Fundraising Effort Set For Low Vision Clinic
The Bucks County Association For The Blind and Visually Impaired is hoping to raise the necessary funds to continue serving its clients. Executive Director, Anne Marie Hyer says, this Sunday’s event at the Doylestown Country Club is a silent auction and fashion show to support the Association’s low-vision clinic.
“And that’s really a specialized clinic, After people have seen their regular optometrist or ophthalmologist and they have corrected their vision to the best of the medical community’s ability, we help them learn how to function with their vision loss. We can provide low vision aides for them and it can be something as simple as a handheld magnifier or can be something as complex as a portable electronic reader.”
Sunday’s event at the Doylestown Country Club stats at 2pm. Tickets are 55 dollars. The fashion show will feature a 1960’s theme.
Keeping Seniors Aware of Services is Key To Safety
Senior citizens are often the target of scammers. In some documented cases, caretakers have ripped off the elderly by stealing from bank accounts and taking checks. The Head of Consumer Affairs for Bucks County, Mike Bannon says both Bucks and Montgomery Counties have special units to deal with anyone who steals from seniors.
“Bucks and Montgomery Counties both have a Task Force to investigate anyone who physically, mentally or financially abuses a senior. They are good programs to go to if anyone should need help.”
May is Older Americans Month. Bannon was a guest on the