Hereford & District Branch

of Parkinson's UK

Twitter: @parkinsonsHfd Facebook: Hereford and District Parkinson's UK

On 7th October Steve Ford (Chief Executive, ParkinsonsUK) joined some of us online in Herefordshire so we could try to explain how we felt coronavirus and the restrictions were impinging on our members and discussed what we could all do to help each other partiularly when self-isolating.

This website is to help you get connected online and provide resources to keep us healthy whilst socially isolated due to coronavirus - email or phone my home 01432850330 or mobile 07876237377 or contact any of us if you need to talk or wish specific support or help.

Links to our own regular branch activities are posted below and Parkinson's UK also now have live exercise classes available. You will find the Parkinson's UK exercise schedule if you scroll down on the Parkinson’s UK community Facebook group. .

British Nordic Walking home exercises are at the bottom of this page.

We are discussing with ParkinsonsUK how to safely restart our face to face activities.. Please let me know on 07876237377 if you have any particular problem that you would like us to help or just want to talk to someone..

l personally hope we can develop more resources for those who wish to protect themselves, are nervous about going out just yet or simply find online more convenient.

Take care. Keep active.


Branch Chairman

Len's latest video for your enjoyment.

Are you creative?

Parkinson's Art is a new initiative to promote the benefits of all types of art, poetry, sculpture & photography & provides a platform to collaborate & share work with the opportunity to showcase it through events & exhibitions. You can find out more here There are a number of people in the area (besides Len) who produce some great work.

Lin's Live Online Yoga on Zoom

(Wednesday afternoons 2:30-3:30pm)

We are now using live Zoom Meetings for our Yoga classes starting with Lin who runs our Belmont group.

If you would like to attend Lin's class on Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm then please email Lin at and she will send you the invitation link and password or join the waiting room by clicking just before 2:30pm on Wednesday's the link:

New members are very welcome to join the live sessions for free.

Claire's Singing for Health (Canaries) either recorded on YouTube or on Zoom

(Thursday mornings 11-12am)

If you wish to Join her sucessful interactive live Zoom Singing Group which shares live video (but you can mute yourself!) It is a weekly meeting. Join the next Zoom meeting at 11am on Thursday by clicking:

Meeting ID: 773 3844 8860

At present we are offering all our activities free to try. (Donations appreciated -see in "More" tab at top of page)

The link to some of the Canaries (our singing group's) previos YouTube video is at the bottom of the CANARIES own page (see tabs at top of all pages)

Her latest YouTube video is available here to view:

If you need assistance or advice with the various types of smart phone, tablet e.g iPad, laptop or computer for electronic group chats eg Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams, etc., to keep in touch with your friends, families, or to consult with the NHS please feel free to contact us for help.

Chris Frith

Are you feeling anxious?

It’s natural that many of us feel anxious, worried or low right now. The increased pressures of coronavirus have impacted people affected by Parkinson’s - including if you’re a carer, family member, or friend of someone living with the condition. The Parkinson’s UK website has Parkinson's and mental health resources - for example there is a guided audio mindfulness and wellbeing session, which anyone can use, whether you have Parkinson’s or not - and a range of resources on page:

these are specifically designed for people with Parkinson's.

Alternatively simply give one of our volunteers a ring for a confidential chat (Contact tab at very top of this page)

To see a statement from ParkinsonsUK regarding the present situation with Nordic Walking classes click NordicWalking at the menu bar at the top of this page.