Autumn Newsletter 2018

Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to spend the day with Mary-ann Liethof,
Rachel Ingram and Paul Cavendish from Polio Australia. They were in
Adelaide for a preliminary visit to venues for the proposed Polio Australia
Health and Wellness Retreat. It will be based at the Stamford Grand in
Glenelg from Thursday 11 October until Sunday 14 October 2018. Please
look for the expression of interest form inside this newsletter for all the details.
The completed form should be returned to Polio Australia Office, PO Box
500, Kew East, Vic 3102. Please get in early as there are a limited number of
As you may already know Polio Australia successfully obtained a grant from
the Federal Department of Health to run Clinical Practice Workshops for
Health Professionals on treating and managing the Late Effects of Polio.
South Australia will be the focus in early to mid-May this year. In conjunction
with these workshops; Polio Australia’s Clinical Health Educator, Paul
Cavendish, will be presenting an Information Session for Polio survivors
providing self-management tips, including breaking down the latest research
on managing the Late Effects of Polio. This is pencilled in to take place on
Saturday May 12 2018 in the meeting rooms adjacent to the Tea Tree Gully
City Library, 571 Montague Road, Modbury, SA 5092. More details will follow,
including confirmation of the date.
On the 21 of February I will have the honour of presenting a Polio Australia
plaque to one of our long time Parliamentary Friends the Hon. Steve
Georganas MP. This presentation was supposed to happen at the Polio
Australia’s AGM in November, however the MPs had vacated Canberra at
that time. So as a member of the Board from South Australia, I was asked to
make the presentation on behalf of the Board. I will upload th e photos to the
Polio SA website and Facebook page.

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Brett Howard, President, Polio SA | 0403 339 814