Are you struggling with your vision?


Did You Know? About 11 million people living in the United States experience Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) (National Eye Institute).

Older woman at an eye exam trying on glasses

How is your vision?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye disease that is formed when there is damage to the macula - the part of your eye that controls sharp vision - and there is blurring in your central vision. AMD is common in older adults, about 3 in 10 adults over the age of 80 have early AMD.

How can I avoid AMD?

As you age, your risk for AMD increases. The risk for this disease is also common when you have a family member with AMD, are of European descent, or if you smoke. Here are some tips to reduce your risk of AMD:

  1. Exercise regularly and maintain a healthy blood pressure.
  2. Have a healthy diet, including green vegetables and fish. Foods high in vitamins A, C, and E are most effective at reducing your risk of AMD.
  3. Have annual eye exams with your doctor and talk about any concerns you have about AMD.

Class of the week

Older adults in an exercise class

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

An exercise class for those who want to improve their strength and mobility, and are looking for structure and accountability. Each class includes a warm-up, aerobics, balance exercises, strength exercises and stretching. Exercises can be done seated or standing to adapt to varying ability levels.

January 22 - April 10
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
In-Person: Hill City Fire Hall, Hill City
Class Leader: Audrah Huntley and Lori Whitted

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