10 March 2012
ICE CREAM AFTERNOON TEA PARTY
our March meeting the weather was kind to us and we enjoyed eating
ice-cream in our back yard. Margaret Southgate gave us a talk about
Patient Advocacy, which raise a variety of interesting points for us
all to talk about. As a result Edith and Noel attended a DHB Community
Forum, and hope that this will be another way of keeping up with the
way our needs are met by DHB services.
one of our group's founding members passed away on November 28th. Edith
and I, along with George Willard attended the Memorial Service in
Cambridge. Our sympathies to her husband Ted.
husband of Laura our other founding member, passed away on December
3rd. Our sympathies to Laura.
Waikato Mini Newsletter for December
- END OF YEAR LUNCH: In December, eighteen
members and family met for a lunch meeting at "Cafe Fresca" where the
main item on the agenda was eating. My food was delicious, and I only
heard compliments from others. Several members were there who had not
been for a long time, and one new member came with his daughter.
- PPSS received a large grant from the DUNCAN
TRUST, and are able to give grants to people with polio who have needs
that are not being met by DHB and other funding services. The first
group of grants have been made, and new applications are now being
received. Is there something that you need that isn’t funded? (Not a
- Have you been to Queen Elizabeth Health for a
Post Polio check-up? Did you read about QE and the benefits in the last
newsletter? Waikato polios are eligible for DHB funding, and your GP
can make an application for you on line. The next intake of polios will
be April 30 - May 11.
of our Matamata members, Ian Wills, recently
featured in an article in the Matamata Chronical. Read his story