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Parkinson’s Group Winter Plans

The Hinckley & District Parkinson’s Group have been welcoming so many members back to their gatherings during the past two months, and they have been joined by so many new members, many of whom have been made aware of the group from articles like this one in ‘Your Call Magazine’.

Looking ahead to the coming months, our Sunday meetings will take place at 2.30pm at the Mary Forryan Centre, Hinckley, LE10 1LW on 12th December and 9th January.

Our Tuesday exercise class, Nordic Walking and Friday choir (‘A-Choir’d–taste’) are all being well attended, while the new dance session on Fridays at Elmesthorpe has proved a great success, for both people with Parkinson’s and their carers – even those who reckon they have two left feet!

There are so many benefits from singing, dancing and general exercise for those with Parkinson’s. It is often being called the new medicine in that it has been proved to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms when used in conjunction with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, maintaining a regular medication regime and regular reviews.

Our monthly social drop-in at Dobbies (‘Woodlands’) at Stapleton will be on Monday 20th December and 17th January, between 2pm and 4pm. Just buy a drink (and perhaps a cake) at the restaurant counter and join us in the Soft Play Conservatory area. No, sorry, we don’t actually use the soft play facilities!

To check on any events or to contact the Hinckley & District Parkinson’s Group give our Chairperson Janet Kavanagh a call on 07932 615233.

So don’t let Parkinson’s dictate how you live your life, come along and join the Hinckley Group and see the benefit of being part of a group for yourself.

Robert A. Leake