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People of working age living with Parkinson's

Although Parkinson's most commonly affects those over 50, for some people it can begin much earlier.

Thanks to the enthusiasm of some of our younger members, we now have a group for people of working age affected by Parkinson's. Rather than make it age specific the members prefer to refer to themselves as the…

Working Age Group (WAG)

The group is made up of PwP and their partners. Its purpose is to share concerns and offer support to each other within a social context.

We met on Sunday October 22nd at The Perch in Binsey Lane, Oxford, following a walk from the Walton Well Road car park. A group of 16 chatted, exchanged ideas and had a meal together. On 26th November we met at a member's home in Marston, with tea and many, many excellent cakes.

The next meeting will be announced soon.

Find out more

For more information, contact Ashley Lisle:

Support from Parkinson's UK
Our national body Parkinson's UK has an area of their website dedicated to support for younger PwP.
Other resources for younger people with Parkinson's
Two websites, both founded by younger PwPs in our region, may be of interest:
  • is a locally-run charity and website with fantastic resources for supporting families that include a working-age PwP.
  • Spotlight YOPD is a dynamic, campaigning charity run by and for younger PwPs.