Parkinsons Awareness month meeting

Each of the members wore purple for Parkinsons Support Month. PICTURES: Julie Berry

South Burnett Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting on Monday, 29 April was held at the Murgon Veterans’ Drop in Centre.

April was the Parkinson’s Awareness month and the morning tea meeting was themed in the colour purple.

Carmen (coordinator) opened the meeting at 10am and welcomed 19 attendees and acknowledged several apologies.

She also introduced Bob (Board Member of the Murgon RSL sub branch), our delightful compere and judge of the people’s purple parade.

Also welcomed was Heath Sander, the new Division 5 councillor for the South Burnett Regional Council. Heath introduced himself and talked about a few issues the Council was currently addressing including the decision to abolish the employment of outside contractors and to use local companies wherever possible, in order to help reduce costs.

Chocolates were handed out to those who celebrate their birthdays in March, April and May. Col was the winner of What’s in the Box.

Morning tea, provided by the Auxilary, commenced at 10.30am and the group was provided with a wonderful selection of purple themed cakes, slices and other tasty nibblies, plus tea and coffee.

Doug, one of the group’s supporters and the Coordinator of the Murgon Cancer Group told how laughter can help your mood and also help get you through the hard times.

Bob, our entertaining host compered the purple hat and outfit parade giving each winner a funny nickname and a purple created prize. The winners were Carmen, Garry, Phenella, Stan, Ancy, Janette, Ron, John and Julie.

The next social meeting will be held at Graham House on Monday, 27th May 2024 commencing at 10am at a cost of $5 per person.

After a lot of laughter and great camaraderie, the meeting closed at 12noon. If you would like any information on the Parkinson’s Support Group please contact Carmen (coordinator) on 5486 1268.