Guildford and South Surrey Branch

 

Activities

 

For people with Parkinson's, socialising and exercise are equally important.

 

We have monthly meetings, summer outings, exercise, and singing. The teachers are highly professional, experienced and friendly - and they tailor their classes for individual members at different stages of the condition.

 

We also have an annual Florence Pite Memorial Lecture at the Institute of Chartered Surveyors in Portland Square. Florence Pite was a local member of our branch who left a very generous legacy, and the lecture is in her honour.

 

Many of the current activities are subsidised by the Florence Pite legacy. These subsidies will expire at the end of 2020, when the cost to participants will have to be increased.

 

The branch has joined forces with Surrey Hills Rehab, based in Cranleigh, to provide most of the exercise activities. The service includes an annual 1:1 review with a NeuroPhysiotherapist, which is used to ensure that the member is allocated to the appropriate class. Click here for more information about Surrey Hills Rehab.

 

The classes offered are:

 

Physiotherapy and exercise

High intensity exercise is the only known treatment thought to slow down disease progression. The cost is £15 per session. Guildford & South Surrey branch members benefit from a subsidy, and pay only £5 per session.

 

Pilates

Pilates is a form of exercise that improves movement patterns, posture and strength throughout the body. The cost at Cranleigh is £15 per session. Guildford & South Surrey branch members benefit from a subsidy, and pay only £5 per session. The subsidised cost for members at West Clandon, wef January 2020, is £5 per session (£12 for non-members).

 

Balance sessions

Regular exercise improves your strength and balance and helps reduce your risk of falling. The cost is £15 per session. Guildford & South Surrey branch members benefit from a subsidy, and pay only £5 per session.

 

Parkinsong Voices

Led by Emily Bollon, Creative Director of Motivation by Music.

Make new connections with other members of the branch, develop breath support for better projection and less strain, use facial muscles to bring about more expression.

The cost is £3 per session.

For inspiration click here

 

To find out more about any of these activities, contact the branch by email at: info@guildfordparkinsons.org.uk

 

Physiotherapy and exercise classes

Godalming and Haslemere exercise classes will be stopping at the end of 2019.

The branch committee is doing its best to identify a new provider of specialist exercise classes, and will continue to subsidise such classes at least until the end of 2020, but it might take a little while to get something in place.

 

Godalming:

Wednesdays 11.45am-12.45pm and 12.45pm-1.45pm

Thursdays, 1pm-2pm and 2pm-3pm

Godalming Leisure Centre, Summers Road, Godalming, GU7 3BH

 

Haslemere:

Tuesdays 12noon-1pm and 1.30pm-2.30pm

Haslemere Leisure Centre, King’s Road, Haslemere, GU27 2QT

 

Cranleigh:

Mondays 11.30am-12.30pm

Tuesdays 12.30-1.30pm

Wednesdays 11am-12noon

Unit 61, Smithbrook Kiln, Cranleigh, GU6 8JJ

 

Pilates sessions

Cranleigh:

Tuesdays 5pm-6pm

Unit 61, Smithbrook Kiln, Cranleigh, GU6 8JJ

 

West Clandon:

Wednesdays 1.30pm-2.30pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm

The Royal British Legion, The Street, West Clandon, GU4 7TD

 

Balance sessions

Cranleigh:

Mondays 10am-11am

Tuesdays 11am-12noon

Unit 61, Smithbrook Kiln, Cranleigh, GU6 8JJ

 

Parkinsong Voices

Farncombe:

Fridays 1pm – 2pm

Binscombe Church, Barnes Road, Farncombe, GU7 3RF