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.
Monday 20th November
||2.00 pm at Old
Market Court, Tebbutts Road, St Neots PE19 1RQ
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.
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
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
Thursdays 9th and 23rd at 2.00 p.m.
Parkinson’s Sing with Alison at MS Centre, Mayfield Road,
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
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.
Christmas Lunch **Don’t
forget the final booking date – 18th November**
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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
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
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
||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.
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
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.
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