Specsavers visit gives advice to WI by optician and audiologist

A very informative talk by an optician and an audiologist was presented to members of Leenside (Hucknall) Women’s Institute recently by the Specsavers.

Their talk involved causes, tests and treatment of glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

The speakers also stressed that smoking will affect the eyes of over 55s and also that anyone who has the need of a hearing aid should wear it all their waking hours.

The guests also stressed how important it is to have eyes and ears checked periodically.

They were thanked by the President, Alison Inglis. The secretary, Carol Curtis, gave details of several WI County events including Mosaic classes, Scrabble session and County Quiz and it was announced that stewards would be needed to help in the marquee at the Notts County Show in May.

The President gave an outline of the celebrations being organised to celebrate 100 years since the foundation of the Women’s Institute in 2015.

This will involve a baton being relayed around the whole of England and Wales calling at every WI. Members were asked if anyone wished to consider forming a choir to have a monthly sing-a-long but there was insufficient interest.

The monthly competition was won by Cecila Poxon and a picture quiz was won by Alison Inglis. Tea hostesses for the evening were Rita Childe, Linda Foster, Wendy Garner and Cecilia Poxon.

The next meeting will be held at the Central Methodist Church, Hucknall, on Tuesday 18th March at 7.15pm when the speaker will be Maggie Falconer from the “Wish Upon A Star” charity. New members and guests will be made very welcome.