Local group virtual activities for everyone

Many activities have moved online due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here’s a list of all the virtual activities you can access wherever you live. Just get in touch to sign up.

We’ll update this as we get new information about other activities that are available to everyone.

Run by Parkinson’s UK

The Alex Project, Bollington

The Macclesfield Branch welcomes you to get together with other people from the Parkinson’s community by joining their Zoom sessions.

10am to 11am, every Monday.
2pm to 3pm, every Thursday.

For more details have a look at the Alex Project website or email [email protected]

 

Cherry Hill Online Cafe

Join the Parkinson’s UK Cherry Hill Online Cafe to make and meet friends in a relaxed situation using Zoom. Bring your coffee or tea and sit down for an hour or so for a chat and companionship.

10.30am, every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month

For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Linda Jones on [email protected]

 

Cuppa and a cake

The Cambridge Branch welcomes everyone to join them for a cuppa and chat on Zoom, usually with a guest speaker.

10.30am, 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.

Find out more on the Cambridge Branch's page.

 

Exercise activity

The Peterborough Branch runs an online exercise class, rotating Pilates, Zumba and yoga. All exercises are open to everyone and are for all abilities.

2pm to 3pm, every Monday.

For more information, email Ruth Brinkler-Long on [email protected]

 

Huntingdon meeting

An online Zoom meeting.

2pm, 3rd Monday of the month.

For more information, email David Rudd on [email protected]

 

Love to move exercise

The Huntingdonshire Branch runs an online class that's open to everyone.

11am, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
2.30pm, every Thursday.

For more information, email Kim Hall on [email protected]

 

Movement in mind

Difficulties which affect the body can also make the mind react. This often results in unexplained physical symptoms and a sense of exhaustion. These therapy sessions focus on the body and its sensations, offering a chance to re-calibrate, refresh and restore.

For more information, go to the activity page. 

 

North Walsham Support Group meeting

The North Walsham Support Group’s weekly meeting varies. They welcome anyone to join their upcoming sessions.

For more information, email Andy Harding on [email protected]

 

Online exercise

The Huntingdonshire Branch runs an online exercise class that's open to everyone.

11am, every Tuesday.

For more information, email Sarah-Jane on [email protected]

 

Online keep fit

The Peterborough Branch runs an online exercise class that's open to everyone.

2pm to 3pm, every Thursday.

Find out more on the Peterborough Branch's page.

 

Parkinson’s pub group

The Ipswich and East Suffolk Branch is running a Parkinson’s pub which is working age friendly.

2pm, last Friday of the month.

For more information, email Becky Penso on [email protected]

 

Quiz night

Dave at the Peterborough Branch hosts a quiz night every week throughout lockdown. It's a fun way to socialise and meet others.

7pm to 9pm, every Friday.

Find out more on the Peterborough Branch’s page.

 

Scarborough Branch

The Scarborough Branch welcomes anyone to join their weekly group meeting.

2pm, every Thursday

They also hold a weekly quiz night.

7pm, usually every Tuesday

For more information or to join either event please contact Trevor Thomson on [email protected]

 

Skipton Support Group

The Skipton and District Support Group offer an informal, friendly zoom meet up once a month and new people are always welcome. Join them for some peer support, information and friendly chat. 

2pm, every 3rd Thursday of the month

For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Sue Jackson on 01756 796 967 or [email protected]

 

First Steps Online

First Steps is a free online programme designed for people recently diagnosed with Parkinson's. The programme will help you take the first steps in processing your diagnosis, find out what information and support is available, and start living well with Parkinson’s.

We hope that at the end of the programme you will feel more knowledgeable, supported and positive in facing the future. A diagnosis of Parkinson's has an impact on family and friends, as well as the person with Parkinson's, so you're welcome to bring along a family member or friend to take part with you. 

Groups take place on different dates and times throughout the year. 

Find out more and book a place on a programme

Run by a third party

Please note, these activities are not organised by Parkinson’s UK (company number 00948776). Parkinson’s UK is not responsible for the activity and is not liable for any advice or treatment received, or for any loss or damage incurred because of attending the activity.

CHOOSE2MOVE

Stroud’s healthy lifestyles scheme has an online light to moderate physical activity class designed for people with Parkinson’s, MS and other medical conditions that limit their mobility.

10.30 to 11.30am, every Tuesday.

