OPTiC promotes Eyes Health Awareness and Older People’s Day

On October 1st 2013, we hosted an Eye Health Awareness event in the Guildhall Shopping Centre in Stafford. This half day event was designed to inform older people in the community about getting the support and care they need to prevent avoidable sight loss, as well as to celebrate Older People’s Day.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Angela M Loughran opened the event with a speech focussing on the importance of empowering older people to get the help they need and OPTiC‘s role in laying the foundation for positive change in Stafford.

The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Angela M Loughran

The Worshipful the Mayor of Stafford Borough, Councillor Angela M Loughran

As more visitors arrived throughout the morning, there was a real buzz in the air. Excitingly, a few visitors expressed an interest in getting involved in OPTiC and that result, along with comments from the people who attended equates to a very successful day!

Event Day Gallery 

L to R: Rebecca Sheehy (middle) RNIB talks to visitors; Jayne Palmer (Age UK) Angie Leigh (Staffordshire Fire Service) and Jayne Prokic (Age UK); Dru Lunney (Staffordshire Fire Service) talks to a visitor about eye screening; OPTiC operations team, Dr. Philippa Simkiss (Head of Evidence and Service Impact, RNIB) next to the Mayor; visitors; OPTiC volunteers talks to a visitor

L to R: Rebecca Sheehy (middle) RNIB talks to visitors; Jayne Palmer (Age UK) Angie Leigh (Staffordshire Fire Service) and Jayne Prokic (Age UK); Dru Lunney (Staffordshire Fire Service) talks to a visitor about eye screening; OPTiC operations team, Dr. Philippa Simkiss (Head of Evidence and Service Impact, RNIB) next to the Mayor; visitors; OPTiC volunteers talks to a visitor

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Optic is a partnership of trusted organisations which will enable older people, especially those with or at risk of sight-loss, to develop and implement strategies to manage the changes they encounter in later life and reduce isolation.
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