Hadley 2.0: A Century of Seeing New Possibilities
May 09, 2019
Julie Tye, President
Hadley 2.0: A Century of Seeing New Possibilities

NOTE THAT THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HADLEY, 700 ELM ST., DUE TO RUMMAGE AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSE.

For nearly 100 years, Hadley has helped people with vision loss maintain their independence and continue to thrive. This mission is as relevant today as it was in 1920, indeed, even more so. The aging of the Baby Boomer generation is expected to result in a tsunami of vision loss as a result of age-related eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Hadley is preparing to meet the needs of this population through an expanded set of relevant workshops as well as increased opportunities for participants to learn from each other. The presentation will include a hands-on demonstration of the accessibility features of iOS devices. Bring your iPhone!

Julie S. Tye is the President of the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Established in 1920, Hadley creates personalized learning opportunities that empower people to thrive—at home, at work and in their communities. Many of the 140,000 people who benefit from Hadley’s educational offerings each year are older individuals who are experiencing age-related vision loss.

Prior to joining Hadley in 2016, Julie was President and CEO of The Cradle, a not-for-profit child welfare agency located in Evanston, IL.  Julie spent the first part of her career in hospital management at Lutheran General Health System (now Advocate). Her responsibilities included business development of the system’s addiction treatment network, Parkside Medical Services. She was also responsible for the development of the hospital’s Older Adult Services program including Adult Day Care, Information & Referral, Nutrition Site and Geriatric Assessment.

Julie received her MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and her Bachelor of Science from Pace University in New York City.

Julie lives in Winnetka with her husband, Fred. They welcome visits by their children, Fred and Alison, and they share their home with their Cavoodle dog, Avery.

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