Regular meetings:

  • If you haven’t been to one of our meetings before please, just turn up. You will be made very welcome and you will quickly make new friends with a common interest.

What to expect at our meetings.

Cafe meetings.

These are smaller informal gatherings. We are fortunate to have two local care homes hosting these meetings. The meetings last approximately an hour and are an opportunity for people with Parkinson’s and their spouse, partner, carer to share conversation, experiences, friendship and refreshments provided by the host.

Branch Meetings.

These are larger sessions, held in a purpose built facility at Scotsdales Garden Centre Great Shelford. These meetings are attended by, usually, 50+ members. New Members are always welcome. We offer light refreshments on arrival, the opportunity to chat with other people with Parkinson’s. We usually have a speaker on a wide range of subjects. The meeting concludes with a lunch of sandwiches and soup. We have an information table with a selection of Parkinson’s UK documents.

There are no charges for our meetings nor is there a necessity to be a member or Parkinson’s UK although we will encourage you to join!

We request voluntary donations for refreshments.

What’s coming up –


1st Tuesday in the month 2:30pm, in-person cafe-style meeting at Arlington Manor Care Home, Wellbrook Way, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0FW, 01223 650490.

From 9 March and weekly on Thursday for a twelve week  trial series of 1-hour Yoga classes for Parkinson’s.  Instructor Rebecca Khabiri. 2pm at the David Rayner Building.  Contact Rebecca at ckhabiri@hotmail.com.

3rd Thursday in the month 2:30pm, in-person cafe-style meeting at Cambridge Manor Care Home, 33 Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1UZ, 01223 816140.

Branch Meetings later in the year…

23 June: Speaker, Caroline Rassell, CEO Parkinson’s UK; also visiting, Yousuf Tayyebi and other Cambridge University medical students

28 July: Speaker, Angelo Errico, Co-op Legal Services “Estate Planning”

25 August: Speaker-free meeting providing an opportunity for members to discuss what they need from the Branch. A demonstration of rolling devices to assist those needing help with walking, by Paul Briggs from Rollz.

22 September: Speaker, Suzanne Webb, Community Speech and Language therapist of the Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation Trust.

27 October: Speaker from the Visits and Tours team at Ely Cathedral  (TBC)

24 November: Christmas party: refreshments, raffle and quiz courtesy of our wonderful John Lewis partners team; entertainment by John Woodbridge.

15 December: Branch Members’ Christmas Lunch (date TBC)

26th January 2024: Speaker:  Branch Hon. President, Roger Barker (Topic TBC)

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