National Parkinson’s Awareness Day

Today is National Parkinson’s Awareness Day. Around 12,400 people have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in Scotland. Parkinson’s UK are on a mission to change attitudes, support one another and find a cure. You can find more information and support on their website, or by calling 0808 800 0303.

In Angus, there is a pop-in Parkinson’s Café available to those with Parkinson’s and their families/friends, which runs on the 1st Thursday of every month at the YMCA, 98 Murray Street, Montrose, DD10 8JG, from 10.30am-12pm.

The Parkinson’s local support group for Dundee and Angus meet in the Steeple Church, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DG, on the last Tuesday of every month from 2pm – 4pm and are available to those with Parkinson’s and their families/friends.

Shaper/Caper host a weekly ‘Dance for Parkinson’s’ Class, designed especially for those living with Parkinson’s and their families and carers. Classes are run every Monday from 11:30am-1:15pm at the Manhattan Works, Dundonald Street, Dundee, DD3 7PY, and on Zoom. The class is free to attend thanks to generous funding from The RS McDonald Charitable Trust. For more information, please visit Shaper/Caper or call 01382 413 007

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