A special open day is to be held at the Swan Centre in Berwick so that people with Parkinson’s, and their families, can find out more about a weekly exercise class that has been designed especially to support people with the condition.
The event will take place on Thursday 5th December and people can drop in anytime between 10am and 2pm. As well as the usual exercise class there will be other activities for people to try, such as boccia, new age curling, table tennis, yoga and The Alexander Technique.
Almost two years ago Active Northumberland teamed up with Parkinson’s UK to develop an exercise class to help people with the condition and staff received special training to better understand the condition.
The class has proved incredibly successful and popular and includes exercises tailored to meet individual needs such as improving strength, balance and coordination.
Fitness instructor Kevin Logan said:
“ All the latest research has shown that exercise is just as important as medication for people with the condition. We’d love people with the condition to come along so we can show them what we do and they how we can support them.
“ We’ll be laying on some fun activities but there is no pressure to take part if you don’t want to. We know how daunting it can be to try something new. We just wanted to show what a friendly and welcoming group we are.
“People who have attended the class have made some fantastic progress and while the exercise element is important, there is a strong emphasis on having fun too. ”
For information or to book your place contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07970 407 838