Improves psychological well-being and has a positive effect on mobility problems.
Build strength and flexibility using the extra support that the water provides.
An opportunity for people to share their artistic experience and support creativity.
Dance and socialise in a supportive and joyful environment.
Improve voice projection, speech clarification and intonation.
Improve balance and co-ordination in a gentle fashion.
Improve posture, mobility, cardiovascular fitness and co-ordination.
Develop core strength and stability throughout your entire torso.
Talk, laugh, share experiences, and learn to be forthright about feelings and needs.
Sing for fun as well as to exercise the vocal folds and the facial muscles.
Build muscle strength and improve health and well-being.
A gentle but powerful form of flowing movement.
Cycle interesting safe routes in Edinburgh and East Lothian.
The Walk in the Park initiative is going ahead, albeit as a kind of pilot, or trial ‘run’. At least two committee members or volunteers will be at the meeting points. There will be options for medium paced or slower paced walks, so that everyone can walk at a pace that suits. The first three dates/places are: Tues 12th October 10.30 Inverleith Park (gate opposite the west entrance to Botanics) Thurs 28 October 10.30 Meadows (JawBone Walk entrance on Melville Drive) Mon 29 November 10.30 (Hermitage of Braid Cafe) The walks will be relatively informal. We know that Parkinson’s can put paid to the best of plans, when an ‘off day’ happens. We wanted to have an activity where people are very welcome to just turn up on the day. No need to register in advance, and worry if on the day they don’t feel able to come along. The walks are open to People with Parkinson’s and their supporters. We look forward to enjoying good company, some exercise and fresh air. Suffice to say as we are in autumn, please wear suitable clothing and footwear! We will typically end the walk close to somewhere that people can go for a tea or coffee somewhere close to the park. (We have completed a risk assessment, and so are ready to begin. We will of course adhere to any current guidelines in relation to Covid-19)
Enhance cognitive as well as physical states.
Upbeat, dynamic, and fun class working according to individual capabilities.