The Parkinson’s NSW Macarthur Support Group celebrated its 23rd birthday in June.
Group Leader Larraine Rutledge said: “I have been with the Macarthur Parkinson’s Support Group since 2002 when I was a carer for my mother, and I have been Leader since about 2014.
“I have enjoyed my time with the people of Macarthur who have Parkinsons and view them as a special ‘family’ in my life. It has been a privilege getting to know people who otherwise may never have crossed my path, and to be of help to them as they journey this side of their life.”
Parkinson’s NSW Support Group Coordinator Stacey Foster was also invited to attend the birthday celebration.
“I congratulate you all on reaching this amazing milestone of service to the Parkinson’s community, and a special thanks goes to Larraine for her leadership and years of commitment to the Group,” she said.
“As with other Groups, Macarthur provides crucial peer-to-peer support at the community level. I am also impressed by Macarthur’s highly cooperative group culture. It was great to see everyone pitch in to help set up and pack down the room, share tips and information, and enjoy one another’s company.”