For more information please contact: Linda Hackshaw, CEO, The Sight Center
814-455-0995 or 814-323-1163
The Sight Center of Northwest Pennsylvania and The Pennsylvania Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, in partnership with local community based organizations will hold Health and Vision Awareness Days on Thursday, October 7, 9 AM to 2 PM at the Brookville, PA Fire Hall and on Thursday, October 28, 9 AM to 2 PM at the Zem Zem Shrine in Erie. Events will include health screenings and demonstrations for healthy and enjoyable living. Event is free and open to the public and has been made possible by a grant from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.
Greek philosopher Plato once said, “The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.” Although it is not true that losing your vision is a natural and expected outcome of aging, it is true for many that as they advance in years, their eyesight declines. Come to the Health and Vision Awareness Day and learn how to keep your eyesight healthy for as long as possible and how to live well with vision loss related to aging or disease.
The main goal of the Health and Vision Awareness Day is to bring together community partners like the Area Agency on Aging, the Citizens’ Action Committee, Intermediate Units, health care providers and home health care agencies to promote awareness of healthy aging and healthy living with declining vision.
Vendors featured will include: AARP, Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, Blind Bowlers, Blind Golfers, Bob Oyer, Citizens’ Action Committee, General Electric Federal Credit Union, Erie Federal Credit Union, GECAC, Health and Aging, Jepelsy (web site development), Lecom Health and Wellness Center, Life NWPA, Niagara Therapy, Red Cross, Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, Tom O’Neill Adaptive Technology, adapted voting machines. Dr. Robert Baldwin, local retinal specialist, will discuss the healthy eye and aging. Dr. William Christie will provide tips from the chiropractic perspective on aging, exercise and wellness.