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Good lighting can be a key to independence!

Changing life style…this is a scary reality. No one looks forward to the time when performing simple tasks, such as reading the newspaper or putting together a jigsaw puzzle, becomes impossible. Even everyday tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, reading a prescription label, or choosing an outfit can become difficult or impossible to execute without good sight. Good lighting can help!

For many older adults, losing the ability to see well means losing independence. Light is essential to sight. Sight is essential to independence. Our ability to see, and therefore remain independent in later years, is compromised by bad lighting. And bad lighting surrounds us all, everyday. Lighting touches each of us every day, and it can be used to make a positive difference in our lives.










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