Senior Retreat 2020!

National Federation of the Blind

Senior Division Annual Retreat




When? October 18-24, 2020


Where? Rocky Bottom Resort and Conference Center for the Blind, Sunset, South Carolina.


Rocky Bottom is a camp owned and operated by the South Carolina affiliate of the NFB. This camp is located on Sassafras Mountain, the highest point in the state. It is a modern facility with a dining-hall and several lodges for sleeping and holding classes. Retreaters will share a room with a colleague. Paved pathways connect buildings in this rural, mountain setting. Fishing can be done on the property. Other off-site activities may be planned during the retreat.


Eligibility: Must be legally blind and have a strong desire to learn nonvisual techniques taught by blind instructors. Preferred age over 50 but some exceptions can be made.

Candidates must be able to administer their medications and know the dosages and times they should be taken. We can suggest labeling methods and organizational skills but cannot administer medications.


–Classes Offered: Traveling with a rigid, straight white cane,

–Daily Living Skills,

–Organizational Skills and Tactile Labeling,

–Beginning Braille,

–Some Devices and Aids Found Useful,

–Cooking Techniques and Preparing Food,

–Discussions Living with Low Vision and Blindness—Our Attitudes and Perceptions and the Misconceptions of Others about our Disability.


Process and Cost:


Please contact Ruth Sager, President, NFB Senior Division,

7634 Carla Road,

Pikesville, MD


Home Phone: 410.602.9030

The application can be downloaded from the below link.


Senior Retreat Application 2020



Fill out the application and return it to the above address by August 20, 2020.

Upon receiving your application, you will be contacted by an instructor or Senior Division Board Member to schedule a telephone interview. This interview is designed to help us make your retreat experience as beneficial for you as possible. We want everyone to participate in all of the activities but we will try to tailor some classes to fit your specific needs.


Candidates will then be notified if they are successful retreat participants.

The cost per attendee is $300.00. This cost covers room and board, any activities which take place during the retreat, transportation from the nearest airport, Greenville-Spartanburg, and after the retreat, transportation from Rocky Bottom back to the airport. All other expenses incurred will be covered by the candidate.


After you have been contacted that you are a successful retreat participant, the $300.00 check should then be sent to:

NFB Senior Division,

C/O Duncan Larsen

Colorado Center for the Blind

2233 W. Shepperd Avenue,

Littleton, CO,


no later than September 15, 2020.

For more information, please contact Ruth Sager as listed above.