The May meeting of the Bassetlaw branch of Parkinson’s UK warmly welcomed two new members to the ever-growing group. Forty members enjoyed a fascinating presentation by Mike Ogden on the history of the Palace of Westminster and its role today. It was a lively afternoon with lots of laughter and camaraderie.
A lunch at The Lockkeeper, funded by the branch, rounded off a busy month. Coach trips, theatre outings and eating out together are all popular features of the branch programme. Members firmly believe that no-one with the condition should feel alone. The group offers the hand of friendship and support to them and their friends and family. Together we can overcome some of the problems of Parkinson’s disease and ensure that there is still a good life to be had after the shock of diagnosis. The yearly programme of speakers is varied, informative and fun.
Complimentary therapy is recognised as something to pursue for people with Parkinson’s and with this in mind the guest at the next meeting, on 1st August, will be a colour therapist talking about its benefits. All meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Avenue, Worksop S80 1EN at 2.00pm, when new members are always warmly welcomed. For more information call Chris on 01909 730629 or simply come along to a meeting.