Those living with Parkinson’s in Tumby Bay and the wider EP are working to restart a support group and attract dedicated Parkinson’s nurse to the region.
Until 2019, Tumby Bay had an established and active Parkinson’s support group helping people all over the Eyre Peninsula even as far as Cleve and Wudinna.
However, Parkinson’s SA lost its funding last year which impacted the Tumby Bay group who lost its connection with a Parkinson’s nurse and ability to operate as an insured entity.
With the disease on the rise, more than 30 people within the Tumby Bay community are suffering from Parkinson’s.
Well-known local advocate Tash Clark the region needs a dedicated nurse to help those living with the condition.
Carers and patients have been still unofficially meeting but are keen to restart the group.
Ms. Clark said representations made to politicians including SA Health and Wellbeing Minister Stephen Wade and Peter Treloar MP, have been well received.
If you or someone you care about wants to get connected, contact Tash on 0438 269 502.
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