Our new format Care and Share meetings will begin on Monday 19 March, 10.45 – 12.00 noon at the Kings Roast Coffee House, Amersham. Thereafter, our Care and Share meetings will be at the same time and place on the third Monday of the month for a further two months of a trial period. Come and help us make it a success! Continue reading New Care and Share
Have you ever wondered whether a voice amplifier might help you to reduce voice strain or improve your voice projection?
Would you like to borrow one from our branch to assess whether buying one for yourself might be worthwhile?
By Annie Rainbow
- THINK BIG – remember Parkinson’s will want to make movements small – it will do the bare minimum – it is lazy! So you deliberately need to make movements bigger.
- A DAILY DOSE OF EXERCISE Keep moving- exercise is now being seen as a type of medicine.
- POSTURE – you need to think about your posture NOW. Look in the mirror or take a photo and check that you are straight (left and right looks symmetrical and even as well as upright. It is never too early to start thinking about your posture.
Over 300 people enjoyed a festive treat at our Christmas concert on 15 December 2017 at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe which raised a fantastic total of £3,212 for our branch.
Our huge thanks go to all the performers, including Jo Edworthy and the 100-strong “Everyone Can Sing” choir, Caroline Patterson, soprano, the Verulam Brass Quintet, presenter Paul Brown and our own Warblers for entertaining us so richly.
Our thanks also go to the many volunteers on the night – too many to mention by name – who helped set up the hall, helped guests to park, organised and served all the refreshments, manned the front desk, ushered and lots more. Special thanks too to Chris Mead who spoke about the branch and thanked the performers. All contributed to a very successful and enjoyable evening.
By Cathi Grainger
There were reindeer, cushions, bags, wreaths, angels, Christmas cards and decorations amongst the myriad items for sale at a Craft Fayre at Penn Street Village Hall on 17 November 2017.
Over the last few months, Terry Stevenson and her trusty elves, Rosemary Wilkinson, Jackie Connors, Chris Wells, Sandy Hale, Sue Wilkie, Gloria Balkewill and Cathi Grainger had been busy creating all the hand-made items. They raised a staggering £1,477 which will be donated to research into new therapies and a cure for Parkinson’s. Continue reading Penn Street Craft Fayre
By Annie Rainbow
People always ask ‘How much exercise do I need to do?’. Guidelines suggest to improve fitness and boost brain fitness you should aim to do 150 minutes of moderate (brisk walk) to vigorous (boxing, cycling) a week. That equates to 5 x 30 minutes per week. BUT that is the optimal amount. So don’t be put off by that and remember 10 minutes is better than none.
‘What type of exercise should I do and at what intensity’. The best Continue reading Daily dose of movement
Comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer will be speaking at the Aylesbury branch meeting on Saturday 18 November (full details below) and up to 20 places will be available for members of our branch. Places will be available on a first-come, first served basis and if you would like to go, please contact Cathi Grainger to confirm there are still places available.
Paul, diagnosed with Parkinson’sin 2011, is probably best known for Continue reading Paul Mayhew-Archer talk in Aylesbury
Network Newbites from Parkinson’s UK now come out alternate months as an online publication, so we are able to share it with you though our Branch website.
This edition includes: Continue reading Network News – October 2017
We’re really excited to announce our Branch’s first ever Christmas Concert at 7.30pm Friday 15 December 2017 at the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe.
Everyone is welcome to what promises to be a brilliant evening of entertainment to put us in the festive spirit. We’ll have a full programme of arias, carols and Christmas favourites from High Wycombe’s 90-strong “Everyone Can Sing Choir”, professional soprano Caroline Patterson and a brass quintet led by Craig Patterson on trumpet. Caroline has performed with opera companies including European Chamber Opera. Craig has played in West End shows and is a professional orchestra player and band leader. Continue reading Christmas Concert
By Cathi Grainger
The winners of the first branch Summer Photographic Competition were announced at our Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 11 October following a slideshow of all the entries. Many thanks to all those who took part and congratulations to those who saw off the opposition!
A total of 51 entries were received and these were judged by professional photographer Phil Hutchinson.
The results, in each of the three categories, were Continue reading 2017 Photo Competition Results