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A Tribute To Jerry Rosenberg

Dec 13, 2019

A Tribute To Jerry Rosenberg

Our friend and colleague, Jerry Rosenberg, passed away on November 5, 2019, his 89th birthday.  He was a loving husband, father, grand and great-grandfather.  He lived life with purpose, not allowing progressive vision and hearing loss or age, to thwart his mission to help others.  Jerry chaired a support group, affiliated with the Association for Macular Diseases, for more than two decades.  He loved to write and never stopped, his second book was published just weeks ago.  He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Jerry’s distinct voice will continue to be heard through his articles published on the pages of OE Patients.  We are honored to share a bit of his legacy with this memorial tribute.

Little girl eating ice cream over blue background.

Grandpa, You Can See That?

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The vision loss of a family member or friend is not always easily understood by those around us.  In this article, Jerry offers an honest assessment with a healthy dose of humor.

 

Process of cataract surgery in modern clinic.

Cataracts Removed, Vision Improved

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After years of advice not to remove cataracts, Jerry gets the go ahead and reports an excellent outcome.

 

Older man using smartphone at park during the summer

Content older man using smartphone at part in summer.

You’re Never Too Old To Learn

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In this post, Jerry reminds us that age should not be a barrier to leaning something new, particularly for those of us with vision loss, there is much to gain in adopting and adapting.

 

Happy senior man using computer at home office.

Hooray For Inclusive Technology

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With the help of multiple accessible technologies, the writer in Jerry Rosenberg, does not skip a beat.

 

Ophthalmologist checking patient’s eyes on white background.

A New Doctor, A New Course

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Jerry reminds us, sometimes when least expected, a new doctor will give you a whole new perspective.

 

Senior man smiling while using digital tablet in living room.

ICanConnect Promotes Equal Access

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Because Jerry was both legally blind and hearing impaired he was able to benefit from the ICanConnect program, receiving computer technologies and training that enabled him to communicate digitally and continue writing.

 

Jerry Rosenberg is the author of two books, The Speechwriter and My Granddaughter “The Junkie” – available on Amazon.

 

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About the Author: Dorrie Rush

Dorrie Rush is the Chief Content Officer and Visual Accessibility Expert at Ophthalmic Edge Patients (OE Patients), an online resource, presented by the Association for Macular Diseases, providing practical information and empowering advice for living a full and successful life with vision loss.

She is the former Director of the Grunwald Technology Center and Information Resource Service at Lighthouse International 2001 to 2016. Dorrie is known to have an eccentric view, which is particularly useful in compensating for her central vision loss from Stargardt Disease.

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