Penn Street Craft Fayre

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

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Daily dose of movement

Annie Rainbow, Neurophysiotherapist, has worked with Parkinson’s patients for over 15 years and runs our PD Power activity

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

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Christmas Concert

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. Tickets selling fast – see below to buy.

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

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Paul Mayhew-Archer talk in Aylesbury

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

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2017 Photo Competition Results

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

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Exercise? Just move better

Annie Rainbow, Neurophysiotherapist, has worked with Parkinson’s patients for over 15 years and runs our PD Power activity

By Annie Rainbow

Don’t be put off by the word exercise – just move better.

We all know that exercise is good for us: it boosts the brain, it reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and reduces blood pressure. It helps manage weight, improves bone health and improves fitness but some of us are put off by the word ‘exercise’.

One definition of exercise is ‘a particular movement to become stronger and healthier’. I think this is Continue reading Exercise? Just move better

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