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polio-information-session

Polio Information Session

Starts25-Feb-2019

Ends26-Feb-2019

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TownHamilton/Warrnambool

Polio Information Session

Learn About The Late Effects of Polio And More

Starts25-Feb-2019

Ends26-Feb-2019

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TownHamilton/Warrnambool

Many people think of polio as a forgotten disease, but there are thousands of people in Australia today who contracted polio in childhood (whether here or overseas). Many of them may be experiencing the Late Effects of Polio, which can include increasing muscle weakness, debilitating fatigue, intolerance to cold, chronic pain and problems with sleep and breathing.

Survivors of polio, along with their families and carers, are invited to attend a free information session. Up for discussion, the Late Effects of Polio, how to get more out of your health professional, and self-management strategies to help you stay well.

There will also be time for Q&A, and opportunities to make connections with other polio survivors in our area.

The Warrnambool event will also include a session for carers. The details for the sessions are as follows: - Session date: Monday 25th February - Time: 10.30am, with a 90-minute duration - Location: Hamilton Bowling Club, Kennedy St - To register or for more information: go to www.bit.ly/InfoSessionHamilton, or contact Steph Cantrill on 0466 719 613, or email steph@polioaustralia.org.au - Session date: Tuesday 26th February (together with Carers Victoria) - Time: 12.00 for lunch, or 12.30 start - Location: Macey's Bistro, Fairy St Warrnambool - To register or for more information: go to www.bit.ly/InfoSessionWarrnambool, or contact Steph Cantrill on 0466 719 613, or email steph@polioaustralia.org.au 

Supported by Polio Australia. See www.polioaustralia.org.au for more information.

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