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People of working age living with Parkinson's

Calendar of OxWAG activities

NEWCalendar of OxWAG activities

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 (OxWAG)

Our group is made up of PwP and their partners (and children, and pets!) Its purpose is to share concerns and offer support to each other within a social context.

Meetings and events

Our regular meetings take place on Sunday afternoons, usually from 2.15pm to 3.45pm on the second Sunday of each month except July and August. They are usually held in the Mary Town Room of West Oxford Community Centre (click here for map). Times and dates may vary, so please check the OxWAG events page for up-to-date information.

You can view or download a printable calendar of our 2020 meetings here.

Other OxWAG activities

We've met in restaurants for brunch and chat, gathered at members’ homes for tea and (many) cakes, had talks from Parkinson’s researchers, and gone for walks - and we’re always interested in your ideas for new opportunities to get together.

Find out more

For more information about OxWAG and its activities, contact Ashley and Laura:

The resources listed below may also be of interest. Note that these links take you to external websites and Oxford Branch is not responsible for their contents.

MoveMe: physiotherapist-led exercise classes
Our good friends at Parkinsons.Me have recently launched a series of vigorous classes, based on the successful commercial PD Warrior ® programme but led by an NHS physiotherapist. Visit our exercise and activities page for more information.
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
These websites, founded by younger PwPs, 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.
  • ParkyLife, run by the amazing Matt Eagles (Twitter @MattEagles and @PKYLIFE) who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at a very early age, is full of advice, ideas and resources for making your life with Parkinson’s more fun and more positive.
Fighting Fit
A new organization called Fighting Fit has launched a weekend residential programme specially designed for younger and working-age people with Parkinson’s. You can find out more about it on their website.