What is Medway Working Age Group
The Medway & District Working Age Group was formed to give support to those of working age who have Parkinson’s or who are otherwise affected by the condition, such as partners and family members. You can learn a lot just by talking to other people affected by Parkinson’s and sharing their experiences.
We are a friendly group and have a wide range of social activities. We try to hold at least one social event each month, like Sunday Lunch, Greyhound Racing or just a walk in the park with a picnic. We are also involved with various projects such as the Parkinson’s specific exercise class in partnership with the University of Kent (see below) and with the “Skylarks” singing therapy group in conjunction with the Medway Neurological Network. We organise a Parkinson’s Café and Neuro Drop-in at Tagg’s Coffee Shop (25 Church Street, Hoo ME3 9AH) on the first Wednesday of each month from 10.30am to 12.30pm
How we can help
We offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere at our meetings which are held on the third Thursday of each month, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Prince Arthur Road Indoor Bowling Club, Gillingham, ME7 1UR. We have a different speaker at each meeting and then take advantage of the opportunity for a drink and a chat with the rest of the group.
|Where||Medway Working Age Group|
Indoor Bowling Club
Prince Arthur Road
|When||Third Thursday of month|
|Time||7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m|
Coffee and chat
Informations and advice
books and leaflets
|Contact||Mr Phil Bungay|
Parkinson’s specific exercise class
The Parkinson’s specific exercise class is held every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm at St. Mary’s Island Community Centre, Island Way West, Chatham ME4 3EP. This is a high intensity class with regular assessments and forms the basis of an ongoing study into how exercise can affect the progression of Parkinson’s. Partners are invited to come along for a coffee and a chat whilst those with Parkinson’s do their exercises. There is a small fee for this class.