Kyabram now has a Parkinson's Support Group.January 22, 2014 4:34am
A new Parkinson’s support group has been set up in Kyabram to help those struggling with the disease.
The group is aiming to provide a support network to enable people to share their experiences of Parkinson’s while learning more about the disease and the treatment and strategies that can be used to combat it.
Parkinson’s disease occurs when certain nerve cells in part of the brain become impaired.
These cells usually produce a vital chemical known as dopamine that allows smooth, co-ordinated function of the body’s muscles and movement.
When about 70 per cent of the dopamine-producing cells are damaged, the symptoms of Parkinson’s appear.
The support group wants to encourage anyone affected by the disease as well their carers and family members to join the support group and the plan is to have guest speakers attend the meetings to discuss particular aspects and provide support and advice.
Its next meeting is on January 28 when Sheree Ambrosini from Shepparton’s Movement Disorder Clinic will be guest speaker.
The group has been established with the backing of Kyabram District Health Service and Parkinson’s Victoria and is aiming to meet at the Pat Hayes Centre in Kyabram at 10.30
The next Kyabram Parkinson’s Support Group meeting will be on Tuesday, January 28 at the Pat Hayes Centre, Pettifer St, Kyabram starting at 10.30
For more information, phone Kathy on 5852
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.