8. George Willcox

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After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease six years ago, George Willcox felt like he had been set back a bit.

With his limited scope of movement, he’s had to forgo many of the things he enjoyed – like singing in the Adelaide Male Voice Choir.

Fortunately, he says, living up the road from the Library has allowed him to stay in touch and engaged with the community – particularly with the North East Parkinson’s support group, which hosts meetings in the Community Learning Centre.

“As a facility [the Library] is fantastic as a resource for my reading, my working and also my Parkinson’s support group.”

He also praises the One Card Network, which means he doesn’t need to search shelves or even enter the Library until the book he wants has arrived – he can do everything online.

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