Polio Australia are hosting their eighth annual retreat on the beautiful Glenelg Beach in South Australia. This retreat focuses on ‘Body, Mind & Spirit”, encompassing a range of self-management strategies for polio survivors and their carers.

Date: Thursday 11th October – Sunday 14th October

Location: Stamford Grand Adelaide, 2 Jetty Rd, Glenelg

Cost: $450 per person for twin share/double occupancy OR $500 per person for single room occupancy. This cost is all-inclusive.

Who can attend? Polio Australia encourage all polio survivors to attend, and their family, friends and carers. This retreat is valuable for all attendees.

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Stamford Grand Adelaide at Glenelg is one of Adelaide's premier beachside resorts. It is a 10 minute drive from the airport and a 20 minute drive from Adelaide's CBD. Located right on the beach at popular seaside suburb of Glenelg, Stamford Grand Adelaide is accessed via Jetty Road's vibrant retail 7-day trading strip.

Stamford Grand Adelaide has 8 wheelchair accessible rooms available, and all facilities used for the retreat are fully accessible.

Video courtesy of Stamford Grand Adelaide

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- Registration, room allocation and facility orientation
- Walk With Me 10 Year Anniversary Fundraising Event
- Welcome Dinner including Program Overview, Welcome and Special Guest Speaker Steve Georganas MP, Federal Member for Hindmarsh

Friday focuses on the post-polio BODY. How can you How is it different? What should you be aware of? How can you look after your body more effectively? Sessions include:

- Plenary: Current research and feedback from health professionals on LEoP

- Staying On Your Feet and Getting Back Up Again

- Gentle Moves

- Gentle Bodywork Techniques

- Hydrotherapy

- Fatigue, gait and balance

- Respiratory Function and Sleep Health

- Partnering Polio

- Carnitine - self-help for polio fatigue and muscle energy

- Understanding fatigue and muscle loss for polio survivors

- Foot Care for Polio Feet

Saturday focuses on exploring the various ways that you can keep your MIND healthy and active. Sessions include:

- Plenary: Time on our Mind

- Your Financial Future

- Chair Dancing

- Maximising My Independence

- Awareness Through Movement

- Mosaic Made Easy

- Game On

- Partnering Polio

- Card Making

- What’s the Use of Art?

- Early Polio Memories

Sunday focuses on a variety of forms of the SPIRIT. Whether you are typically a 'spiritual' person or not - this day is about learning something new and keeping an open mind. Sessions include:

- Plenary: What makes your whole body light up?

- Dreamtime, Art, and Aboriginal Spirituality

- Introduction to Buddhism

- Finding God in Christianity

Please download the Program to view full details of the retreat. You will need to complete both the program and the Registration form in order to confirm your place.

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Thank you to our sponsors for our 2018 Polio Health and Wellness Retreat:

Click here to see details of past retreats.