• Parkinson’s support group opens in Port Elliot

    2017 04 Port Elliot Community Services Parkinson's GroupWe are pleased to announce a new Parkinson’s Support Group has commenced at Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services in Port Elliot.

    The inaugural Southern Fleurieu Parkinson’s Support Group at the ‘Old School’ in Port Elliot was conducted on 3 April, with an introductory workshop by Anne Heard, Group Programs Coordinator from Parkinson’s SA.

    The group is the only one of its kind in the area, run in collaboration with Parkinson’s SA.

    Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services Occupational Therapist, Caroline Tenny, and Coordinator, Amelia Dix facilitate the group. She says, ‘There is a real need in the community for this kind of support, and we are happy to step up to the challenge.’

    ‘Groups are held on the first Monday of the month, 10am–12 noon, and are an opportunity for people in the area to come together for peer support and information.’

    ‘Group members share their experiences and stories, in a warm and welcoming environment.’

    ‘Everyone is welcome, particularly those living with Parkinson’s and their carers.’

    Groups are held at the ‘Old School’ at 50 North Terrace, Port Elliot.

    ‘With a new office in Strathalbyn, there is scope to open there in the future too, if there is enough local interest,’ Caroline explains.

    For more information about this, or the other services available through Resthaven Murray Bridge, Hills & Fleurieu Community Services, contact Amelia Dix or Caroline Tenny on 8554 1801.

    For information and support to live well with Parkinson’s, contact the Parkinson’s SA Support Line on 1800 644 189.