Guildford and South Surrey Branch

 

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. The 2020 lecture will take place on Thursday 5 March at the Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road, London NW1 1AT. 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.

 

Exercise activities in Cranleigh are provided by Surrey Hills Rehab, and activities in Godalming and Haslemere are provided by Foundations Physio. 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 for more information about Surrey Hills Rehab and Foundations Physio.

 

The classes offered are:

 

Physiotherapy and exercise

High intensity exercise is the only known treatment thought to slow down disease progression. The cost at Cranleigh is £15 per session, and £18 at Godalming and Haslemere. 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 subsidised cost for members at West Clandon, wef January 2020, is £5 per session (£12 for non-members).

 

Spaces are available for the classes starting again on 8 January 2020. Contact Sue Buckland at sue@pilatesperfection.co.uk or on 01483 285111 or 07914 512573.

 

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

From January 2020, there are new dates and times for the Godalming and Haslemere exercise classes

 

Godalming:

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

Thursdays, 1.45pm-2.45pm and 2.45pm-3.45pm

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

 

Haslemere:

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

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

 

Cranleigh:

Mondays 13.45m-14.45pm

Tuesdays 11.15-12.15 and 12.30-13.30.

Thursdays 13.00-14.00

Fridays 11.15-12.15

Snoxhall Youth Centre, Knowle Lane, Cranleigh, GU6 8BL

 

Pilates sessions

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 11.15-12.15

Snoxhall Youth Centre, Knowle Lane, Cranleigh, GU6 8BL

 

Parkinsong Voices

Farncombe:

Fridays 1pm – 2pm

Binscombe Church, Barnes Road, Farncombe, GU7 3RF