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From: The Committee

Restarting Activities

Monthly meetings are coming back!! Following the successful reintroduction of the therapies, starting from September 16th (at 2pm), we'll be back . If you have any questions, please call us on 07707 710058 or use the contact page on this website to send us a message.

Thank you for your patience and understanding - if you would like to come along please bring your own mask and sanitiser and report to the membership secretary upon arrival.


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About Us - What & Why

What we do

Covering East Dorset we are here to help and support people living with & affected by Parkinson’s. This means that anyone - spouses, partners, carers, families affected by Parkinson’s can benefit from all of our activities, meetings and therapies.

We have a dedicated welcoming team for new members at our meetings to look after you and explain anything, so please don't delay in getting in touch to see how we can help you - you'll be in good hands.

The first step is to either contact one of our team on 07707 710058 or via the contact form on this link, or to just come along to one of the meetings. Please note that some of our therapies/lunches needed to be booked in advance or for you to have been assessed, so please check the requirements beforehand. If you contact uis beforehand, we can then answer any questions you may have and send you the latest details of upcoming activities/therapies etc, including what you may need to do to join in.



Why we do it

We aim to give our members access to Parkinson’s Links through:

• Providing friendship, support & activities that people affected by Parkinson’s have told us they need to stay in control
• Working in partnership with other organisations to provide that support
• Signposting our members to information, support & services available.





Upcoming Activities

This is a list of the meetings & activities coming up in the next FIVE WEEKS.
Note: Some of them require you to have completed assessments or have booked with someone - please ensure you have done this before turning up!


Type
Date
Location
Details
Restrictions
Tai Chi Class 29/11/2021
Monday November 29, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
Physio Exercise Class 02/12/2021
Thursday December 02, 12:00 PM
Beacon Centre St Marys Church
Church Road, Ferndown, BH22 9EU

It's our popular and best ever physio led exercise class that has something for everyone. Exercise is extremely important, just as much so as our medication as it really is a case of use it or lose it. The fun exercises have differing levels of difficulty to push our limits but it is certainly made very enjoyable. Every Thursday at 12pm, in the main hall at St Mary's Church, Ferndown.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: BWT Physio
BWT assessment required
Tai Chi Class 06/12/2021
Monday December 06, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
Physio Exercise Class 09/12/2021
Thursday December 09, 12:00 PM
Beacon Centre St Marys Church
Church Road, Ferndown, BH22 9EU

It's our popular and best ever physio led exercise class that has something for everyone. Exercise is extremely important, just as much so as our medication as it really is a case of use it or lose it. The fun exercises have differing levels of difficulty to push our limits but it is certainly made very enjoyable. Every Thursday at 12pm, in the main hall at St Mary's Church, Ferndown.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: BWT Physio
BWT assessment required
Tai Chi Class 13/12/2021
Monday December 13, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
Tai Chi Class 20/12/2021
Monday December 20, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along

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Frequently Asked Questions



When and where are your monthly meetings?

Our main monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month at The Beacon Centre, St Mary's Church, Church Road, Ferndown, BH22 9EU. Meetings start at 2pm and are finished by 4pm. Bottomless tea and coffee are £1.50 per person which includes cakes.

Can I just come along?

You can indeed and you are welcome to bring anyone with you. We offer a 'Meet & Greet' service if you are new, so after registering at the desk inside the door, someone will be assigned to sit with and look after you, answering any questions you may have.

What therapies do you run?

We run a range of therapies for people - weekly: A physio led exercise class and an excellent tai chi session. Monthly: A singing class and a speech therapy class. An assessment is needeed for the physio class.

Any other activities?

We like to keep active on the social side too, with a monthly informal coffee morning interspersed with a monthly lunch so that there is one every two weeks. We also have the occasional ad-hoc event to get together throughout the year.

Does it cost to join?

Joining us doesn't cost anything, although we recommend people do sign up with Parkinson's UK and our therapies all have a small associated cost.




Volunteering

Like any organisation, we are only as strong as our members and we rely on the help and input from people to run as smoothly as we do. These are just a few ways you can help, so please consider joining in, as it's your group after all.





Committee

We have a small group of people who invest some time and effort into help the running and shape the group, whether helping the organisation of meetings or baking a cake. If this sounds like you we would like to hear from you as every job shared really helps in making a difference.

Website

The website is here to help make your life easier, so if you have an idea on what is missing or what you would like to see here, please get in touch (click here to use the contact page). We'll run it by our technical facility and do our best to include the requested functionality.

Join Us

We realise that we only reach a small proportion of people with Parkinson's in the area. If you know of someone or have an idea on how we can reach some of those we don't yet know, please get in touch (click here to use the contact page).




Current Openings

We are on the lookout for a few people to further our aims and maybe you could help us? Check out the current vacancies and get in touch if you feel you have what it takes.





Fundraiser

We have a need for a fundraiser who can approach businesses and organisations with the objective of finding out how they can help us. Ideally someone with experience in this area but must have a creative mind and an aptitude for communication with people. It is envisaged that only a few hours per week would be needed.

Initially please get in touch using the details on the contact page (click here to visit the contact page).

Marketing

Do you have experience as a marketing professional and a few hours per week spare? We are looking for someone to help us market our services and general profile within the community.

Initially please get in touch using the details on the contact page (click here to visit the contact page).







“Joe Frazier got hit more than me - and he doesn't have Parkinson's.”
Muhammad Ali