Ballarat SCI Regional Network - October 2016

11 November, 2016

For their October meeting, the Ballarat SCI Regional Network enjoyed a social catch-up and lunch at the Ballarat Yacht Club Cafe.

The group previously used the Yacht Club as a venue for their October meeting last year and as before, the staff were very attentive and helpful. The weather also turned on a perfect spring day!

After lunch, the group spent the afternoon discussing their travel experiences, as well as listening to fellow network member, Sue Valdes, speak about her recent trip to Mauritius with a friend, also living with an SCI.

Sue discussed the highlights, challenges and logistics of her holiday and gave the group a few helpful tips that she picked up along the way.

Sue’s Travel Tips:

  • Obtain a doctor’s certificate before travelling.
  • Buy travel insurance.
  • Make sure you keep your medication in your hand luggage in case your checked baggage is lost or delayed.
  • Take 2 watches, or, one watch and a mobile phone. Leave one on Melbourne time so you take your medications at the usual time and the other one at the local time of where you are.
  • Sue and her travel partner shared the services of one carer which did not work out as well as intended. Sue mentioned that next time she would arrange for her own carer in order to address this.

Details of our next event

Thursday, 24 Nov 2016

12:00 PM

Champagne Room at the The Lakeview Hotel

22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree 3353


The group will be meeting with Dr. Andrew Sinclair, following up from the August/September pain management workshop.

For more information, or to join the Ballarat SCI Regional Network, please contact Spire or Barbara on [email protected] or 0402865528.

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