Spring 2018 Newsletter

From the President

I am pleased that Spring is just around the corner the cold of winter has been bone chilling for me this year.

The AGM for Polio SA was attended by over 25 members and friends who saw the Committee reappointed with one change. Mr. Nik Surikov did not nominate for another year, but Jo Gordon has nominated and will join the Committee. Thank you very much Jo. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nik for his enthusiasm in promoting Polio SA; in particular increasing awareness of post-polio syndrome with politicians.

At the AGM we were fortunate enough for Dr. Nigel Quadros to update on his and Dr. Sivam’s Sarcopenia Study. Nigel was then kind enough to draw the names of the two members who won tickets to Polio Australia’s Health and Wellness Retreat. Congratulations to both Margaret Leonello and Kim Duong, a new member. I look forward to seeing you both as well as other members at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg in October. We then retired for “afternoon tea”, after which everyone enjoyed for the screening of “Breathe”. All in all a good day for our members who attended.

There may be an opportunity for a second hydrotherapy session to be held at the pool at the Repat Hospital, Daw Park. For this to happen Polio SA needs to have a definite assurance from members that they would attend these sessions. If you wish to attend the hydrotherapy session please email or leave a voicemail on 0466 893 402 before October15th. The committee will then discuss the feasibility at the next meeting and will advise you of the outcome.

Paul Cavendish will be hosting another information session for polio survivors on the 6th October at Glenunga Hub. This is new information, so whether you attended the May information session or not you will find attending invaluable. There are only 60 places available so registration is essential, full details follow on page 2.

The 10-year anniversary “Walk With Me” event will be on Thursday 11th October at 3:00pm. The walk will begin from the front of the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg and the group will walk along with esplanade. Please come along and join in or feel free to sponsor a participant.

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Brett Howard, President, Polio SA
bihoward@bigpond.com | 0403 339 814