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NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health, Leslie Williams joined with Parkinson's NSW Board Chairman David Veness and CEO Jo-Anne Reeves to announce a landmark agreement to co-fund a...
On Tuesday 27 February several members of PMPSG will be attending the second in a series of workshops presented by University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health. The workshops gather together a...
Port Macquarie Boxing Club, which is located at Challenge Fitness, in the Home Zone complex on Hastings River Drive, is trialling a program of boxing-style exercises designed specifically for people...
Our Dancing With Parkinson’s sub-group will be celebrating its 4th anniversary on 14 March 2018. Congratulations to all involved, especially Sheila and Russell and the band of volunteer helpers...
Our Dancing With Parkinsons sub-group has just celebrated its 3rd anniversary. Congratulations to all involved, especially Sheila and Russell.
See the About Us pages for a photo of your new Executive, with names so you will know who looks after what. Link to About Us here
Observant visitors to this site may have noticed our new banner image. This has been developed to be consistent with the updated logo in use by Parkinson's NSW. Purple has been adopted by PNSW as...
Instead of a regular monthly meeting in December, we will be holding a Christmas Cruise event on Friday 16th December. Tickets have been sold and there are currently no spaces available (except in...
At the Annual General Meeting, held in October 2016, in accordance with our standard practices all Executive positions were declared vacant and an alection was held. As a result, the following...
Our first meeting for 2016 will be held from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon on Friday 19th February in our usual meeting place (see address details on our Home page). No guest speaker this month....
Our Group Christmas Party was held on 8th December 2015 at Little Fish Cafe, commencing at 12 noon. Tickets only cost $15 per person, thanks to a subsidy by the Roger Dulhunty Memorial Day held...
Our Group Christmas Party will be held on 8th December 2015 at Little Fish Cafe, commencing at 12 noon. Tickets are available from Sue Faulkner (6593 6469 or email at sue@suefaulkner.com ). The first...
At our recent Support Group AGM we conducted elections for the Group Executive. Several positions were re-elected unopposed and a few additional executive positions were filled. Congratulations to...
  The 8 th annual Parkinsons NSW Unity Walk & Run will be held on Sunday 30th August at Cathy Freeman Park, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. Information and registration online at www...
Our next general meeting will be held at our usual venue, Rotary Hall, on Friday 15th July commencing at 10.00 am. Special guest speaker will be Dr Nader Awad, a Port Macquarie based Urology...
Dr Paul Silberstein, Neurologist and Deep Brain Stimulation specialist will be presenting a forum in Port Macquarie. All members of Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group are invited to attend...
Our next General Meeting will be held on Friday 15th May 2015 at our usual venue (see Home Page for details) from 10.00 am till 12 noon. Guest speaker this month will be our own Group President,...
Our next General Meeting will be held on Friday 15th July at our usual venue (see Home Page for details). Guest speaker for this meeting will be Dr Nader Awad, a Port Macquarie based Urology...
Our new Vice-President, Mike, will be chairing our March meeting on Friday 20th at our usual venue. Why Mike? Well, why not? Mike is a very capable guy and it's time we put him to work. Guest...
On Thursday 26h Feb Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinic held an Open Day promoting their PD Warrior program. The day was a great success, well attended by existing and new members of our Support...
The Port Macquarie Tango For Parkinson's group is holding a First Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday 4th March. The event will be at our usual meeting venue and will commence at 9.30 am. All...
We have an interesting guest speaker scheduled for our February meeting. The General Manager of Hastings - MacLeay Community Transport will be telling us all about the community transport services...
Yes, we will be holding a meeting in January - on Friday 16th January to be precise. Kick-off will be at 10.00am at our usual venue, Rotary House, Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive Port...
Our final General Meeting for 2014 will be held on Friday 19th December 2014, beginning at 10.00 am at our usual venue - Rotary Hall at Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie....
YES, we will hold our regular monthly Group meetings on the third fridays of December and January. This year we experimented with a January meeting and it was well attended, so we will do it again....
Our Group Christmas Party will be held at The Westport Club in Port Macquarie starting at 12.00 noon on Wednesday 26th November. A few subsidised tickets are still available at $15.00 each (contact...
Our next General Meeting will be held on Friday 21st November 2014, beginning at 10.00 am at our usual venue - Rotary Hall at Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie. Members, carers...
The Tango Dance Group run by Shiela and Russell from UnforgettableDancing.org has proved a great success with our members. Every Wednesday morning from 9.30 am till 11.00 am the group Tangos up a...
