The Parkinson’s Power Project is working with people with Parkinson’s aged 55+ who are currently physically inactive (not achieving at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week). The project works on a one-to-one basis to support people to overcome the barriers that are preventing them from getting active, helps them to identify an activity they would enjoy and supports them to take the first steps towards leading a more active lifestyle.
Research suggests that leading an active lifestyle can have a beneficial effect on the lives of people living with Parkinson’s. Being physically active can help people to manage the physical and psychological symptoms of their condition, including supporting them to manage tremors and improving core strength and mobility, as well as contributing to positive mental wellbeing.
Parkinson’s UK wants to work with local partners and professionals who are trusted voices and can identify people who will benefit the project; especially those in communities which are diverse, socially isolated or marginalised.
Parkinson’s Power is:
• a two year pilot project (2019-2021) funded by Sport England in the North East of England
• for people diagnosed with any stage of Parkinson’s
• for people aged 55 and over and inactive (not achieving at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a week)
Physical activity includes things such as walking, swimming, gardening, seated exercise, exercise classes
If you or someone you know could benefit from Parkinson’s Power, please contact Jasmine Danby on: 07975 947879 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org