NEPEAN BLUE MOUNTAINS PARKINSON'S SUPPORT GROUP

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What Is Parkinson's?

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly in most people. There  are a variety of symptoms that can take many years to develop. People living with Parkinson's will continue to live for many wonderful  years after diagnosis

!!!! WE ARE BACK !!!!

Monthly Meetings
Meeting is on the 3rd Thursday of each month
Next Meeting Penrith RSL 

18th AUG 2022
Time: 10am -12pm

OUR NEXT EVENT

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

21st JULY

AT THE PEACHTREE INN PENRITH

 

MONTHLY MEETING 16-06-2022

At June's meeting this week, our guest was Paul van Hout, Deep Brain Stimulation Neuromodulation specialist from Abbott Medical Australia. With the help of our volunteer, the lovely Jan King, Paul demonstrated how his system works remotely to make adjustments to the DBS implant for optimal effectiveness. Wow!! Medical science is fabulous.
Thankyou Jan and Terry King for inviting Paul to our meeting, and a big thankyou to Paul for being such a wonderful guest.
Viv. 👏👏

EVENT CALENDAR 2022

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CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE PEACHTREE INN PENRITH

Christmas Lunch this year was held at the Peachtree Inn.  Thirty of our Group celebrated the end of 2021 in style, the venue was great, the food was delicious and Mrs Clause (aka Robyn) hosted the event, with sequined Santa hat,  and lollybags to go.  Thankyou Robyn, and thanks everyone for coming along, and we are looking forward to resumption of our face-to-face events in January 2022.

Merry Christmas from our committee,  Viv, Terry, Robyn and Glenn. 

 

EVENTS FOR 2022.

We are resuming our face-to-face events in January.  All the regular events – dance, voice, Carers and Monthly Meetings will follow the previous years schedule.  Please check this homepage closer to time for details.  Contact Viv on 0404836921 for further information.

Our Support Group is extremely aware of the on-going presence of COVID-19 in our Community.

So our Committee has decided to be very cautious about in-person events for the rest of 2021.

Therefore, our Monthly Meeting at the Penrith RSL Club, our Dance Classes, Carer lunches and the Choir/Voice Exercise Classes will re-commence in January 2022. 

Please watch this space for updates.

 

This event is outdoors and presents a lesser risk for spreading COVID-19.

ZOOM MEETING 23/08/2021

LAST MEETING PENRITH RSL 17th JUNE

Todays monthly group meeting welcomed back an old friend, Jonathan Allott from Tab Timer. Jonathan demonstrated an array of helpful pill dispensers, talking watches/alarms, falls alarms, clocks, gps watches for men and women, and is NDIS, VA and Home Care Package compatible.
Thanks Jonathan for catching up with us again, and your chat afterwards.
Viv, Terry, Robyn and Glenn. 👏


Todays monthly group meeting welcomed back an old friend, Jonathan Allott from Tab Timer. Jonathan demonstrated an array of helpful pill dispensers, talking watches/alarms, falls alarms, clocks, gps watches for men and women, and is NDIS, VA and Home Care Package compatible.
Thanks Jonathan for catching up with us again, and your chat afterwards.
Viv, Terry, Robyn and Glenn. 👏


Local Government Seniors Achievement Award

INSPIRATIONAL PENRITH SENIORS CELEBRATED
WITH 2022 LOCAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith presented four seniors with Local Achievement Awards as part of the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival.
Award winners received their accolade at the Penrith CBD Corporations seniors morning tea held at the Penrith RSL Club.
“Frank, Jennifer, Terry and Valentina showcase the qualities of seniors who make our local area such a diverse, active and inspirational place to live,” Stuart Ayres said.
“I congratulate and thank them for their generous contributions, remarkable skills and extensive knowledge which continues to benefit our community.”
The award winners were carefully selected from a high calibre of nominees and highlight the diverse ways seniors support their families, communities and society more broadly.
Recipients for the Penrith Local Achievement Awards are:
• Frank Portelli - service to the Penrith community through the RSL & Rotary
• Jennifer Hotop – service to the Penrith Regional Gallery
• Terry King - service to the Nepean Blue Mountains Parkinson's Support Group -
• Valentina Nadj - volunteer service to York Public School.
The Local Achievement Awards are among an array of events taking place across the state as part of the 2022 NSW Seniors Festival.

One of the winners, Vivienne Ross, said she was humbled to receive the award, and pleased that it allowed her to shine a light on the Nepean Blue Mountains Parkinson’s Support Group.

“It’s important because there’s not a lot of awareness about Parkinson’s, and there’s so much information to give to people with Parkinson’s that we’re trying to connect with. Getting the word out to people that don’t know we’re around is important, so they can have some support, some information, and some social activities to help them manage their Parkinson’s better.”
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