Gloria’s Story

Gloria, is seventy-nine years of age. She ran Sidmouth Secretarial and Typing services for fifteen years.

Following her annual eye examination at her optician Gloria was shocked to find out that she had Age Related Macular Degeneration and was told that she would lose her sight within ten years!

Gloria lamented, “I thought I wouldn’t be able to see trees or flowers or the sea. I wouldn’t be able to cook, do my garden or read or watch television, so what was the point of living?”

Gloria then contacted Devon in Sight and our Community Support Worker Tracey carried out our award winning Sight Loss MOT assessment.

Gloria says, “It helped me through that very bad period. It’s just one wonderful thing after the other. It opened a world to me that I didn’t even know existed.

She joined the Sidmouth Talk and Support Group and found the sessions to be very interesting. Gloria said, “They are talking, and laughing, and joking and just having a wonderful afternoon or morning together.”

During the COVID-19 crisis our face to face Talk and Support Groups have been replaced with Group Telephone Calls to support our clients through these challenging times.

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