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Parkinson's UK Self-Management Programme in Reading

We are pleased to announce that Parkinson’s UK will be offering our self-management programme in Reading this autumn.

Delivered over 6 weeks (2½ hours per week) our self-management groups are led by trained volunteer facilitators.  These facilitators are either people with Parkinson’s and/or current carers of people with the condition.

Each group brings together 12 people with Parkinson's, partners and carers. Groups meet locally for six sessions of discussion, activity and self-reflection on some of the bigger questions about life with Parkinson's.

People tell us that as a result of attending the programme they feel:

  •  armed with information and knowledge
  • more confident, positive, in control and able to move forward
  • less alone as a result of meeting others

Participants also say they gain:

  • greater self-awareness and insight
  • a personal action plan for doing specific things such as exercise, hobbies and therapeutic activities
  • improved speech as a result of talking in the group

It’s FREE to attend and partners/carers are very welcome as full participants, but places must be booked in advance.

The next self-management group in Reading will meet as follows:

Day:      Tuesday

Dates:  

  • 12 September
  • 19 September
  • 26 September
  • 3 October
  • 10 October
  • 17 October

Time:    1.00pm – 3.30pm      

We are currently finalizing the venue and we’ll provide you with further details once this is done.

If you know of anyone wishing to register for the Reading self-management group, you can refer them or they can contact us direct in one of the following ways:

I attach a generic e-flyer written for people with Parkinson’s, partners and carers. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share it with everyone who may be interested in attending.

Please also find attached an introductory guide to our Self-Management Programme.  Further information can be found by visiting: www.parkinsons.org.uk/selfmanagement; where you can watch our short film about the programme and hear what some recent participants thought.

Thank you for helping us to reach those affected by Parkinson’s.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

For further information please contact Katy Slade on 0344 225 3672 or email sm.southcentral@parkinsons.org.uk

www.parkinsons.org.uk/south