THROUGH the CoronaVirus pandemic many local community support groups were forced into indefinite suspension of services with their programs facing an uncertain future.
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Now as restrictions associated with the lockdown measures of COVID-19 lift, support groups across the Port Stephens LGA have penned in their restart.
The Tomaree Parkinson Support Group’s (TPSG) first meeting will take place at 1:30pm on Thursday, 16 July at the Community Centre situated at the Tomaree Library, Salamander Bay.
Bob Crampton, the Group’s Support Leader is looking forward to reconnecting with members and the wider Tomaree community to bring more awareness and support to those affected by the disease.
“We have a special guest speaker in Charlotte Tayler from the Anna Bay Pharmacy who’ll give a talk on Parkinson’s
medication,” said Mr Crampton.
“She’ll provide important information on issues arising from medication complications that can be a major problem
for people living with Parkinson’s.
“This meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting with the election of the new committee.
“The meeting will be conducted under the COVID-19 requirements and people will be requested to self-distance, hand sanitisers will be required to be used upon entry.”
The TPSG have also recently resumed their exercise programs that saw ten members come together for seperate sessions at the end of June and start of July.
Mr Crampton said all involved enjoyed the social gathering and a chance to catch-up after months in isolation.
“It was great getting back together, many happy faces were the reward for being patient and waiting till we were given the go ahead by Parkinson’s NSW and the Port Stephens Council,” said Mr Crampton.
The meeting is an all inclusive event with the wider community encouraged to participate.
For further information contact Bob directly on 0412 155 333.
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By Mitch LEES