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OxWAG - Oxford Working Age Group

A few years ago, recognising that people of working age with Parkinson’s needed a dedicated space to meet and chat, the Oxford Working Age Group was set up.

Our meetings first and foremost provide a welcoming space where anyone with Parkinson’s, along with wives, husbands, partners and friends are welcomed.

Our get-togethers are very informal and relaxed. We socialise and chat over a cup of tea and cake, members being encouraged to share as much or as little as they wish of their experiences. This is particularly valuable for anyone newly diagnosed and the meetings provide a great opportunity for people to ask questions, compare stories and generally find encouragement and friendship with people of a similar age. From time to time we invite speakers to our meetings and in the past we have enjoyed sessions on many diverse subjects such as strength training, diet, seated yoga and benefit updates. In the summer months we aim to have at least one outdoor meeting, taking a picnic to local parks or beauty spots and of course at Christmas we have a Party.

Our group was formed to appeal to people of ‘Working Age’ – we have members attending who are in their 30s as well as people approaching retirement. Indeed, the group is currently run by two ladies, Trina and Alison, who having taken early retirement, are now channeling their skills and energy into running OxWAG.

We meet on the second Sunday of every month between 2.00 and 4.00 o’clock at The Baptist Church in the High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DS. There is plenty of car parking and buses drop off close by to the Church. There is no charge for attending our meetings other than a token donation towards the cost of refreshments.

Please come along and meet us – you will have a very warm welcome. If you would like any further information, please email us on

We look forward to meeting you!