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A Stroke of Poetry is a collection of 30 poems, written by stroke survivor Shelagh Brennand, during her recovery. This collection chronicles the frustrations, the sadness and the amusing times that are part of the climb back from stroke.

Recovery from stroke can involve emotional, physical and creative healing. For the author, Shelagh Brennand, poetry was an outlet that allowed her to record her journey back from the edge.

The 'Foreword' for Shelagh's book was written by 2015 Stroke Champion and Stroke Physician, Dr. Rohan Grimley (attached) and although yet to be officially published, she is a finalist in the 2016 Stroke Foundation Stroke Awards.

Golden Beach Medical Centre are excited to have Shelagh's books for sale at reception. Every purchase of A Stroke of Poetry will be donated to The Stroke Foundation to assist in raising funds for their various prevention, research, support and treatment programs.

To learn more about Shelagh's book, please visit her various links below:

Website -

Recent podcast -

Facebook -

We would also like to recognise Speech Pathology Week that is running from August 7-13 as Aphasia is a huge issue for post stroke survivors. To learn more about Speech Pathology Week, be sure to visit their website to learn more about how you can help.
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National Pyjama Day was held last Friday, 22nd July and we celebrated by wearing our PJs to work as well as running a week long campaign to help support our local foster care service, IFYS.

During this week, we received 100 pairs of donated pyjamas that IFYS collected and will be distributing to kids in need. A special mention must go to Caloundra Quilters who generously donated 40 pairs of pyjamas!

Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) provides out-of-home placements for children and young people in the child protection system across the Sunshine Coast region. If you would like to learn more about foster care on the Sunshine Coast, please visit their website.
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Sunshine Coast Ks4Kids

Ks4Kids is proudly supporting Chappy Col, the Chaplain at Golden Beach State School and Talara Primary College as well as the Greg Singh Bursary Association.

The morning kicks off at 7.30am with breakfast (free for those registered), presentations by the Golden Beach State School and Talara Primary College Choirs and a welcome by Cr Tim Dwyer.

Sunshine Coast Ks4Kids is building on the successful walks in 2013, 2014 & 2015, bringing schools and communities together. This year the walk includes Golden Beach State School and Talara Primary College, and continues its association with the Greg Singh Bursary Association for students dealing with disability.

Participants can choose between a 5km or 2km walk, both starting and finishing at Fraser Park. The walkathon starts at 9am.

This year we are encouraging every child to register online to receive a Ks4kids t- shirt, a free breakfast and a juice or water. Food, coffee and other drinks will be available for sale. Adults who register will get a free breakfast and water bottle.

Registration Cost

Students: $10 (incl. a free T-shirt - while stocks last - and breakfast – MUST be ACCOMPANIED by an ADULT)

Adults: $10 (incl. a free water bottle and breakfast)


Ph: (07) 5437 4333 / 0405 097 533

When - Sunday, 21 August 2016 (Sign-in and breakfast from 7:30am – Walk starts at 9:00am)

Where - Fraser Park, Cnr of Esplanade & Beattie Street, Golden Beach, QLD, 4551

To help raise money for this special cause, follow the fundraising link
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Every day 280 Australians develop diabetes.

Golden Beach Medical Centre and Pelican Waters Family Doctors are currently running a positive awareness campaign for National Diabetes Week, ending the 16th of July.

Visit our display table at reception or read below to find out more.
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Donate your PJs to our local foster care service!

From the 11th of July to the 22nd of July we will have a donation box located at reception in which you can donate new pyjamas that will be given to IFYS foster care children on the Sunshine Coast.

Follow the link below to find out more!
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