Maidstone Support Group

Contact: Margaret

Tel: 0300 999 5090

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Maidstone Support Group meetings are normally on the fourth Monday of each month at The Early Bird pub.  When the Monday is a bank holiday, the meetings will be held on the fourth Tuesday.  See below for upcoming meetings in Maidstone and surrounding area.

The Early Bird, Minor Centre, ME14 5TQ

11am - 1pm

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Maidstone Meet Up - November 2017 Report

Maidstone Group met in November at the Early Bird, Grove Green, for their final meeting of the year.

Our Chair, Penny, had given us three questions to toss around at the meeting and one question in particular sparked a Eureka moment in the group.  "Have any movements or exercises helped you to cope? What advice or tips can you share?"  

One member mentioned a pain deep in her buttock. Out of eight members present four admitted that they too suffered from the same thing but had thought it was "just them." 

The member who had brought up the subject had carried out some research and came to the conclusion that the Piriformis Muscle is the culprit.  She has found an exercise which helps on the website which shows a video detailing how to stretch the muscle. (knee to shoulder).

Maidstone Meet Up - October 2017 Report

Maidstone Group 's October meeting at the Hilton Hotel was attended by nine people, with one lady who was a "newbie" to the group.

One member handed over a number of "message in a bottle" bottles, which were distributed to those present, all agreeing that it was an excellent idea.

Topics at the meeting varied from everyone saying how much they had learnt from my pharmacist's talk at the last meeting to Super Foods, Calcium tablets and Alendronic Acid and how the latter can affect one's dental care, and whether we should indulge in a light luncheon on the day of our November meeting which will be the last of this year. 

In the Super Foods category, Margaret told everyone that 4 prunes a day, besides having the more widely known laxative property, can slow the thinning of bones and can help restore bone density by absorbing more vitamin D and calcium. Prunes are also a valuable source of iron. I also told everyone that it is best not to drink tea after a meal since the tea will bind to the iron in the food and prevent its absorption by the body. 

Next month we are hoping to return to The Early Bird which is being refurbished this month.

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