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									                                             NEWSLETTER/NUUSBRIEF
                                             OCTOBER 2010/ OKTOBER 2010
HELDERBERG
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
BEROERTE ONDERSTEUNINGSGROEP




                ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 28 OCTOBER 2010
 The AGM will take place at ALL SAINTS CHURCH HALL , OAK STREET, SOMERSET WEST on
 Thursday 28th October 2010 BETWEEN 10:00 AND 11:30.
 At this meeting we sum up the past year and vote for the new committee. All paid up
 members are requested to please make every effort to attend this important meeting to
 cast your vote as we need a quorum. If you would like to stand or nominate someone as a
 committee member please contact Loma by the 14th October. Voting will also take place
 for The Annual Awards Ceremony. Come and vote for anyone you feel deserves an award
 for encouragement and achievement.

SUCCESS WITH STROKE WEEK 14 TO 17
SEPTEMBER
Our campaign for Stroke Week went off very
well. On Tuesday 14 we were at the Pick’n Pay         On Friday 17 September on the Medical
Riverside Centre. Our table displaying posters        Forum Programme over Radio Helderberg
and pamphlets relating to stroke attracted a          Shirley van Os and Keith Philland gave a general
lot of attention from passers-by and shoppers,        talk on stroke and the HSSG.
who also took advantage of the free blood             Somerset West/Vonkehouse (23 September)
pressure testing being offered. Sister Jackie         Although this meeting did not fall within
van Staden was kept extremely busy for the            Stroke Week it still formed part of our Stroke
three hours we were there.                            Awareness Campaign. Our guest speaker, Dr
Keith Philland, one of our members from the           Johan Roos gave an excellent presentation and
Macassar branch was featured in an                    very informative talk on stroke and the
outstanding article in The Helderberg Pos of          treatment of stroke as a medical emergency.
14 September.                                                     __________________
GROUP INFORMATION
Strand: Meetings are on Mondays from 9:30 to          Zandvliet Care Centre, Musica Road, Macassar.
11:00 at Sen-cit Resthaven, Strand.                   This group meets every Thursday(except for
Speech Group: Every Monday at Sen-Cit                 the last Thursday in the month) from 10:30 to
Resthaven from 11:00-12:00. All welcome.              12:20.
Macassar: Meetings are at the VGK Church,             Lwandle: Meets every Monday from 11:00 to
Soekmekaar Street from 10:30-11:30 on                 12:00 at the Ncedu Lwethu Centre.
Tuesday mornings.                                      The Exercise Class takes place on Mondays at
                                                      Neurocare(Medsac) from 15:30 to 16:20.




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                                Tel: 021 854 8118  Cell: 079 612 8903
                                 PO Box 3973    Somerset West 7129
                                     NPO reg. 016-622
                                              NEWSLETTER/NUUSBRIEF
                                              OCTOBER 2010/ OKTOBER 2010
HELDERBERG
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP
BEROERTE ONDERSTEUNINGSGROEP
Enjoy a cup of herbal indulgence!-                             Unlike black and green teas, Rooibos is
Rooibos Tea.                                                   naturally caffeine free and contains low
                                                               amounts of tannin.
Rooibos is not actually a true tea, but a herb.
                                                               Since Rooibos doesn’t contain any
The brew made from the dried leaves is
                                                               detrimental compounds its regarded as
therefore a herbal infusion, although it is
                                                               a health beverage.
widely known as Rooibos, or bush, tea.
        It grows mainly in the Cedarberg
                                                               Many people report that Rooibos
        region of the Western Cape, which has
                                                               relieves allergies, skin irritations like
        the perfect microclimate and soil
                                                               eczema, sleep disorders, digestive
        conditions for Rooibos cultivation.
                                                               problems and nervous complaints,
        A convincing body of evidence
                                                               although these claims aren’t yet
        confirming the health properties of
                                                               supported by scientific research.
        Rooibos is being built up and hundreds
        of articles describing Rooibos’s
                                                       (with acknowledgement to Melvi Viljoen-Food
        properties and health benefits have
                                                       Scientist, and Vital Health Magazine)\
        been published in South African and
        International scientific literature
                                                       _____________________________________


ESKOM MITCHELLS PLAIN WHEELCHAIR                       users. There are various race catergories ( e.g.
RACE 2010:                                             push with helper, relays for able bodied
This race sponsored by Western Cape                    persons).
Rehabilitation Centre and the QuadPara                  Other activities comprise stalls for vendors &
Association Western Cape, takes place on               crafters as well as entertainment, prizes for
Saturday 6 November 2010 at the WCRC.                  races, spot prizes and lucky draws. Come join in
Entries are welcome from special and                   the fun and support persons with disabilities!
mainstream schools, corporates and wheelchair          For more info please contact Loma .

DATES TO DIARISE:
Thursday 21 October 2010- Committee meeting at NEUROCARE (MEDSAC) at 13:00
Thursday 28 October 2010- AGM at All Saints Church Hall ,Somerset West from 10:00 to 11:30
Thursday 25 November- Year end Function at Strand Town Hall from 10:00 to 12:30

  Thought for the day: “When the heart is willing, it will find a thousand ways, but where it is
                           unwilling it will find a thousand excuses!

 NB Please let us know if anyone currently receiving the newsletter per post would prefer us to
             use an e-mail address. Contact Loma with the details at the office.

                                            COMMITTEE
Marian Engelbrecht(Chair)                    Jess Theron (Vice-chair)
Judy Cawood (Treasurer)                      Gloria van der Westhuizen
Cath Wyeth                                   Julianna van Wyk
Mitta Hendricks                              Bill Ewen
Patricia Jansen                              Keith Philland
Thys Harmse
                                 Tel: 021 854 8118  Cell: 079 612 8903
                                  PO Box 3973    Somerset West 7129
                                      NPO reg. 016-622

								
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