We aim to help people with Parkinson’s, their families and friends in Edinburgh and Lothians in any way we can.
For the time being, Edinburgh Branch has suspended all face to face activities. This is to help everyone follow Government and NHS requests in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In the rapidly changing context, please follow all official guidelines as they are issued. The Branch Committee is keeping the situation under review and we will provide additional information and advice as it becomes available.
Since a great many of us are over seventy and have health conditions, we are more likely to be vulnerable to the virus, if we catch it, than other age groups. It is up to us therefore to do our best to minimise any potential call upon NHS resources. We can do this by our strict adherence to official advice.
Stay home, stay safe, stay in touch!
David Adams, Branch Chair
Already some of our activity facilitators have devised on-line alternatives. Please see:
- Yoga for Parkinson’s
- Adaptive Yoga
- Carers Support Group
- Dance for Parkinson’s Scotland
- Pilates – also relevant for general exercise
- Tai Chi
- Quality of Life Group
- Nordic Walking
We’ll post updates on this website about future innovations.
In less extraordinary times
- Opportunities for members to meet, share experience and support each other.
- Information about health and life style issues.
- Group activities.
What We Do
You can download a pdf document summarising our activities by following this link: What We Do
We also represent local Parkinson’s interests to NHS Lothian and other agencies. We want standards of care and medical facilities for Parkinson’s in Lothian to be the best.
Contact the Branch
We would love to hear from you. Tell us what you want via this link.
Join the Branch
You can also find out about availability of support and activities in your neighbourhood by using a postcode search tool provided by Parkinson’s UK.
Follow this link: Postcode Support Finder
Support the Edinburgh Branch
We welcome on-line donations to support the work of the Branch. If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can be increased by completing a Gift Aid Form which can be downloaded as a pdf file . You can donate by visiting our JustGiving web page.