A Great Time is In Sight

Citrus Heights, CA  |  By Michael S. Dunne and Elise Spleiss

Local Low Vision Group Announces Holiday Party

Citrus Heights, CA (MPG) - The Sunrise Macular Degeneration Association (SMDA), this region’s premiere support group for all those affected by low vision announced its annual holiday party to be held on Thursday, December 21, from noon to 2:00p.m. at Brookdale Senior Residence, 7418 Stock Ranch Road, Citrus Heights.

According to the National Eye Institute, Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD or ARMD), is a medical condition which may result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field. It can develop slowly, over time.

According to Bright Focus Foundation, as many as 11 million people in the United States have some form of age-related macular degeneration.

The association is inviting all with low vision and those who would like to learn more about the condition from members of SMDA to attend. “This party promises to be great fun for all “said SMDA Vice President Elena Thomason. According to Ms. Thomason, the SMDA holiday party will feature “live music, sing-a-long Christmas carols, gift exchange, good food and an opportunity to make a new friend or two.”

 While the party is open to all, lunch reservations are necessary.  The cost is $12. Reservations must be made by calling 916-725-7418 no later than noon on Tuesday, December 19th.  

Also, if you would like to participate in the Gift Exchange, please bring a wrapped unisex gift valued at no more than $5.00. Remember, bring a gift, receive a gift.

Any questions, contact President Michael Dunne at (916) 241-9591 or Vice President Elena Thomason at elenathomason1@gmail.com.

If you know of a person with low vision, please share this information with them. We’d love to have them involved in this very special monthly support group.