WHEREAS, State Services for the Blind's senior services unit provides a variety of services to blind seniors in the state of Minnesota, especially crucial adjustment to blindness training in the home or through group classes, as well as access to information and resources; and
WHEREAS, these services are essential for many seniors who wish to maintain their independence; and
WHEREAS, these crucial services can be provided for a one time cost of 20 to 50 percent of a single month of assisted living or nursing home care which would otherwise go on for years; and
WHEREAS, as the population continues to age, these services will be important to an ever-growing number of older Minnesotans; now therefore
BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota in convention assembled this 7th day of November, 2010 in the city of St. Cloud, that this organization call upon the governor and the state legislature to provide adequate funding for senior services for blind Minnesotans.