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About opt1csilverdreams

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.

Celebrating OPTiC’s Stakeholders Day event

Last month,  OPTiC beneficiairies, project staff, volunteers and our local partner organisations were invited to an event at the Stafford Gatehouse Theatre. Designed to share the exciting journey and impact of the project from the viewpoints of everyone involved, Amy Woodward (Action) and Jayne Palmer … Continue reading

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Journeys End?

  Not for the OPTiC project but before we talk about the next stage, we are delighted to share the following project outcomes: What OPTiC has achieved Over 34,400 older people have been offered health advice and screening. Over 3,100 … Continue reading

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Sharing our achievements in Staffordshire and York

See and listen to some of the amazing people who have been involved in OPTiC, and also read about the major impact OPTiC has had on the lives of older people living with sight loss, in our Celebrating achievements in Staffordshire and York brochure. … Continue reading

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Making every moment count: an overview of our lead-up to Project End

Here in York, we’re busy right to the very end!  March 20th We had an “iTaster Session” to provide support to 18 older people to look at several mobile devices with built in assistive technology namely an iPad Air, iPhone … Continue reading

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The Homeward Straight

Support, evaluation, legacy – these are the key areas the Silver Dream Team is focussing on during February. We are also planning a Stakeholders event next month to mark the official closure of the project and to communicate project impact, … Continue reading

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Coffee & Information: Peer Support events

During November 2013 to January 2014, York Blind & Partially Sighted Society (YBPSS) held 5 coffee & information mornings to offer peer support and information to people who were newly registered as blind or partially sighted. The events were “Informal, … Continue reading

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// Avoid being scammed// OPTiC links with Trading Standards

Scam Alert info: Jane Friend, York BPSS The busy shopping season approaching was an ideal time for OPTiC to empower people with the knowledge to avoid being scammed – something that has been around for a long time in some … Continue reading

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