2PM Sunday 5 March 2017
Clarence Senior Citizens Centre
17 Alma Street
(The Centre has accessible facilities and parking.)
Tim Hynes and Mary Erickson will be retiring from the Board this year. Please join us as we celebrate and express our appreciation for their many years that have worked for MND Tasmania to improve the lives of people and their families who live with MND in Tasmania.
Our guest speaker will be Michele Newton who is the current Secretary of the Association. Michele will share her experiences and thoughts about living with MND with her husband Scott. This was presented at the recent Health Professional Forum and was very well received.
You are warmly invited to join with MND Tasmania members and the Board for afternoon tea following the meeting.
A Legana man has authored an anthology of stories which will support a cause that is close to his heart. David Brelsford was impacted by motor neurone disease when a friend died from the disease 16 years ago. David's book Crossroads can be purchased at Petrarch's Bookshop, located at 89 Brisbane Street Launceston, for $16.95.
Northern Support Group
The Northern Support Group invites all members and supporters of MND Tasmania to its meetings. The Ravenswood facility is comfortable and suitable to use as a stopover venue for a day trip.
Meetings are held from 11 AM to 1 PM on the fourth Monday of every second month
Meeting dates 2017: March 27, May 29, July 24, September 25, November TBA
The Ravenswood Community Health Centre, 39 – 41 Lambert St., Ravenswood (excellent accessible comfortable facilities and parking)
Southern Support Group
No Southern Support Group meetings are scheduled until further notice. Please note that members from any part of the State are welcome to attend the Northern Support Group meetings in Launceston.
Would you or someone you know consider volunteering for one of the following roles?
Northern Support Group coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer who will take on this role for the rest of this year. It involves setting the dates for and attending Support Group meetings, booking the venue and liaising with the people who attend regularly to provide a welcoming environment for people who come along. Mary Erickson and other Board members will assist and support this person
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In Tasmania the Better Access to Palliative Care (BAPC) project is working towards providing the best possible palliative care for people with life- limiting illness, including through developing a Tasmanian Palliative Care Community Charter. The Charter will be an agreement between Tasmanian palliative care service providers and the people of Tasmania about the way in which palliative care is provided in the community.
To ensure that the Charter reflects the views of community members, we are conducting a survey and we would greatly appreciate your input to that. To complete the survey, please click here
The first Deloitte Access Economics Report on the Economic analysis of motor neurone disease (MND) in Australia reveals that the total cost of MND in Australia was $2.37 billion in 2015, comprising $430.9 million in economic costs and $1.94 billion in burden of disease costs. The report, commissioned by MND Australia, was launched at Parliament House, Canberra on 24 February 2016.
You can get involved and help MND Tasmania raise much needed funds & awareness by organising a Drink Tea for MND fundraiser!
All you need to do is Host a Drink Tea for MND event – anytime, anywhere. Any event (big or small), any activity, any act, can be a part of raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.
With our annual MND Awareness Week in May and MND Global Day in June now is the perfect time to start planning your Drink Tea for MND event. Give your event a theme or combine it with a staff meeting, birthday, anniversary or other commemorative occasion. You can tell people why you are hosting the event, add photos of the person in whose honour you are hosting the event and encourage people to donate their time, cooking skills, or even gifts for a silent auction or raffle.
Some theme suggestions :
- Cornflower Blue-get your guests to dress in blue or serve your tea in blue cups;
- Tea ‘n’ Treats - put on the kettle, bake your favourite treat and share it with your work colleagues;
- Takeaway-T in the Park- pack your morning tea in a bag, take your cuppa and spend some time relaxing with friends outdoors;
- Crazy Tea Party -don’t worry if your cups and saucers don’t match, mismatch them to make it crazy.
Enjoy a cuppa today in support of MND!