Macular Degeneration (MD) is the
leading cause of blindness in NZ and it is treatable. One in 7
people over 50 years of age have some evidence of MD and the
incidence increases with age. Many people dismiss the early
warning signs of MD, accepting vision loss as a normal part of the
Macular degeneration affects
the central vision and could impact on your ability to drive,
read, watch television, participate in your hobbies and recognise
faces. Loss of vision can impact on your lifestyle and
independence. You could have a higher risk of falls and fracturing
hips; developing depression; inability to access health services
and earlier admission to nursing homes. However if MD is caught in
time, steps can be taken to prevent the onset of MD and treatments
Gaye Stratton, Macular
Degeneration New Zealand’s Community Liaison Educator, will
dispel myths and misunderstandings about this chronic eye disease
and will provide information on the latest treatments and the
management of macular degeneration. Information packs will be
Professor Ralph Cooney.
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Thinking of living in a Retirement Village - and other options
A free seminar about the legal,
financial and personal implications of retirement village living
contrasted to other retiree options – at the Browns Bay
Bowling Club, 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday 18th March
Presented by the Retirement Commission which is an
impartial Crown agency and this is NOT a marketing event. You will
hear robust and objective information and practical tips to help
people make better decisions.
The seminar is free, and refreshments will be served for
You can register online:
or by phone to Paul on 021 565 321.
You may consider phoning around to make a group and car share to
Browns Bay for a day out.