. This is where the Jewish Pavilion, a 501(c)3 non-profit, steps in. The Pavilion provides friendly room visits, and festive holiday celebrations to 450 Jewish residents in fifty facilities for seniors. The Jewish Pavilion promotes inclusion, and thousands of seniors of all faiths are welcomed into our programs.

The Orlando Senior Help Desk (407-678-9363) has helped over 10,000 callers. This free information and referral service alleviates caregiver stress while giving advice on all types of elder issues.