The CNIB Weyburn Peer Support Group will be welcoming Dietician Renee Dorgan to their meeting tomorrow evening at 6:00 p.m. on the lower level of the Weyburn Public Library.

The focus will be on healthy eating and label reading, something Organizer Korryn Kubashek said was requested by the group members. 

"It is a good asset to learn, if you're concerned about your health and eating properly," she noted. "We're all worried about our health nowadays, so just to learn about like preservatives and everything that is added in there that isn't necessarily something that we should be putting into our bodies as well. I'm sure we're going to learn a whole lot from Renee and hopefully we have a big turnout for it. There will be pamphlets available at the meeting as well. We do have a question period afterwards and we go from there." 
How does someone with sight impairment read food labels?

"There are assistive technologies that they can use to read it," explained Kubashek. "Some phones will take a picture of it and read it back to you. So there are ways of getting around it. Some people have enough sights that with a magnifier they can actually read it."

Anyone who wants to hear what Dorgan has to share is welcome to join them.

"Our meetings are open to everybody in the public. We don't turn anybody away. If anybody's interested, we hold our meetings every second Thursday of the month, except for in the summer time. Our next meeting will be June 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the library."

Content is determined at the start of the season with clients.

"We discuss what kind of options we'd like to have come in and do discussions for the group and present to the group, so it's mainly what they're looking for out of these meetings more than what I bring in," she noted. "So it's actually all based on their interest and what they would like to learn about."

She said they are open to anybody who would like to give a presentation to the group, adding that they hope to have a self-defense presentation as well in the near future. 

Kubashek reminds anyone who may need a ride to the meeting to give her a call at 306-861-2519.

Pre-registration is not required, but she said it is is nice to know how many people will be attending so they can ensure they have enough copies of the handouts available.