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Orpington Support Group

Contact: Penny

Tel: 01689 869570

Contact this group

pmrgca.orpington@gmail.com

Orpington Support Group meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 10am - 12 noon in the hall at St Paul's Church, Crofton Road. Tea and coffee is available.

Support groups are a really great opportunity to meet, with other and share information.

Location St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington, Kent BR6 8JE There is disabled access to the main church and hall.

Train - Nearest station is Orpington mainline station (trains from Charing Cross, London Bridge and Victoria or from Ashford, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells).

Buses - If arriving by train at Orpington exit the station via Crofton (Taxi rank) entrance and cross the road to the bus stop facing up hill. Take a 61, 353, 654, R2 or R3 to the bus stop at Oakwood Road/St Paul's Church.

Parking - There is a church car park, if this is full there is ample street parking around the church. Please avoid block any driveway in Oakwood Road or elsewhere.

£4 entry - includes refreshments and contribution to hall hire.

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Orpington Support Group 2019 Meeting information

2019
8 January - Amanda MooToo, Rheumatology Registrar, Orpington Hospital - Questions & Answers
12 February - Ruth Jones of Nordic Walking will be talking to us about the benefits of walking using Nordic Walking Poles.
12 March - Awareness stand at Orpington Hospital
9 April - Discussion and information sharing meeting plus what would the group like to do for June fundraising week?
14 May - Steven Lawrence will be demonstrating how hand massage can help to relieve tension. Steven is a practioner Raynor Massage
11 June - An chance to talk with others about PMR and GCA and how these conditions impact on your life
9 July - AGM and general members meeting.
12 July - Orpington group committee meeting
13 August - General meeting.
10 September - Speaker meeting ... to be confirmed
8 October Corrine Byrne - PRUH Pharmacist. Corrine will be joining us at the Kent - Orpington Support Group to talk about the medicines we take. She will answer questions you may have about them.
12 November - The Extremely Early Christmas Lunch! As last year we will have our TEECL directly after the monthly meeting. Local pub to be confirmed.
DECEMBER No meeting. Happy Christmas
 
 
 
 
2020
14 January - Dr Sarah Medley will be at the Kent: Orpington Support Group to discuss steroid induced Osteoporosis. Members and guests are welcome to join us. There will be an opportunity to ask general questions on the subject. Please book in advance.
 
Support Groups and Meet Ups are open to all with polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis, their relatives and friends. 

Orpington Support Group welcomes new members

Look forward to seeing you at the Orpington Support Group this month.

The meeting is an opportunity to share information about the conditions and find out how others manage.

Members who attend regularly also attend local pilates groups, do Nordic walking, Tai Chi and more. They are always happy to share relevant information. We welcome new members so if you haven't been before please come and join us for a cup of coffee and find out more!

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