Living with Parkinson’s

Physical, Emotional & Social support to help manage symptoms with Moving Medicine.

Everyone Active, Parkinson’s UK and our NHS work together in East Herts so anyone living with Parkinson’s can access a PD targeted programme of weekly exercise to help manage symptoms better. We call it ‘Moving Medicine’.

Anyone taking full advantage of this Moving Medicine Programme is starting to see improvements in their physical, emotional & mental health.

There is:

  • Expert listening & counselling available via Parkinson’s UK helpline on 0808 800 0303
  • Phone befriending at
  • Financial benefits checker service via the same helpline or email [email protected]
  • Parkinson’s specialist nurses available through the helpline who can give general medical advice on 0808 800 0303
  • Local peer group support via WhatsApp, email and monthly lunch time gatherings
  • Physiotherapy & occupational therapy via GP referral. Speech & Language therapy by self referral on 0300 123 7571
  • At home tailored social care & support advice via Jo/Dave 01279 721443 or [email protected]
  • Digital access support by self-referral to Dave or into Age UK on 0300 345 3446 or [email protected]

There are safe, welcoming spaces like our local leisure centres and libraries who are listening, understanding and taking action, so anyone with Parkinson’s or Parkinson’s Dementia can feel less worried and more optimistic about living with it.

Try out at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, Bishop’s Stortford:

  • Punch & Pause Mondays with Darren at 10.30am (£3.50)
  • Boccia (Seated Bowls) Mondays 12.30-1.20pm (£3.70)
  • Energy, yoga/Tai Chi with Mark Wednesdays 9.15am (£2)
  • Pool Based Exercises Wednesdays 11-12pm & Fridays 9-10am (free to Everyone Active members or £2.65)
  • Nordic Walking Thursdays 1pm with Hazel (£2)
  • Table Tennis Fridays with Sandra 2.45-3.45pm (£3.70)
  • Personal Trainer Gym session (price on request)
  • Last Thursday in month lunchtime meeting 12-2.30pm with PD family members
  • Community café every Friday at 10am
  • Walking Tennis Bishop Stortford Tennis Club Thursdays 10am (free)
  • PD Strength, Balance & Co-ordination Mondays 3pm Hertford methodist church (£6) Beth 07888912579
  • Move 4 Parkinson’s Saturdays 9.30am Passmores, Harlow (£48 x8 sessions [email protected]

For details on anything listed, contact Claire via email or phone:
[email protected]
07595 674241

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Free annual Everyone Active leisure membership for anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s plus one family member or carer.

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