Volunteers act as guides for the visually impaired

Volunteers act as guides for visually impaired mall walkers.

Vision Loss Resources hosts a mall walking group twice each month at Southdale Center. Sighted volunteers walk alongside VLR clients as guides to encourage fitness and camaraderie. “For many of our clients, walking group is a rare opportunity to get some exercise, and meet and socialize with new people in a secure environment,” says Joe McKinley, volunteer coordinator at Vision Loss Resources. As more volunteers join VLR’s walking group, more spaces become available for walkers. For more information about VLR’s walking group or other activities for people with vision loss, visit visionlossresources.org.