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New wellness centre coming for Parkinson’s sufferers in Victoria


A $500,000 gift from an anonymous donor is helping a local not-for-profit society open a Victoria community centre to help people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Jillian Carson, chairwoman of the Pacific Wellness Project, said the donation means the organization formerly known as ParkinGo Wellness Society should be able to open its new 2,400-square-foot gym and community centre at Blanshard Street and Hillside Avenue by January.

It will be housed in part of a building formerly occupied by Jordan’s Furniture and will offer a multi-disciplinary approach to Parkinson’s management based on rigorous exercise using PWR! Moves, a physical fitness regime for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.

Activities such as cycling, yoga, circuit training and Rock Steady Boxing, found to be beneficial to those with Parkinson’s, will be provided along with music, voice and dance programs.

“I was absolutely thrilled,” said Carson, a Victoria physiotherapist who founded

Read more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/new-wellness-centre-coming-for-parkinson-s-sufferers-in-victoria-1.23067408

ROAM-ing around with Victoria’s pet searcher service

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“I’m very sorry, we had to poster for a cat this morning,” said Lesli Steeves during our third call to finalize this interview. “What can I say? Cats and cars do not mix.”

In our next conversation, Steeves confirms the cat in question was found “safe and unhurt.”

Steeves is one of the nine volunteer administrators behind ROAM (Reuniting Owners and Animals Missing), an organization that works, as their acronym spells out (kind of), to reunite owners and missing pets. Based out of members’ respective homes across Victoria, this group of animal lovers works full-time hours to operate two

Read more at: http://www.martlet.ca/roam-ing-around-with-victorias-pet-searcher-service/

Victoria Police launch first Facebook alert for toddler Milena Malkic, last seen in Springvale


June 23, 2017 19:49:16

Milena Malkic

Missing toddler Milena Malkic. (Supplied: Victoria Police)

Victorian police are using a new Facebook alert system for the first time to help find a missing toddler.

The child abduction system, in partnership with the social media platform, was launched nationally on Thursday.

It aims to help ensure the safe and immediate return of missing children, with urgent information — including a photo of the child — appearing on a person’s Facebook feed if they are in the vicinity of

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-23/victoria-launches-amber-alert-missing-toddler-milena-malkic/8647858