Dancing

Dance for Parkinsons runs classes in Bournemouth and Salisbury for more information visit the PDSW  website

Bournemouth

Dance styles/techniques/content covered in class: Free-style, creative, improvisation with elements of Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Yoga, in a dance context.
Sponsoring organization: Pavilion Dance South West
Lead teachers: Aimee Smith, Louise Hopley

When: 3:15pm-4:45pm
Where: Pavilion Dance South West, Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BU.
Fee: £3.50 for those with the condition. Free for carers.Drop-ins allowed, pre-booking advisable.

For more information call 01202 203 630

Salisbury

Dance and movement class led by Rebecca Seymour, a dancer with a close interest in helping people with Parkinson’s.
When: Tuesdays 10.30am–11.45am
Where: Parkwood Leisure Centre, London Road, Salisbury 
Fee: Free for people with Parkinson’s, £1 per session for carers and £2 per session for other members of the branch. Free parking, lift and cafe. For more information call 01722 781120.

Fitness class for Parkinson’s

A specialist class for those suffering from PD, every Tuesday from 10:30 to 1130 followed by coffee and time for a chat, at Boldre War Memorial Hall, run by Roni Notcutt, the cost is £30 for two months. The class uses the Extend training methods. To find out more visit their website

Movement class for Parkinson’s - Conductive Education

Regular weekly classes at the Passford House Hotel in Lymington on Tuesdays 10:30-12:30 and in the process of opening up another class on Tuesdays 1.00-3.00. 

These classes are aimed to help improve balance, walking, hand function and speech.
Excellent for improving confidence and general well-being. The classes are run by fully qualified
specialists in neuro-rehabilitation.

Attendance is by prior arrangement and booking. 
For further information see the flyer and / or contact Judit Szathmáry 07967 1944 33 or Mandy Elliott 07966 431 861

Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy classes are now being run in Lymington and Winchester by Hobbs Rehabilitation. These courses run for 6 weeks, the cost is £120, with half being subsidised by the branch for members so you pay just £60. Next course starts June 15 see leaflet here 

LSVT Loud training is offered by New Forest SLT, either at a clinic, in your own home or even over the internet. Contact Eleanor Olsen via eMail or phone number on their website

Swimming

Mondays  10:45 to 12:00 at New Milton Leisure Centre. Pool is fully equipped for disabled access and has two disabled changing rooms. Timing of the session under review.

Walking

There are many walks in and around the New Forest. Many are accessible, but others require more agility, particularly in winter when the soft paths get churned up by the ponies.

The New Forest National Park website lists many walks and has a filter to allow you to choose accessible ones.
There are few public toilets in the New Forest, but there is a community toilet scheme which allows you to use a number of facilities
There is also an unofficial New Forest website which lists walks, but many use sandy tracks so may not be suitable, and they may not be marked.

Some of our members favourite walks are listed on our New Forest Area walks page, which includes walks outside the National Park boundary.

Sailing

Lymington SailAbility is a charity that provides sailing and power boat opportunities for people with disabilities. It provides a safe environment that still allows the sense of freedom and exhilaration that sailing can give. Mondays and Thursdays.

Horse Riding

There are several Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) groups in the New Forest, Bramshaw, Brockenhurst, Boldre contact details and more information on their website 

Singing

The Chessel Chanters, a singing group tailored to people living with Parkinson’s and their carers, meets on Tuesdays at the Freemantle United Reform Church, Shirley.

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