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This is the website for the local branch and support group of Parkinson’s UK in the Amersham, High Wycombe and surrounding area of Buckinghamshire.

We aim to bring together people with Parkinson’s, their partners, carers and other family members and we aim to help improve the well-being of everyone in our area affected by the condition.

What we offer

On this website you can find out about the support and activities we offer and the fundraising activities and events we organise.

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In summary, we offer:

  • an opportunity to meet local people, living with Parkinson’s, for support
  • monthly branch meetings with external speakers
  • activities to improve physical and mental fitness, catering for a range of abilities
  • support for partners and other family members
  • social events, including outings, summer barbecue and Christmas lunch
  • range of awareness and fundraising events such as quiz nights, collections and concerts

Open for everyone with Parkinsonism

Parkinsonism describes a range of conditions whose main symptoms include tremors, stiff muscles and slow movement. Parkinson’s, also called idiopathic Parkinson’s, is the most common form of parkinsonism. Idiopathic means that the cause is unknown. Most people with parkinsonism have Parkinson’s but other types include multiple systems atrophy (MSA) and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

We offer support to everyone with parkinsonism, but if you’ve been diagnosed with MSA you can also contact the Multiple Systems Atrophy Trust. If you have been diagnosed with PSP you can also contact the PSP Association.

You don’t have to be a member to come to any of our weekly or monthly activities  – they’re open to anyone in our area affected by Parkinsonism.

So, why not try one – you’ll be made very welcome!

Membership benefits

If you decide to become a member, benefits include a quarterly newsletter and social events. Click here for more details about joining our branch.

The area we cover

Our members live in the Amersham, High Wycombe and surrounding area of Buckinghamshire and beyond.

(the more the members who live in the town/village, the bigger the text)

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