Parkinson’s UK support group


The local group of Parkinson’s UK meet on our church premises twice a month. For further details please see below…..

Parkinson’s UK – Redbridge and Epping Branch

The group was set up to provide help, support, advice and assistance for people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their carers. Meetings are held twice a month where general discussions take place as well as addressing individual problems that members may have. There is a  keep fit class as part of the bimonthly sessions specifically tailored for the needs of PWP. We also have a singing session ‘Singing Links’ which takes place twice a month. There is a lot of evidence that singing has a positive impact on the voice for those with Parkinson’s as well as being an enjoyable activity.

The main purpose of the Group is to enable People with Parkinson’s (PWP) to remain independent for as long as possible by promoting physical & mental health. There are 2 group meetings each month, one with a guest speaker, the other more of an information and social occasion. There is a keep fit class, we also organise outings and programmes of activities. Our guest speakers range from health professional, alternative health therapists, motivational speakers and technological entrepreneurs who have developed equipment that can assist sufferers to manage their condition with less effort or pain.

We are a support Group of 100+ members – sufferers+ spouses and carers and volunteers who meet as one big family to fundraise but more importantly to provide support for each other whenever and whatever is necessary. This ranges from getting shopping, to support and comfort for the bereaved. Firm and lasting friendships have been established with emphasis on our motto “No one should face Parkinson’s alone”

     

For further information please see the links below:

Redbridge and Epping Forest Branch | Parkinson’s local support finder (parkinsons.org.uk)

Parkinson’s UK Redbridge & Epping Forest Branch | Localgiving

Newsletter April 2022