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Coronavirus - How we can help you

Click this link for our dedicated page of resources to help people with Parkinson’s and their carers, including:

ALL OUR FACE-TO-FACE EVENTS are CANCELLED until further notice.

We will continue to post updates here, and by email to members on our mailing list.

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Our programme during Coronavirus restrictions

THE BAD NEWS: All our face-to-face events are suspended owing to the Coronavirus outbreak.

THE GOOD NEWS: We have many activities taking place using Zoom online meetings, and we are planning a full programme of events in the autumn when we hope the restrictions will be less severe.

Online activities

Using the Zoom online meeting system, we can get together for exercise, voice and social activities.

Our Secretary will keep you informed of these and any other online events by email. Each email will include full joining instructions.

Exercise opportunities

These classes match the timings of our traditional face-to-face classes in Didcot and Botley.

Finding Your Voice

Every Friday at 11.45am - Voice work with Kate Wilkinson

Open drop-in for chat with friends

Tuesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 3.30pm - An open drop-in meeting where you can bring a cuppa, draw up a chair and chat with other members

NEWRegular Branch meetings

After a successful trial in June, we plan a full programme of monthly Branch meetings online using Zoom.

CORRECTED DATE! Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 1 July at 7pm when our good friend Dr Patrick Lewis will speak on The rocky road from research to medicines in Parkinson’s and there will be an opportunity for small group discussions.

We very much hope that our Branch meeting on 2 September will go ahead as planned. Dr Simon Prangnell and Dr Ivan Koychev will try to answer our concerns about anxiety.

Planning for life after lockdown

We continue to plan for future events after the summer, when we hope things will be easier.

Branch Lunch

Lunch at the Greyhound in Besselsleigh was our first casualty of the restrictions. We are aiming to run it in the autumn but the date is yet to be confirmed.