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Diary Dates Nov2017

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DIARY DATES Oct2017

HUNTINGDONSHIRE BRANCH     DIARY DATES


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.

November 2017  
Monday 20th November 2.00 pm at Old Market Court, Tebbutts Road, St Neots PE19 1RQ
Amanda Edey, Parkinson’s Specialist Nurse Attending.
Thursday 30th November 12.00 for 12.30 at Hemingford Abbots Village Hall, PE28 9AH BRANCH CHRISTMAS LUNCH (arrangements by Julia Lain and Marianne Fountain).

 Therapeutic, Social and Fun
Don’t forget the final booking date – 18th November – when the caterer needs numbers.
If you receive these by email and did not get the Lunch forms, please ask David Rudd for a copy.
November 2017
Exercise and Therapy Current List of Therapists [Click Here]

Remember that as much exercise as you are comfortable with is an essential for Parkinson’s. Because of its importance the Branch provides three kinds, each to target an area of need in Parkinson’s.

Tuesdays 11.00am. Chair-based exercise with Gareth at Pilgrim Hall, United Reformed Church, St Neots

Thursdays 2nd, and 16th,at StageWorks, Buckden Towers, PE19 5TA 1.30 to 2.30p.m. ‘Love to Move’ exercise, 3.00 to 4.00p.m. Parkinson’s Dance. N.B. this is a provisional arrangement to assess demand.

Thursdays 9th and 23rd at 2.00 p.m. Parkinson’s Sing with Alison at MS Centre, Mayfield Road, Hartford, Huntingdon

Fridays 11.00 am Chair-based exercise with Becky at Crossways, Ramsey Road, St Ives. (Please note that this is FULL and new members can only be accepted if they have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s)

Reflexology is available from Vanessa by appointment. Phone 01480 435718

Changing Lives programme. Do you live in Somersham, Colne, Bluntisham, Earith, Pidley, Old Hurst, Woodhurst or Broughton? If so this is for you. Funded by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovation Fund, there will be 12-week blocks of events hosted in Somersham, including workshops with local artist Syrah Arnold. Activities are targeted towards those living with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s. For more information visit https://changinglivessomersham.wordpress.com/ or phone Lucy Bird on 01487 841359.



Advanced Notice
Christmas Lunch
Christmas Lunch  **Don’t forget the final booking date – 18th November** Click Here for Menu
Arrangements this year are in the capable hands of Julia Lain and Marianne Fountain to whom any questions should be addressed (though for administrative convenience orders and money are to be sent to David Rudd).
Information and order forms are sent with this September Diary Dates. If you receive it by email and would like a paper copy of the order form, please contact David Rudd. or Click Here to Download and Print

 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.
Nurses based in Peterborough  To Be Updated
Nurses based in Cambridge To Be Updated
Note from the nurses.If you do not get a timely response to your request to the nurse, the usual reason is because you forgot to say who you are and to leave your phone number.  Please prepare what you need to say before you phone.Include your name, phone number and how urgent it is.

Reminder
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.

Research For a long time Parkinson’s research was concentrated on drugs development. Now other areas have opened up. We reported recently on the lady who can ‘smell’ Parkinson’s before it has developed sufficiently to be diagnosed by physical symptoms. Now an American company based in London, called BioTech, has patented a system which can diagnose Parkinson’s by changes in the voice. You may have seen this if your read the Telegraph. The received wisdom used to be that Parkinson’s was not painful, but somehow made worse pain derived from other causes. That has changed and three types of pain are now attributed to Parkinson’s: joint and muscle stiffness, muscle ‘cramps’, and sharp pains in the limbs. Parkinson’s UK is sponsoring research into the how and why of these pains, as a step towards controlling them, There are many studies going on, several need the help of people with Parkinson’s. To find out about them and whether any attract you which you can help with, go to www.Parkinsons.org.uk/researchstudies

Changing Lives programme. Do you live in Somersham, Colne, Bluntisham, Earith, Pidley, Old Hurst, Woodhurst or Broughton? If so this is for you. Funded by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovation Fund, there will be 12-week blocks of events hosted in Somersham, including workshops with local artist Syrah Arnold. Activities are targeted towards those living with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s. For more information visit https://changinglivessomersham.wordpress.com/ or phone Lucy Bird on 01487 841359.

CHAIRMAN Malcolm Ryman 07720 080749: VICE CHAIRMAN & (Temporary) SECRETARY David Rudd 01480 474795:
TREASURER Ildiko Drexler 07413 130161: FUND-RAISING Elaine Bottom 07541 377391
PARKINSON’S LOCAL ADVISER Marianne Fountain 0344 225 3777: NURSE APPOINTMENTS Neuro Administrator 01223 723014