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 Elderly wear wacky shades for sun safety message

Elderly wear wacky shades for sun safety message

By 2nd July, 2018 Press Releases No Comments

WACKY sunglasses were donned at a Northumberland care home on one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Residents and staff at The Oaks Care Home, in Blyth, wore the spectacular spectacles to raise awareness of the importance of eye protection.

Staff members’ children also joined in the fun, wearing heart-shaped and colourful shades decorated with palm trees, fruit and top hats.

The event was part of National Wear Sunglasses Day, which encourages their use to protect eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Ann Mielnik, home manager at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, said: “We’ve been enjoying the hottest weather of the year so far but it’s vital to remember to be safe in the sun.

“Everyone, including our elderly residents, must wear their sunscreen, sunglasses and hats to protect them from burning, sun blindness and heatstroke.

“National Wear Sunglasses Day was the perfect opportunity to remind everyone to pop on their sunglasses if they’re heading out into the bright sunshine.”

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