Geelong Polio Support Group News June 2018

In this issue:

  • What A Load of Garbage – disposing of our waste
  • History of the Geelong Private Hospital
  • Geelong Polio Support Group meetings agenda for 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Post-Polio Support Group – Fatigue Special Edition

Fatigue is one of the most frustrating and least understood outcomes of late effects of polio, by us and family members who don’t get why we can no longer manage walking round a supermarket; deal with large and noisy crowds; think rationally or remember what was said yesterday. So have sorted through our library on the subject to cover causes, manifestations, and solutions. Articles and short pieces include

  • Fatigue – what is it, how did I get it? and how to manage it
  • Cognitive fatigue in Polio Survivors
  • Chocolate may prevent memory decline!
  • Brain fatigue, white spots and fear of Alzheimers

+ much more!

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Mornington Peninsula Post-Polio Support Group News May 2018

In this issue:

  • Budget to focus on funding more at-home aged care
  • Submissions to the Australian Electoral Commission for the new seat of Macnamara
  • Medicinal cannabis prescription process

+ much more

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Geelong Polio Support Group News – May 2018

In this issue:

  • Renaming a Federal electorate after Dame Annie Jean Macnamara, DBE.
  • Assisted Technology Suppliers Australasia Independent Living Expo

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PPViews April 2018

In this issue:

  • Post Polio featured on Abc news
  • PPV’s 2017 AGM
  • PPV’s 2018 Committee
  • Good News! re funding + new worker for polio in Victoria
  • Representing PPV at Polio Australia
  • University of New South Wales report on polio like virus
  • Continuity of Service guarantee for older disability recipients after April 1st 2018,
    and polio survivors aged 65 and over
  • Natasha Layton about aids and equipment
  • Polio Services Victoria update
  • Arts section – about polio people and the arts.

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Bayside Polio Group February 2018

In this issue:

  • New Year greetings.
  • Pictures from end of year celebration
  • Upcoming February meeting will be a social one where we have time to catch up with each other and put some plans in place for the coming year.

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PPViews 18 September 2017

In this issue:

  • Breast Cancer Network DVD
  • PPVs Collaborations
  • Wayne and Ravy Getting Busy in Cambodia

+ much more

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Bayside Polio September 2017

In this issue:

  • My Aged Care and you!

+ much more

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PPViews April 2017

In this issue:

  • Review of “The Broken Boy” By Patrick Cockburn

  • Update on our meetings with Polio Services

  • Standing together against transport cuts

+ much more

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PPViews October 2016

In this issue:

  • PPV attend en masse at the Australasian Pacific Post Polio Conference

  • Polio services – meeting with St Vincent’s hospital

+ more

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PPViews April 2016

In this issue:

  • Quality patient care: the polio survivor’s perspective

  • Visit to Shepparton

+ much more

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PPV Annual Report

2015 has been a great year.

  • Looking back at our achievements
  • Renewing and reaffirming our goals
  • Welcoming the new committee

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PPViews. October 2015

In this issue:

  • ‘The Golden Age’ – review of a novel by Joan London, set in a Western Australian polio rehabilitation home for children in the 1950’s.
  • NDIS press release by Daniel Andrews
  • Report on PPV’s education campaign on respiratory issues
  • Advocating in the dining room at Parliament house
  • PPV’s letter in ‘The Age’.

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PPViews. June 2015

In this issue:

  • Advocating for equal funding for all people with a life-long disability
  • A response to our concerns from Minister Foley
  • Report on Polio Australia’s retreat in Torquay, May 2015
  • Polio: Life Stage Matters Conference notice
  • PWD (People with a disability) media release re the 2015 budget

+ much more

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PPViews #11 January 2014

In this issue:

  • Accessibility and inclusion in Victoria’s national parks
  • Bushfire planning leaves behind people with disabilities

+ much more

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PPViews #10 October 2013

  • “Walk With Me” Fundraiser report
  • Vale Beth Brodribb
  • Super Stops – Melbourne Wheelchair Accessible Tram Stops
  • PPV’s Advocacy Survey

+ much more

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PPViews #9 June 2013

  • Pilot Program on Fatigue and Strategies
  • Taxi Industry Reform Should Improve Services for People with Disability
  • “We’re Still Here” Campaign in Canberra
  • Disability Care goes Live
  • Polio Australia’s Canberra Campaign

+ much more

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PPViews #8 March 2013

In this issue:

  • Hospital Protocols for Managing Patients with Post Polio
  • Congratulations on the NDIS Bill Endorsed through the Australian Parliament
  • Advocacy Working Group Report
  • Touched by Polio Art Exhibition and Auction

+ much more

 

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PPViews #7 December 2012

In this issue:

  • London Paralympics: two perspectives
  • PPV Members join Polio Australia for the “We’re Still Here” Campaign in Canberra
  • Tips for booking a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) on Christmas Day
  • President’s Report to the PPV Annual General Meeting

+ much more

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Bayside Polio Group August 2012

In this issue:

  • Guest Milly Parker
  • Mesopotamia Exhibition

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PPViews #6 August 2012

In this issue:

  • Polio Australia Mass Canberra Gathering
  • Victorian Taxi Industry Inquiry
  • The NDIS and polio – how will we fare?
  • Did you know…?
    Essential Medical Equipment Payment
  • Vale Joan Gillespie (1937 -2012)

+ much more

 

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PPViews #5 April 2012

In this issue:

  • Polio Australia Mass Canberra Gathering
  • PPV Represents Victoria at Post Polio Parliamentary Roundtable Discussion
  • Post polio syndrome not recognised by doctors

+ much more

 

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PPViews #4 December 2011

In this issue:

  • Introducing New PPV Committee members
  • Polio Australia’s 2011 AGM/Planning Meeting
  • Polio in Parliament
  • Ramesh Ferris Polio Foundation

+ much more

 

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PPViews #3 October 2011

In this issue:

  • European Conference on Post Polio Syndrome report back
  • The global Polio situation

+ much more

 

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PPViews #2 July 2011

In this issue:

  • European Conference on Post Polio Syndrome
  • Thanks to Blackburn Lions Club
  • Rotary’s commitment to Post Polio

+ much more

 

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Knox-Yarra Ranges Polio Support Group June 2011

In this issue:

  • Wellness Retreat at Mount Eliza Report
  • Mornington Peninsula Visit Report

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Bayside Polio Group June 2011

In this issue:

  • Who is Peter Johnson?
  • Upcoming Events

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Bayside Polio Group May 2011

In this issue:

  • National Disability & Carer Conference Report
  • Mt Eliza Polio Wellness Retreat Report

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PPViews #1 May 2011

In this issue:

  • Polio Australia retreat at Mt Eliza
  • NDIS Productivity Commission submission
  • Legal help for community groups

+ much more

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