The Ponoka White Caners is a peer support group that offers information, encouragement and friendship to people with vision loss.
The group’s next meeting is Oct. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Anglican Church 5120-49 Ave. in Ponoka. It will feature Mindy Bodnarchuk and other staff from the Edmonton CNIB office. Bodnarchuk is the current CNIB specialist for northern Alberta. Her focus is community education and peer support group co-ordination for people with vision loss. She usually has information about recent developments in vision research and eye health.
The focus of the October meeting is a display of the most recent and available visional aids. We stress that a healthy diet and eye protection from the sun are two important ways to prevent the development of eye disease.
Visitors and newcomers are always welcome to attend the meetings. For any further information about the Ponoka White Caners, please contact Sue Bomen at 403-783-3194 or Lynn Houcher at 403-783-2193.