Chinatown Bilingual Parkinson Support Group held its first meeting for the year on 7 February. This was also a celebration of Lunar New Year.
The meeting venue was the Australian Chinese Community Association Hall and more than 40 participants including carers and volunteers attended.
Founding president, Julia Fry and former President Robert Yeoh also attended. A lot of old friends also attended the party accompanied with their carers
Group Coordinator Rosanna Ng wished everyone good luck and good health in the coming New Year. This was followed by a 45-minute group exercise session.
Rosanna encouraged everyone to exercise diligently to maintain physical and mental health. She then invited the guest of the day, Joanne Lau, to lead everyone in singing and movement with music.
Joanne’s wonderful singing encouraged all present to joyfully join in the New Year’s celebration. Former president Robert also performed on his harmonica to celebrate.
After the music there was home-made New Year’s lunch – delicious pastries cooked by support group participants. There were many thanks to the cooks and volunteers for their hard work which made the event such a success.