Penticton chiropractor offers free clinic

Dr. Adam Konanz will provide a drop-in clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheers Church

A Penticton chiropractor is once again offering his services at a free clinic for seniors and low-income community members.

Inspired by a series of free dental clinics for low-income members of the community, Dr. Adam Konanz offered his first free clinic last April with the help of Greta Henning, the organizer of the dental clinics.

Again, with Henning’s aid, Konanz has decided to offer another on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cheers Church at 639 Main St.

Konanz was involved as far back as the first clinic in August 2011, offering his portable chiropractic tables as operating tables for the clinic.

Henning, a public health worker, began organizing the clinics as a way to help the people who fell between the cracks, unable to access regular dental clinic. There have been several more since that first, and Henning is now working towards creating a permanent clinic.

This chiropractic clinic will be operated on a drop-in basis, with Konanz offering minor adjustments and general consultations for people wondering how they can be helped by his services.

Henning has also arranged another free dental clinic, this time in Summerland on Dec. 7. However, the appointment slots for that day have already been filled, but she encourages people to continue to put in applications for treatment, if they have pain or infection and don’t already have a dentist on record.

Low-income adults or seniors can submit their applications either at the Salvation Army Food Bank or the Ooknakane Friendship Centre at 146 Ellis St.

Henning can be reached at 250-493-9299 if community members have any questions about how to help with the ongoing dental clinics or her drive to create a permanent free clinic.