Thinking of Joining AAVL?

AAVL continuously seeks to recruit members. To complete the online form and pay online go directly to our membership page.

AAVL Mission

The purpose of the Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss is to strive to improve the well-being of adults experiencing vision loss through ... Read more

New Teddie Joy Remhild Service Award

AAVL’s Award Committee will grant the first Teddie Joy Remhild Service Award to an AAVL member who has provided exemplary service to AAVL and older persons experiencing vision loss.  Nominations for this award are being accepted through December 10, 2023.  For more information about this important award and who may be eligible to receive it, please visit the Events page.

Terri Lynn Fundraiser

AAVL Terri Lynn webpage

For many of us on special occasions, we like to give or receive something that is sweet and fun to eat. AAVL, in association with Terri Lynn, a company offering a variety of snacks, has found a way to do just that. Whether sending to friends, business associates, family members or  that one special person, Terri Lynn makes it easy and simple to place an order.  Their products include a variety of nuts and dried fruit, many of which are dipped in chocolate.  A portion of your payment will be sent to AAVL. If you have any questions or need any assistance you can also e-mail AAVL fundraising chair, Paul Lewis at sends e-mail). Thank you for supporting AAVL! You can read more on our Terri Lynn page.

Hourglass Newsletter

The current Hourglass Newsletters is found at where you can read it online or download either MS Word, .pdf, or .txt files. Past issues can be found at
The Editor of the Hourglass can be reached by email at

AAVL Holds Monthly Meetings

AAVL’s Board meets monthly, generally on the first Sunday of every month starting at 8:00 PM Eastern time, 7:00 PM Central time, 6:00 PM Mountain time, 5:00 PM Pacific time and 2:00 PM Hawaiian time. AAVL’s September Board meeting will be held on September 11 at the usual meeting time. All AAVL members and anyone interested in joining AAVL or learning more about its activities are welcome to attend.  The meetings are held on Zoom. The AAVL listserv provides the Zoom info for AAVL meetings shortly before they occur. To keep abreast of AAVL events, you can join the aavl-l listserv, or join AAVL for $15/year by contacting AAVL's Treasurer at

AAVL Board and Member Meeting Minutes

Below is the latest approved meeting minutes of the AAVL. Choose the link below to download the MS Word file. Past meeting minutes can be found at AAVL Meeting Minutes.
2023 June - AAVL Board Meeting Minutes

NOTE: How You Can Help AAVL Coordinate with Area Agencies on Aging

AAVL, a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB) is developing a project to learn more about the Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), how they are the same, and how they are different across the country. Read here how you can help.

Welcome to Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss

Download our MS Word or .pdf one-page brochure here: AAVL one-page brochure MS Word   AAVL one-page brochure.pdf.

The Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss (AAVL) is a non-profit organization in which membership is open to blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals.  While people of all ages are welcome to join, AAVL focuses on concerns of persons who have lost or are losing sight later in life, or who have dealt with sight loss for much of their lives and are now entering their later years.  It advocates for the improvement of the social, economic and cultural status of adults with vision loss, supporting education awareness and adult rehabilitation programs for the blind and visually impaired.  To accomplish this, it investigates both governmental and private services that may benefit its clientele.  In addition, it seeks to sponsor cultural, educational and athletic activities of interest to its members and to inform the public about sight loss in older populations.  Its members also provide mutual encouragement and support through social interaction.  AAVL is a special interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind (ACB).
In furtherance of its mission, AAVL has established this web site to provide information that may be of use both to those persons who are currently experiencing vision loss and to those persons who have dealt with sight loss for some time.  This web site's Organization page has information about AAVL’s organization and governing structure including a list of its current officers and board members.  The Events page provides information about events sponsored by AAVL or in which it participates. The Resources page provides outside resources serving persons with vision loss including government agencies and private organizations. The Transportation and Mobility page offers transportation and mobility options and training. You may also find helpful the Technology page and the Commercial Aids page. Make sure to check out the Recreation page which describes recreation and entertainment activities specifically for low and no vision persons.  Finally, the Donations page describes how to make donations to AAVL, which is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and all donations are welcome and tax deductible.
AAVL maintains a listserv where its members post information and communicate with each other.  The address to subscribe is

For more information about AAVL or to join, please contact its President at, download 2022 AAVL Membership Form here or visit our Membership page.
You can help support AAVL’s activities by purchasing delicious chocolates, nuts, and snacks as part of AAVL’s Terrilynn fundraiser. To access this fundraiser, go to  or call 800-323-0775.  If you call, be sure to let them know you are calling for the AAVL fundraiser. If you have any questions or need any assistance you can also e-mail AAVL fundraising chair, Paul Lewis at Thank you for supporting AAVL! You can also download the flyer here.

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