The October 17th meeting of the Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group will be our Annual General Meeting. At this meeting we will hold the election for our Executive Committee for the next 12...
Thanks to the generosity and community spirit of The Westport Club we are in the process of refreshing our resource library with books, e-readers and exercise equipment for borrowing by members....
September's meeting will be held on Friday 19th September 2014 at our usual venue (see box on Home page), starting somewhere near the scheduled time of 10.00 am. Our guest speaker for September...
Our former Secretary (and current assistant-Secretary) Alison Snowden is establishing a sub-group for Carers. Her intention is that this sub-group will meet informally (over tea/coffee and cakes (...
Our regular monthly meeting will be held on Friday 15th August (the third Friday of the month) at our usual venue - Rotary Hall, 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie. The meeting will run from 10....
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday 18th July from 10.00 am until noon at the usual venue, Rotary Hall, Hamilton Green, 186 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie. All members and supporters...
As usual, our monthly meeting will be held on the 3rd Friday of the month - Friday 20th June - at our usual venue, Rotary Hall 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie (for those coming for the first...
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive and incurable degenerativedisease where patients, on average, have 13 years from diagnosis todeath. The cause of damage is not understood, there is no cure...
Parkinsons NSW would like to introduce you to our new support group coordinator Antoinette Riley. Antoinette comes form a nursing background with lengthy experience and practice in aged care. ...
A SIX-week Argentine tango course, designed for people with Parkinson's disease, is a hit. The Tango dancing group sponsored by Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group has made the media...
Our General Meeting for May 2014 will be held at our usual venue, Rotary Hall 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie on Friday morning 16th May. Unfortunately Donna Burns from Medicare Local is...
My name is Donna McKinnon and I am a volunteer for Parkinson’s SA, an organisation which supports people and families living with Parkinson’s disease. Recently we met a man, John...
Reprinted from The Huffington Post (online publication) I was 27 years old, at the start of my medical career and expecting my first child, when the neurologist confirmed what the first clinician had...
AUSTRALIAN scientists have invented a device that warns people with Parkinson's disease when they are in danger of a bone-breaking fall. Although backed by serious science, it's a simple...
Margaret Peters is a Committee Member for the Port Macquarie Parkinsons Support Group. What some members may not realise is the huge effort that Margaret puts in at every meeting, preparing the...
Our February General Meeting will be held at our usual venue, Rotary Hall 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie on Friday morning 21st February. February's meeting will introduce a new concept...
If you are taking Parkinson's medication and you drink green tea, you may wish to have a look at the attached article. Apparently valid research suggests that consumption of green tea may reduce...
A monthly general meeting will be held at our usual venue, Rotary Hall 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie on Friday morning 17th January. Special guest speakers for this meeting will be Ms Donna...
A landmark legal case will probe the link between Parkinson's disease and insecticide sprays used on long-haul flights. LONG-haul flight attendants who have been forced to spray insecticide...
Our Christmas Party will be held at the usual meeting venue, Rotary Hall, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie from 10.00am on Tuesday 10th December. All members and guests welcome. Hope to see...
At short notice President Gregg was invited to an interview on air with ABC Regional morning show host Michael Spooner. The interview was broadcast live and went well. In particular, Michael focused...
Because the third Friday in December is very close to the dreaded Christmas, we will abandon the meeting. Instead we will have a Christmas Party at the usual meeting venue, Rotary Hall, 196 Hastings...
Our regular monthly meeting will be held on Friday 15th November, at our usual venue of Rotary Hall, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and will feature a...
Stuart Snowden has stepped down from leadership of the Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group. At the October 2013 AGM, Gregg Faulkner was elected President of the Group for 2014. Read Gregg...
At the AGM on 18 October a new Executive was elected for 2014. A photo and details of the roles is available on the Executive page.
Our monthly general meeting will be held on the third Friday of the month (20th September) at our usual venue, Rotary Hall, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The featured speaker this month...
Our regular monthly group meeting will be held on Friday 16th August at the usual venue - Rotary Hall in Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive Port Macquarie. Gregg will be providing a progress...
A Health, Medical and Disability Expo will be held on Saturday 17th August at Port Macquarie Panthers Club. The Port Macquarie Parkinson's Support Group will be exhibiting at the Expo, with our...
As usual, our July meeting will be held at Rotary Hall, Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie on Friday 19th July. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and finish at 12 noon. All...
