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Next Meeting Scheduled For Filey Sight Loss Support Group

Next Meeting Scheduled For Filey Sight Loss Support Group

Published by Karen Liu at 7:40am 5th June 2020.

A support group for people with sight loss living in and around Filey will hold its next monthly telephone call later this month.

The Filey Macular Society Support Group, which launched with a telephone meeting last month (May), is organised by leading sight loss charity the Macular Society, in partnership with Royal Voluntary Service Sightloss.

The meetings form part of a range of new telephone and online support services introduced by the Macular Society after face-to-face meetings of its peer support groups across the UK were suspended following the coronavirus outbreak.

The telephone group meetings are open to anyone with macular disease, their families or friends. Further calls will be held at the same time on the third Tuesday of each month, until face-to-face group meetings can be safely resumed.

The next is from 11am on Tuesday 16th June. 

Joanne Reader, Macular Society regional manager, said:

“In an unprecedented situation like this, health and wellbeing must always come first. However, it’s absolutely vital that everyone who needs our support continues to receive it.

Although our face-to-face services have had to be suspended for the time being, we are still on the end of the phone and would strongly urge anyone to call us if they do need our assistance.

The telephone groups offer help in understanding macular disease and coming to terms with sight loss; exactly the way that our face-to-face support groups do.

They also help us to ensure that everyone is kept up to date with all the current news and information. But most importantly, they allow people with macular disease to continue to take part in social activities, helping to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation during these difficult times.” 

If you would like to call in to the group, or for more information about additional support services available locally, please contact Joanne Reader on 07376 398 916, or email joanne.reader@macularsociety.org, or Tony Mollica on 07557 093 353, or email rvssightloss@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

For general information on macular disease, call the Macular Society on 0300 3030 111 or email help@macularsociety.org

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