CURRENT EVENTS

Health & Well Being Event

Sight Support Worthing will be hosting a Health & Wellbeing Event on Thursday 27th February at their Headquarters at 48 Rowlands Road in Worthing, between 10am and 1pm.

This free event is open to the public and will feature organisations providing care and support services, as well as those involved in addressing a wide range of health-related problems including sight and hearing loss, maintaining fitness, dementia, and social isolation.

Confirmed attendees for the event include 4Sight Vision Support, Action for Deafness, Adur & Worthing Wellbeing, Age UK, Care for Veterans, Carers Support West Sussex, Dementia Alliance Worthing, Guild Care, Macular Society, South Downs Leisure and Time to Talk Befriending.

If you, or someone you care for, want to find out more information from any of the organisations represented, then please come along with no booking required. Free tea and coffee will be available, and Adur & Worthing Wellbeing Hub will also be on hand to provide blood pressure and MOT health checks on the day.

Charles Bonnet Support Group Talk

What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome?

Charles Bonnet was a French naturalist and philosophical writer, born in 1720. In 1760, he described a condition now called Charles Bonnet Syndrome, in which vivid, complex visual hallucinations occur in psychologically normal people. He documented the syndrome in his 87 year old grandfather who was nearly blind from cataracts in both eyes, but perceived men, women, birds, carriages, buildings, tapestries, amongst other things. Most people affected are elderly with visual impairments, however the phenomenon does not only occur in this group. It can also be caused by damage elsewhere in the optic pathway or brain.

Charles Bonnet Syndrome is surprisingly common, and may affect up to 50% of people with severe sight loss.

Esme’s Umbrella is the campaign group for everyone working towards a greater awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Its founder, Judith Potts, will be talking at the Support Group meeting on the 28th January 2020, between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, at the Shoreham Vision Support Centre, on the First Floor of the Shoreham Centre. 

A Boards

Just a gentle reminder to all the shopkeepers of Worthing.

We don’t want to stop you advertising your business but please be careful about how your position A Boards outside your premises!

Lanyard Scheme

Have you heard about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme?

This is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability and requires additional assistance while out in public. Pick one up in participating stores, such as M&S or call in and collect one from Sight Support Worthing.

The lanyards are free and you don’t need to provide proof of a disability.