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13 March, 2021

Parkinson’s group opens their door.

A local Parkinson’s group is now looking for new members and interested participants to join their monthly meeting.

By Phil Brandel

Photo L to R, Heather Bailey, Matt Newport, Phyliss Pianta, Tim Pianta, Rosa Newport and Arthur Wright at the Tolga and District Parkinson’s Support Group

A local Parkinson’s group is now looking for new members and interested participants to join their monthly meeting.

The Tolga and District Parkinson’s Support Group meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Tola Community Centre from 10am.

Phyllis Pianta who is the coordinator of the group said people living with Parkinson’s disease or caring for someone with Parkinson’s is full of challenges, but they don’t have to feel alone. 

“The support group is an informal gathering of people who share similar experiences, situations or problems,” she said. 

“The group provides members with a chance to meet and talk with others while offering each other emotional and practical support. 

“It will also give you a chance to share your feelings and hear the experiences of others.”

Phyllis said the meetings are informal and friendly and that new members and their caregivers are always welcome.  “The support group is ideal for people living with Parkinson’s disease and most other neurological conditions,” she said.

“By knowing more about Parkinson’s disease through the experiences of others, and through professional resources, you will discover new ways of dealing with your own symptoms and challenges. 

“Support groups can help you renew your sense of hope in dealing with changes to your lifestyle and offer you the chance to make new friends.”

The Tolga and District Parkinson’s Support Group meet the first Wednesday of every month at the Tolga Community Centre, 65 Main Street, Tolga from 10am to 12.00pm 

To find out more contact Phyllis on 0418 783 841.



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