For more information, visit the Stroud healthy lifestyles scheme website

 

Jane’s exercise classes

Jane has worked closely with the Bedford Support Group for some time and wishes to welcome anyone from the Parkinson’s community to her classes. It is making a great difference to people in lockdown. The classes take place on Zoom and people join about 15 minutes early for a chat with each other.

11.30am to 12.15pm, every Wednesday and Friday.

For more information, email Jane on [email protected] 

 

Online social singalong

At Alison’s class, you can sing along to well known pop and jazz standards from roughly the 1960s onwards during one of her online sessions.

3pm to 4pm, every Monday.

For more information, see the activity page

 

Online exercise classes

Join Neuro-instructor Jack Davies from Healthbox CIC for online exercise classes for people with Parkinson's.

1.30pm - 2.30pm, every Thursday
For further information or to book onto the class please contact Jack Davies on [email protected]

 

Parkinson's Art Academy

Launching 15 May, the Parkinson’s Art Academy will offer a range of free, online courses covering the different arts.

Enrollment is now open for 'Poetry Without Fear’ and the portraiture course (drawing & painting portraits).

The academy aims to utilise the artistic skills and knowledge within the Parkinson’s community.

Find out more here.

 

Online Health and Fitness Programme for People with Parkinson's

4D Life is an evidence-based, online health and fitness programme. It's designed to empower, educate and motivate people with Parkinson’s to exercise, eat well, improve functions like balance and breathing, improve sleep and digestion, and adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Your membership lasts for a full 12 months, giving plenty of time for the elements of the programme to be revisited and become habit.

For more information, please visit our website or contact Nick Berners-Price by email [email protected] or by phone 0800 328 5849.

 

Living Well With Parkinson's (online sessions)

60-minute online Zoom sessions for anyone newly diagnosed with Parkinson's wanting an introduction to living well with the condition. Sessions discuss how those with Parkinson's can help themselves and where more information and support can be found, and are hosted by people affected by Parkinson's. There is time within the 60-minute session for a question and answer discussion. 

Sessions are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month. Start times are either 2pm or 6.30pm.

To find out more about the programme, please watch our video here.  

For further information, please email: [email protected]

 

Online Social Singalong

We sing well known pop and jazz standards from roughly the 1960s onward. Our current repertoire includes: "Hey Jude", "Pretty Woman", "Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head", "Moon River", "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Close to You", "Love is All Around", and many more. There is no need for any prior experience - just an enthusiasm to have a go!

The beauty of online singing is that you will be able to see and hear Alison singing and playing the piano, (and see your fellow singers as well), but no one else will be able to hear you singing along, as everyone has to be muted to avoid any latency or delay. So, you can join in the singing for as long and enthusiastically as you like, and have a break whenever you need! There is also the opportunity each week (if you would like) to meet new people, and have a little chat with other singers during the session.

To hear Alison chatting about the Singalongs (and also current singers from her daytime sessions), please check out the videos on her Facebook page: The Community Singing Company. Glen's Story is well worth a watch!

If you would like more information, please have a look at our flyer. And if you have any further questions, or would like to reserve a place, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Alison. 

 

Dance for Parkinson’s - online sessions with the English National Ballet

Book your space now for a special 5-week term of Dance for Parkinson’s classes held online and open to anyone living with Parkinson’s, their families and carers in the UK.

Our Dance for Parkinson’s classes can help with managing daily living with Parkinson’s, from enhancing fluidity of movement to improving balance. Now is a great time to try them from the comfort of home!

Delivered by English National Ballet Associate Dance Artists and Musicians, the 5 classes will creatively explore the themes, music and choreographic language of Nutcracker, the iconic Christmas ballet set to Tchaikovsky’s popular score.

Term dates and time:

Every Friday between 5 Nov and 3 Dec, 11am – 12.30pm

You will receive the Zoom link the day before the first class from 4pm.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Find out more about English National Ballet’s (ENB) Dance for Parkinson’s programme here. We deliver in-person classes at ENB's studios on London City Island and in partnership with hub partners: Royal Albert Hall, DanceEast, Merseyside Dance Initiative (MDI), Oxford City Council and affiliated hub partner National Dance Company Wales.

We are delighted that this term of online classes is open to the public: you do not have to be a current member of an ENB Hub to join and we welcome new participants from across the UK.