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February 8 Sight Matters Health Event
Spotlights How to Protect Eyesight

GAITHERSBURG, MD- January 7, 2013-In recognition of Low Vision Awareness Month, the American Health Assistance Foundation is teaming up with Asbury Methodist Village to offer Sight Matters, two free public-education events on Friday, February 8, 2013, in Gaithersburg, Md.

Open to the public, the forum will feature presentations, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits on a range of topics including how to prevent, treat, and live with vision loss. Speakers will include vision-care professionals, researchers, caregivers, and people living with vision loss. Presenters will offer tips, case studies, and important questions for patients to ask eye doctors.

At the exhibit area, participants can talk directly to service providers and other vision experts. The event will feature door prizes and refreshments.

Who:
American Health Assistance Foundation and Asbury Methodist Village

What:
Sight Matters Information Forum

Where:
Asbury Methodist Village

When: 
Friday, February 8, 2013
Presentations: 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Exhibits and entertainment: 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Contact Andrew Gordon at agordon@ahaf.org or 301-556-9368 for questions or to RSVP. More information is online at www.ahaf.org/SightMatters.

American Health Assistance Foundation, www.ahaf.org, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding cures for degenerative diseases. BrightFocus advances research on macular degeneration, glaucoma, and Alzheimer's disease, and provides public information for patients and families about these diseases.

Asbury Methodist Village, www.asburymethodistvillage.org, is a CARF-CCAC and EAGLE-accredited continuing care retirement community in Gaithersburg that is home to more than 1,300 older adults. It is part of Asbury, an organization providing management and life-enhancing services for older adults. Asbury is ranked by LeadingAge and Ziegler Capital Markets Group's AZ 100 as the 15th-largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization in the country. Asbury Methodist Village is a member of LifeSpan Network.