Carers Meetings 12:00
Carers Meetings @ AGE UK Claremont Centre
Jul 21 @ 12:00 – 13:00
If your partner or relative has Parkinsons you may not think of yourself as a carer, but this group is designed for you. Being a partner , a friend or family[...]
Seated Exercise Class 12:00
BRANCH MEETINGS IN MARCH, APRIL AND MAY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO VIRUS.
On the last Thursday of every month there is a meeting held, open to all members and interested people, in Rugby United Reformed Church Hall from 2-4pm.
Each month we either have a guest speaker on a range of general interest subjects ,or a social event such as a quiz, followed by refreshments. It is a great opportunity for you to come along and meet other people affected by Parkinsons, chat about what helps, make friends , and find out more about what the branch has to offer from the people that are using the activities.
There is no charge, but there is a donation plate for the refreshments.
MEETINGS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED IN APRIL AND MAY DUE TO VIRUS.
If your partner or relative has Parkinsons you may not think of yourself as a carer, but this group is designed for you. Being a partner , a friend or family member of someone with Parkinson’s can often make you feel a bit isolated, or feel a bit helpless, or at a bit of a loss as to where to get help and support. This group is there as a chance for you to come and chat to other carers, who understand that sometimes it is good to talk, they may have found ways of coping with a problem that has cropped up or you might be able to share your discoveries too. Alongside a chance to sit and chat, we also invite in speakers from time to time, guided by what people need to know, about care issues such as finance, equipment, accessing services etc. Keep an eye out on the news page for news of speakers.
The group is run on the third Tuesday of each month at Age UK Claremont Centre Bath Street from 12-1pm. This meeting is at the same time as the exercise class, so that the person you care for can go and get some exercise, while you chat and have a cup of tea! The meeting is free and open to all.
How is your aim? Do you relish a bit of light hearted competition?
Come and have a go at bowling-no previous experience required and all abilities are welcome, as we now have a special walking frame for use on the green. The only equipment you need are flat souled shoes and a sense of humour-bowls can be provided. The cost is £5 per two hour session.
It is held every Wednesday from 12-2pm at the Thornfield Indoor Bowls Club and is open to anyone with Parkinson’s in the Rugby area and their guests.
We take part in tournaments and also do outdoor bowls in the summer.
Disabled parking is available.
You might become our champion-come and have a go!
Each year we organise an outing to a local attraction for our members and their carers, which is subsidised by the branch for those with Parkinson’s and their carers. We aim to make this outing as accessible as possible, so that all our members can attend if they want to.
UNFORTUNATELY THE OUTING IN MAY TO THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE VIRUS
Bletchely Park, near Milton Keynes (https://bletchleypark.org.uk/ )
We hope to go to Bletchley Park on September 16th with a cost of £16 entrance fee (maybe less dependent on numbers). Bletchley Park is the famous home of the code breakers in World War 2 and houses fascinating exhibitions about the code breaking, computers, radios within the Victorian mansion and the huts. There is a good range of catering facilities .
We are still at the confirming transport booking stage, but if you are interested in the outing, please contact Janet Martin or e-mail us as soon as possible as it is a first come, first served basis. Money will need to be paid before the visit.
There is a sign up sheet available . Places are limited to 32 , and it is on a first come, first served basis.
Annual Cream Tea
Here at Rugby we do like our cakes and this event has become a bit of a favourite. In the summer months we organise a cream tea at a local garden centre at a slightly subsidised rate for members. It’s a good chance to chat with friends, shop amongst the flowers and indulge our sweet tooth.
Although this is one of our fund raising events, the annual barbecue, organised by Bill, is a great opportunity to socialise with the branch and bring along your family and friends. Let someone else fight the smoke and coals, and enjoy good food and good company!
Look out for our other events. We usually have a few skittles events in the year, a carer’s meal, and of course our Christmas Party, which is free to all our members, and includes entertainment and refreshments.
Wednesday Coffee Club.
UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE VIRUS FOR THE TIME BEING.
We had feed back that some members cannot always make the current days that we have activities on, so we are starting a new group.
Starting on Wednesday 12th February from 10.30a.m. until mid-day in the Celebrations Room at Anya Court, 286 Dunchurch Road Rugby CV22 6JA, we are trialling a new social event. This is a chance for you to meet up with other people with Parkinsons, their friend and families, have a cup of coffee and have a chat. It is an informal gathering to just meet up, but if the people who are going would like to develop the session with perhaps board or card games, or bringing in craft activities, or books they have read to share, we are open to suggestions.
The session will be held on the second Wednesday of each month for an initial three month experiment and then we will reassess the situation.
Anya Court have been very generous in allowing us to use their rooms, for which we are very thankful. There is parking at the home, but also you may want the session combine it with a trip to Sainsburys just opposite. Anya Court is fully accessible.
Chris Bowers and Margaret Saxon will usually be the co-ordinators of the meeting.
AT PRESENT WE ARE UNSURE AS TO WHETHER THIS CAN HAPPEN. WE WILL LET PEOPLE KNOW AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION.
We organise a short break holiday each year that is open to our members. Our main venue is a Warner’s holiday at Sinai Warren on Hayling Island with transport there being provided. For those members with Parkinson and their carers, there is a branch subsidy available. Sinai Warren is a fully accessible hotel, with full board, activities available, and situated in a lovely area near the sea. (https://www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/hotels/sinah-warren-hotel) This year our holiday is from June 29 until July 3. Obviously the holiday gets booked very quickly, but you can put your name down on a waiting list if you have not got a place yet, as rooms may become available. Please e-mail for further information or see Sybil at meetings.