Tag: dementia

Tag: dementia

25 October, 2017
Norris Green team

As a further boost to excellent customer service, Specsavers staff in Old Swan and Norris Green are now also qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

Specsavers employees at the stores have completed the Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society.

In doing so they become recognised as a Dementia Friends, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers.

20 October, 2017
Local opticians in Newlands are now qualified to help people suffering with dementia

Staff at a local business have undergone specialist training to become qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

The team at Specsavers in Newlands have completed Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society that is being undertaken by Specsavers teams across the nation.

In doing so they become recognised as a Dementia Friend, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers.

18 October, 2017
Local opticians show support for dementia patients

Staff at Specsavers in Motherwell have joined forces with Alzheimer Scotland to support customers who are living with dementia.

A representative from Alzheimer Scotland recently visited the Brandon Parade store to speak to the team about the effects of the condition, and encouraged staff to get involved in fundraising for the cause.

Staff were so inspired by the visit that they decided to set up a charity box in store – and collected a total of £40 in donations from generous customers.

04 September, 2017
Over 60s

The team at Specsavers in Otley is becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

Three Dementia Friends

Specsavers employees nationwide are completing Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society. In doing so they become recognised as Dementia Friends, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers.

Specsavers’ home- and care home-visiting teams – Specsavers Healthcall – are also completing the training.

04 September, 2017
dementia friends

The team at Specsavers in Ilkley is becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

Alzheimer's Society

Specsavers employees nationwide are completing Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society. In doing so they become recognised as Dementia Friends, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers.

Specsavers’ home- and care home-visiting teams – Specsavers Healthcall – are also completing the training.

30 August, 2017

Staff at Specsavers stores in Bradford are becoming qualified to better understand the needs of customers suffering from dementia.

Increased level of awareness

Specsavers employees nationwide are completing Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society. In doing so they become recognised as a Dementia Friend, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers.

Specsavers’ home- and care home-visiting teams – Specsavers Healthcall – are also completing the training.

30 August, 2017
Dementia Friends

Specsavers employees nationwide are completing Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society. In doing so they become recognised as a Dementia Friends, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers. Specsavers’ home- and care home-visiting teams – Specsavers Healthcall – are also completing the training.

Positive development

30 August, 2017
Dementia Friends

Specsavers employees nationwide are completing Dementia Friends training, an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society. In doing so they become recognised as a Dementia Friends, with a badge to wear on their uniforms to indicate their increased level of dementia awareness to customers. Specsavers’ home- and care home-visiting teams – Specsavers Healthcall – are also completing the training.

Philip Mokrysz, store director of Specsavers in Wakefield said: ‘Being more aware of dementia is an incredibly positive development for our team and our offering to customers.

24 August, 2017
Newbury Specsavers are proud to help support Dementia customers

Team members at Specsavers Newbury have recently qualified as Dementia Friends to support their local customers, and their families, who suffer with the condition.

Staff members undertook the training which is run by the Alzheimer’s Society to improve their understanding and awareness of the disease and the best ways to care for customers with dementia.

A word from the director

‘I’ve seen first-hand, in the store, how much this condition can affect people so it’s been fantastic to take part in this training.’ said Alison, ophthalmic director.

22 August, 2017
Specsavers in Gillingham organised a week of fundraising activities for Alzheimer's Society

Staff at a local opticians have gone the extra mile to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity that is close to their hearts.

Bike-A-Thon

At the end of July, Specsavers in Gillingham organised a week of fundraising activities for the charity, including a Bike-A-Thon, a cake sell and a dress-up day. With the support of other high street stores – such as Rook and Sons, McDonald’s, Central Theatre, Fraser’s Coffee Shop, Greggs and Wilko – they were also able to hold a raffle in store, with the store managing to raise over £1000 for the great cause.