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 

15th SEPT 2022
Time: 10am -12pm

OUR NEXT EVENT

TBA

 

MONTHLY MEETING 18-08-2022

Today's "circle the wagons" meeting was just that - shoulder to shoulder, a barrier to ward off the Parkinson's barrage. Thankyou to our new friends, our old friends, and our regular friends for supporting our Group and enjoying wonderful company. Viv x

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 IN JULY AT THE PEACHTREE INN PENRITH

Thankyou to everyone in our Group for attending our "Christmas in July" lunch today. We had a fabulous time, and we thank PNSW CEO Jo-Anne Reeves for joining us. There were some lovely Christmas outfits and accessories, giving the occasion a splash of flair.

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.

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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