Granite Belt Parkinson's Support Group
GRANITE BELT SUPPORT GROUP
Parkinson's Disease is a slowly progressive illness that predominately affects normal movement. It is the second most common degenerative neurological condition affecting Australians. Although the disease is most prevalent in people over 60, 10 percent of people living with PD are diagnosed before the age of 40. Each day in Australia one person every hour is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (approximately 30 people every day). It is conservatively estimated that over 17,000 Queenslanders are living with the disease.
A SUPPORT GROUP CAN HELP EASE THE BURDEN FACED BY BOTH SUFFERER AND THEIR CARER.
When diagnosed with a disease, Having people around you who can share what you’re going through can make the world of difference and this is why Parkinson’s Queensland stablished the Granite Belt Parkinson’s Support Group based in Stanthorpe.
Support groups help people with Parkinson's disease maintain control of their lives through activities, sharing experiences and contact with other people with this disease and their carers.
Often when a person is told by their doctor or neurologist that they have Parkinson’s they think ‘what now?’ Being able to meet and chat with people who know how they feel means that they are not on their own.
The Granite Belt Support Group meets on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month and you and your carers are more than welcome to join us.
Community/Oral Health Meeting Room, Stanthorpe Health Service, 6 McGregor Terrace, Stanthorpe.
TIME: 10.00 am to 12 noon. COST: $2.00 (to cover refreshment costs).
RSVP: Please by 5.00 pm the Friday before (for catering purposes).
WHILST GROUP MEETINGS ARE SCHEDULED AS ABOVE, CONFIRMATION OF BOTH THE DATE AND
VENUE IS RECOMMENDED.
PLEASE CONTACT Graham 468 10942 or Sue 4681 0670 for information on the Support Group or for confimation of the Meeting arrangements.
Our Group has a simple motto -
"Don't count the days, make the days count".