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Sandra Capper's painting of a fruit bowl
03 July, 2015

Mudgee Field Days

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is attending the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days to raise awareness of, and funds for, its free local services.

James and his Guide Dog, Brogan, pictured inside the airport
18 June, 2015

Brogan touches down

Today at Sydney Airport, NSW businessman James Bennett, who is blind, and his Guide Dog Brogan will be touching down from their 200th domestic flight together.

Stride Out Safe and Steady flyer
21 May, 2015

Stride Out Safe and Steady 2015

Stride Out Safe and Steady addresses risks of falls and alleviate associated confusion with confidence building for seniors with vision impairment.

Four participants of the exercise program, standing in a row, taking part in a balance exercise
05 May, 2015

Exercise program for seniors

With Australia's ageing population expected to face health challenges that could impact their independence, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has launched a new, free exercise program to help seniors experiencing vision loss stay steady on their feet.

Poster with text 'It's time to end Guide Dog discrimination'
29 April, 2015

International Guide Dog Day 2015

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT launches a new advocacy and education campaign, 'It's time to end Guide Dog discrimination', on International Guide Dog Day 2015.

Tayla 'test driving' a Guide Dog for the first time
27 April, 2015

Guide Dog test drive in Armidale

Five individuals with vision impairment who currently use a long cane were able to 'test drive' a Guide Dog to help them understand the benefits and responsibilities of having a Guide Dog.

Model dog Gulliver being towed along a road
17 March, 2015

Big Dog delivers message to Central West

Gulliver the Big Guide Dog tours the Central West to remind local seniors to seek help early if failing sight is causing them problems getting around.

Michael Yapp, Centre for Eye Health Chief Staff Optometrist showing Guide Dogs NSW/ACT supporter Janis Salisbury the state-of-the art ophthalmic equipment her support has enabled the Centre to purchase.
11 March, 2015

New Glaucoma Clinic opens

A Sydney-based community funded eye health care centre is leading the way in providing innovative solutions to ensure seniors don't go blind unnecessarily.