Putting Our Seniors First
The 2019 NSW Seniors Festival started on Wednesday and runs until Sunday, 24th February.
The NSW Seniors Festival is the largest festival for seniors in the Southern Hemisphere, reaching up to 500,000 seniors each year.
If you are over 60 years of age, the NSW Seniors Festival gives you the chance to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many which are free or heavily discounted.
Presented by the Department of Family and Community Services (FACS), the NSW Seniors Festival is designed to celebrate the role seniors play and the contributions they make to the NSW community, aligning to the policy objective of inclusive communities.
Every year during the NSW Seniors Festival, government, community and commercial organisations hold hundreds of events across the state, encompassing art, sport, music, entertainment, technology, recreation, health, good nutrition and much more! Who is NSW Seniors Festival for?
• people over 60 years of age
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over the age of 50
• people over 50 years of age that have a lifelong disability Each year, FACS directly supports around 800,000 people, reaching a further one million people through local community-based programs, and provides over a million Seniors Cards.
Cutting Edge Technology In Eye Care
Parkes Eyecare Plus has invested in the gold standard of eye health testing that is available today – Optical Coherence Tomography or OCT.
OCT uses optical ultrasound to look at the deeper layers of the eye underneath the surface of the retina. This enables optometrists to detect many eye diseases much earlier than with standard retinal photography.
This cutting edge technology allows more accurate identification and treatment of eye disease and conditions including Macular degeneration, Glaucoma, Diabetic eye disease and Optic nerve damage.
As these conditions can cause vision impairment and even blindness, early detection and management can help to safeguard your vision into the future.
If you are over 40, or have a family history of glaucoma or macular degeneration, an OCT scan is essential in providing the best eye care possible.