Long Island Council of the Blind Honors Elliot Zaretsky for Dedication to Blind and Visually Impaired
Farmingdale, NY - May 10, 2013 - Elliot Zaretsky, president and founder of MaxiAids was recently honored by the Long Island Council of the Blind for his work helping people who are blind or who have low vision live more active, independent lives.
While accepting the honor, Mr. Zaretsky recalled that he was motivated to get into the independent living industry after he found out his son was deaf.
A pharmacist by profession, he was operating a successful chain of pharmacies at the time. Frustrated by the lack of products available to help his son, and at the expense of the few products he did find, he vowed to make a difference. So, in 1986 Mr. Zaretsky started MaxiAids Products for Independent Living.
“My goal was to find and develop products to help people with special needs live more healthy, active and independent lives,” he says. “And I was determined to keep the prices low so more of the people who really need these items could afford them.”
After three decades in business, Mr. Zaretsky believes he has met his goals. MaxiAids is at the forefront of the independent living industry, is responsible for many inventions in the field and stocks over 8,000 items.
“Even after all of these years I still go to work every day with the same passion for serving those in the special needs community that I had at the start,” he concludes. “And I am happy to say that I believe I am exactly where I was meant to be in life.”
Read the full story from MaxiAids’ blog to read more about Mr. Zaretsky.