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Diary Dates Nov-Dec2018

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Brief Outline of DIARY DATES within the Huntingdonshire Branch-
The Huntingdonshire Branch of Parkinson’s UK has three local support groups each meet monthly and will warmly welcome people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. Click Here for Groups Information.

 Therapeutic, Social and Fun
Coming soon
A singing therapy group is being formed at the MS Centre in Maybury Road, Hartford, which we can join. Singing, guided by a qualified Music Therapist is excellent exercise for breathing and voice as well as being a fun occasion and giving a feeling of well-being. It will be at 1.00 to 2.00 pm probably on alternate Tuesdays. Start date to be confirmed.
Further information from David Rudd,(initially to former ‘singers’) as it becomes available..
I have made an arrangement with the swimming pool at Hinchinbrook School. The pool does not belong to the school, but to Patsy Coleman who is an experienced teacher and coach. She was formerly coach to the British Paralympic Team. Our attendance would have to be on Wednesday evenings, 7.45 to 8.45 when there is an adult class with space for up to four of our members. A teacher is on duty in the water at that time, and a life guard is on the side. It is a heated 25m pool. Parking is adjacent to the pool, but a 50p coin is required to open the barrier.
The cost is 14.00 per session, payable in full at the beginning of each term for the number of weeks in the term
(i.e. 168 for a 12 week term). There is currently no possibility of a subsidy from the branch. Anyone interested please contact me in the first instance. David Rudd

November-December 2018
Exercise and Therapy Current List of Therapists [Click Here]




Chair-based exercise with Gareth

Pilgrim Hall, United Reformed Church, St Neots

Tuesdays, at 11.00

Love to Move with Kim

Methodist Church, High Street, Huntingdon:

Thursdays 1.30 pm at the  ‘Love to Move’ with Kim
Thursdays November 1st, 15th, 29th, December 13th, 27th. 3.00 pm Ambulant ‘Love to Move’


Chair-based exercise with Becky

Crossways, St Ives

Fridays at 11.00

Advanced Notices
  You May Have Heard….
….that Marianne Fountain, who has been our Local Adviser for some years is retiring this year. Marianne is well known to many people in the Huntingdonshire area, and is hugely respected. So many have benefited from her extensive knowledge, her skill and her determination when dealing with agencies on our behalf.
Thank you, Marianne.
Monday 17th December  Branch Christmas Lunch at Hemingford Abbots Village HallThis is the main get-together of branch members and others from all parts of Huntingdonshire and is usually a memorable event. It will be at Hemingford Abbotts Village Hall (as last year) but by our former caterers. Order forms and details [Click Here]
Christmas Cards. Ian Mackintosh (the cartoonist Mack) has designed a Christmas card for us, which is now with the printer.
These will be in packs of 10 and we hope all our members will purchase some. Ian is well known as a cartoonist and artist, and we are grateful that after several years with Parkinson’s he has got his pencils to work again
Wednesday 6th March 2019. Branch Annual General Meeting

 Notices  If you receive two mailings of ‘The Parkinson’ and other material but only need one, a note to 215 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, SW1V 1EJ
to say “One copy of publications to this address please” will prevent waste and save postage.
  Parkinson’s Specialist Nurses team update.
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Of course we exist to support anyone affected by Parkinson’s, but if you have not joined Parkinson’s UK please do so.
It is just 4 per year, and allows you discounts on some Branch events, the excellent publications focused on Parkinson’s as well as the security of the Society’s insurance.

CHAIRMAN Malcolm Ryman 07720 080749: VICE CHAIRMAN & (Temporary) SECRETARY David Rudd 01480 474795:
TREASURER Ildiko Drexler 07413 130161: FUND-RAISING Elaine Bottom 07541 377391: COMMITTEE SECRETARY Sally Beaman 01480 462379
PARKINSON’S LOCAL ADVISER Marianne Fountain 0344 225 3777: NURSE APPOINTMENTS :0330 726 0077