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July 13, 2018

Hearing Care Centre – Open Day

Ten million people in the UK – one in six of us – have some degree of hearing loss. It’s surprisingly tricky to spot gradual hearing loss as our brains are very good at compensating, so we’re not even aware of how much we’ve lost until things are quite far advanced. The good news is that there are things you can do to about it.

Local hearing care specialists The Hearing Care Centre, offers award winning hearing care services from 25 centres across East Anglia. This year they are celebrating their 20th year in business and they hope to continue to raise awareness about the prevalence of hearing loss, its effect on everyday life and the potential dangers of leaving hearing loss untreated.

During this event at Eye Health Centre, audiologist Karen Finch and her team will be providing complimentary hearing assessments (usually £20), along with the very best professional advice about your hearing test results and discussions about possible solutions that could help improve your hearing.

All services are available by appointment only.
Book your appointment now – by telephone or online.

Start: July 13, 2018 9:00 am
End: July 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Eye Health Centre
Castleton Way, Eye, IP23 7DD
Cost: Free

June 1, 2018

Cancer Care Support Group

Local support offered for anyone who has been affected by Cancer.
Chat ~ get local support ~ tea and cake

Local speakers planned each month.

Come along for a friendly welcome.

Start: June 1, 2018 10:30 am
End: June 1, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue: Hartismere Day Centre
Cost: Free

May 23, 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support Information Service at Eye Health Centre

Macmillan Cancer Support’s mobile service will be visiting the area, with cancer information specialists on hand to answer questions and offer information. The team encourages anyone with worries or concerns relating to cancer to stop by, whether you’re living with or beyond cancer, or are a carer or loved one of someone who is.

Cancer can impact on all aspects of your life, and the mobile service team is available to provide information on issues ranging from how to deal with the side effects of treatment, what local support is available for carers, where to turn if you are struggling with your finances, and information on where to get travel insurance.

If you are unable to visit the unit but have questions about cancer, visit or call Macmillan free on
0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm).
You can find out about Macmillan services near you at or regarding the visit please call 0207 840 4879

Start: May 23, 2018 9:00 am
End: May 23, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Green Macmillan Mobile Unit
Phone: 0207 840 4879
Eye Health Centre, Castleton Way, Eye, IP23 7DD
Cost: Free

May 23, 2018 – May 27, 2018

Walkers are Welcome to Eye

Please refer to attached Flyer for details of this 5-day Celebratory event.

Start: May 23, 2018 8:00 am
End: May 27, 2018 5:00 pm

May 17, 2018

Hartismere Place – Stay Safe in Older Age

Hartismere Place in Eye invites the community to a free event aimed at keeping older people safe – particularly those who live alone.
Police community support officer, Kane Martin, and specialist prevention practitioner, John Clouting, from Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, will be on hand to provide practical advice on staying safe at home. The session will also include an explanation of the benefits of smoke alarms, how you can prevent fires in the home, and what to do in the event of a fire.

Janet Knight from Trading Standards and representatives from Suffolk Careline will also be joining guests at the event to share information and helpful tips on scam awareness, cold calling, and protection against fraud. There will also be advice on offer about a range of alarms and equipment to help older people to maintain their independence in their own homes.

After the event there will be a Q&A session, information available to take home and the opportunity to meet the friendly team at Hartismere Place, as well as take a closer look at the care home.

Matthew Calver, home manager at Hartismere Place, said: “Here at Hartismere Place, we strongly believe professional knowledge, insight and shared experiences can make a real difference to the everyday lives of older people and the loved ones who may be caring for them.  Our free advice events always prove to be popular occasions for the local community, and while this is the first time we’ve held an event on this subject, we feel that as it is very topical and relevant in today’s society.  We are looking forward to welcoming local people to Hartismere Place for what promises to be an interesting and inspiring afternoon of information and guidance.”

Hartismere Place is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space for relaxation and recreation including large lawn and garden area. There is also a purpose-built day club for the local community next to the care home.”

Please book your free place.

Start: May 17, 2018 2:00 pm
End: May 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Venue: Hartismere Place
Phone: 01379 888 144
Castleton Way, Eye , IP23 7DD
Cost: Free

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