Parkinson’s Group at Thistle

Branch members attending Thistle’s Lifestyle Management Course have found it such a positive experience, in particular the benefits of exercising at the venue on a regular basis, that the Branch has a weekly exercise class there for people with Parkinson’s and running throughout much of the year. You don’t need to have attended the Lifestyle Management Course to participate.

The session is facilitator-led beginning with warm-up exercises. Then follows a variety of activities aimed at helping co-ordination and mobility and may involve use of various facilities within the Thistle complex. Finally, a little mindfulness and meditation is used to help focus thoughts on the here and now helping individuals to feel in charge and in control. Participants can be seated when the need arises. The benefits are not just physical, the group support and sociability have a significant positive influence.

These sessions run on Mondays from 10.30am till 12.15pm and cost is £30 per 12 week block, paid in advance.

To find out more, please contact

Chris Davies
Health & Wellbeing Practitioner
Thistle Foundation
13 Queens Walk, Edinburgh EH16 4EA
0131 661 3366

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