Estia Health Tea Gardens to host morning tea for World Parkinson’s Day
When: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Time: 10.30 am-12.00 pm
RSVP by Friday 7 April on (02) 4919 7000 or email TeaGardens@estiahealth.com.au
Estia Health Tea Gardens are hosting a morning tea to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease on World Parkinson’s Day. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a variety of homemade cakes, scones and warm beverages, as well as participate in the Easter raffle.
Proceeds from the day will be donated to the local Tea Gardens Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, an affiliate of Parkinson’s NSW.
A community cause close to home
Over the past three years, Estia Health Tea Gardens have opened their meeting room doors free of charge for Tea Gardens Parkinson’s Disease Support Group.
An affiliate of Parkinson’s NSW, the group are made up of carers, family, and those going through Parkinson’s themselves.
“We are so grateful. They make us feel at home,” shared Coordinator of the group, Garry Boyd. With the group having previously held meetings at their own homes and needing to organise the catering themselves, it became quite a big event to coordinate for the group. “And a tight fit too!” joked Garry, “As we often have about 15 of our members attend!”
With meetings on the first Monday of every second month, the Estia Health home has been thrilled to support the group with a private and comfortable space in which they can share their stories, resources and helpful advice.
“To be able to provide space for a cause we greatly care about, as well as help our local community, we can’t imagine anything better!” shared Executive Director at Tea Gardens, Jenny Armstrong.
Parkinson’s disease is a movement and mood disorder typically presenting with symptoms such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, instability, tremor, depression and anxiety. An estimated 80,000 Australians are living with the disease which has no known cure.
For more information about the disease and how you can donate or support World Parkinson’s Day, go to http://www.parkinsonsnsw.org.au/