Welcome to the website operated by the
Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group.
We are fortunate to be located on the gorgeous mid north coast of NSW, in an area reputed to enjoy Australia's best climate - mild through winter and not too hot in summer, with plenty of refreshing rain to help the gardens grow.
Unfortunately, even in such a beautiful environment an increasing number of people are being afflicted with Parkinson's Disease. Our support group has been established to provide local Parkinson's sufferers and their partners, carers and families with information, advice and a place to share their experiences with others in similar situations.
Our next meeting will be on the 19th of February 2016.
The Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group has been established under the auspices of Parkinson's NSW Inc., and most of our members share membership of both groups. As the State head advocacy organization for this condition, Parkinson's NSW Inc. makes a positive contribution to the provision of treatment and professional support services for people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's NSW Inc. also provides in-service training, education for health professionals, counselling and seed funding for research.
Like any chronic illness, Parkinson's can take a toll on quality of life and in some cases can lead to unhappiness and even depression. Support from others who share and really understand your situation can do a lot to help you overcome the occasional setbacks.
We hope you will enjoy looking through our website, and that you will find here information about our local activities and resources in addition to links which provide detailed up to date information about Parkinsons and treatments. We aim to help improve your day and quality of life for you, your carer and family. Come back again as we plan to keep our contents fresh with frequent updates.
We invite anyone affected by Parkinson's Disease or other movement disorders (MS, muscular distrophy, etc) to join us at our monthly meetings and other activities.