Our next meeting will be held on Friday 21st June (shortest day of the year!) at our usual venue, Rotary Hall, Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The meeting will...
Our next meeting will be held on Friday 17th May at our usual venue, Rotary Hall, Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and finish at 12...
Photos from the Big Brother to Town Green Jaunt are here for viewing. The jaunt was a great success, raising - at latest report - over $8,000 to help support a specialist Parkinson's nurse for...
Help us to raise funds toward equipping a Specialist Parkinson's Nurse in the Port Macquarie area. A group of women who want to help people living with Parkinson's Disease have challenged...
Our next meeting will be held on Friday 19th April at our usual venue, Rotary Hall, Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The meeting will commence at 10.00am and finish at 12...
Our Publicity Officer provides suggestions and advice for people travelling with Parkinson's Disease. (Click the highlighted link to see the full article) Gregg has recently returned from a 6-...
Our next meeting will be held on Friday 15th March 2013 at our new (becoming regular) venue, Rotary Hall, Hamilton Green, 196 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie. The meeting will commence at 10....
There was no official speaker at this meeting but we had the company of Jill Gorrie to give us further details of her planned walk, proposed for April this year. (See below) Gregg Faulkner also...
As is our usual practice, our December monthly meeting was replaced with a Christmas Party held on Sunday 9th December from 12.00 midday. The venue for our Christmas Party was the Scout Hall in...
Our last monthly meeting was held on Friday 16th November 2012 at our new meeting venue: Hamilton House198 Hastings River DrivePort Macquarie Please note the new meeting time, from 10:00 am to 12:00...
Our October meeting was also our Annual General Meeting. All Committee positions were vacated and opened for nomination and election. President Stuart Snowden was re-elected unopposed Vice-president...
Our September 2012 meeting, with guest speaker Prof. Simon Lewis, was a stunning success attended by about 150 persons. We thank The Westport Club of Port Macquarie for supporting us so strongly with...
Westport Club has promoted Dr Simon Lewis forthcoming visit to our September 21st meeting, in its Relax club magazine. You can click here to view a copy of the magazine page featuring the Simon Lewis...
Member Peter Kark successfully completed the City To Surf event in Sydney, raising funds and awareness for people with Parkinson's. Read Peter's story in the attached PDF document (1.4 MB)....
Our August monthly meeting was held from 2.00pm till 4.00pm on Friday 17th August at our usual venue, the Education Room, Community Health Centre, Morton St., Port Macquarie. People living with...
Our July meeting was held from 2.00pm till 4.00pm on Friday 20th July at our usual venue, the Education Room, Community Health Centre, Morton St., Port Macquarie. We are very grateful to our (new-ish...
General Manager of Port Macquarie Base Hospital, Jeff Pattinson, provided a fascination talk about the new construction at the hospital and the facilities that will be provided. Visitor parking will...
Featured speaker was Lyn Smith, who spoke on the subject of Techniques for Carers. Lyn has 37 years nursing including 19 years as a Parkinson’s carer. She has experienced all the physical and...
Port Macquarie Focus Magazine has published an article about our support group in the form of an interview with our Publicity Officer, Gregg Faulkner Read the full article here.
See photos from our great event and read the article published in The Port Macquarie Independent newspaper of 19 April 2012. The newspaper article is accessed from the icon link at the bottom of the...
Simon Turnbull from Enriched Health. Enriched Health is a firm with branches in Port Macquarie and Laurieton. They offer many programmes to ensure rehabilitation and ongoing wellness. The meeting...
Evelyn Collins, Parkinson’s Disease Co-ordinator Nurse Specialist, from the Neurology Clinic of John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, will be the guest speaker. She will give a presentation on...
Open Forum with a Chairperson. Instead of a guest speaker this month, we will conduct a chaired open forum where attendees are invited to raise topics of interest for general discussion. In...
Our December meeting was replaced by a Christmas Party hosted by our Secretary and President at their home. Full details are available in the Activities and Events page of this website.
Our last meeting was held on Friday 18th November from 2.00 till 4.00pm at our usual meeting location, Education Room, Community Health Centre, Morton St., Port Macquarie(It's the small building...
Our Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 21st october 2011. See our About page for details of elected office bearers for 2011-12.
Congratulations to our newly elected President Stuart Snowden, and many thanks to retiring president Alan Stephenson. Our group is fortunate to enjoy very capable and enthusiastic leadership.
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