Our aim is to provide support to people of “working age” who have PD, in a very informal, relaxed meeting in a private function room kindly given to us by The Steading, 118-120 Biggar Road Edinburgh, EH10 7DU on the first Thursday of every month at 6.30 / 7.00 pm (any changes will be notified by email).
We normally have a drink from the bar (some of us also have a bite to eat) and a chat with fellow “Young Parkies” relating to similar ups and downs we may have in common. We also have guest speakers and try to have social days/nights when we can. Everyone is welcome including partners/carers.
We run a closed Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/eypsg/
Here are some quotes from members of the group about what it has meant to them.
YPG has helped me meet and share experiences with others living with Parkinsons
Before I discovered the YPG I seldom ate out, as I was very self-conscious of shaking while eating, however now I regularly eat out with fellow YPG members who are in the same boat as me.
I love the range of activities available via the charity/YPG, with my personal favourite being adaptive yoga sessions every Monday.
Through the YPG I have regained my confidence and have met and built up a great support network of friends.
Contact Scott Wilson, 01899 641145, email@example.com.