New Group for Carers in Glenmore Park

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Carers in the local community have something to look forward to, with a new support group starting recently in the area. Glenmore Park Carers has been formed by resident Vivienne Ross and meets weekly at the Coffee Club at Glenmore Park Town Centre.

“I am a carer for my husband. During a recent chat with an old friend who is also a carer, we discussed that there didn’t seem to be many avenues for carers to get together in a social setting, just to show support for each other and to talk about things occurring in our daily lives. After that meeting, another friend said to me ‘Don’t forget about the carer’. That struck a chord with me and I decided that I could do something about it myself” explained Vivienne to the Glenmore Gazette.

The group meet at the Coffee Club in Glenmore Park every Wednesday at 2:30pm. Look for the lady with the red balloon! The location was chosen as it is close to the pharmacy and adjoining shops and has easy access with the new carpark. Initially, they will be meeting for coffee and a chat, but Vivienne hopes that members will forge friendships that will lead to other activities like going to the movies, meeting up to walk the dog, swapping books and everyday events that can be shared.

With the group’s first meeting only last month, they had four people join them and hope to expand on this in the future.

“We welcome anyone who cares for a loved one or friend to join the group” ended Vivienne.

If you would like more information about Glenmore Park Carers, you can contact them on 0404 836921. You can also find them on Facebook.

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