“I feel much better after the class. I sometimes come in unable to move but I come out feeling wonderful! There’s a lot of laughter during the session!” Joyce “I believe that it helps me to maintain a good level of physical fitness. The group is lucky to have a wonderful teacher who is one of a few Neuro-Physios practising in this local area.” RickSingalong!HomeInstead are holding a series of singalong afternoons to help raise money for our Branch. The afternoons start with a performance by young musicians. Tea and cakes are then served, before everyone joins together for a group singalong. The next session is at Trinity Hall, Meole Brace at 2pm on 15th December, followed by sessions on 9th January, 22nd February and 29th March at Bayston Hill Methodist Church, Lansdowne Road. Our Chair, Fred Jones has been to three Singalongs and highly recommends it!
Branch Annual ReviewThe Branch Annual Review is due to take place shortly. Jackie Murrall (Parkinson’s UK Volunteer Co-ordinator) will meet with Branch Committee members to discuss what the Branch’s highlights have been, future plans and any key challenges arising. If members would like to contribute to the review, please contact Fred or talk to any of the Committee Members at forthcoming events.Parkinson’s UK Financial AssistanceJackie also highlighted that from January 2019, Parkinson’s Financial Assistance grants will be available across the UK for people with Parkinson’s and their unpaid carers. As the grant aims to reach people in greatest need, there are specific criteria and certain restrictions apply. For more information, phone Val McKay (Parkinson’s UK Local Advisor) or email VmcKay@parkinsons.org.ukSummer Holiday 2019Trying to find a hotel with availability and ability to cater for our group’s needs, at the same time as the coach is available has proved a challenge! However, never to be beaten, Fred has managed to book the Victoria Hotel, TLH Leisure Resort Torquay for 24th- 28thJune 2019. The cost is a little higher this time at £215.00 per person, with a non-refundable deposit of £25.00. Please let Fred know if you’re interested in going. As this holiday is a Parkinson’s holiday, all members are covered for travel insurance by the Society. The 2018 holiday was great fun; let’s hope that we get fantastic weather again!And finally, Fred’s thoughts... If everybody did a little bit more, everyone would do less.