This is a gathering of approximately 40-50 members and Branch volunteers; new members are always welcome. We offer light refreshments on arrival, the opportunity to chat with other people with Parkinson’s (PwPs) and their carers. There is usually a speaker (over the year topics range from PD research and therapy, to general or local history). The meeting concludes with a sandwich lunch (plus soup in winter).
4th Friday of every month 10:30-12:30pm, in-person Branch Meeting in the David Rayner Building at Scotsdales Garden Centre 120 Cambridge Road, CB22 5JT.
- 1st Tuesday of every month at 2:30pm, in-person cafe-style meeting at Arlington Manor Care Home, Wellbrook Way, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0FW, 01223 650490.
- 3rd Thursday of every month at 2:30pm, in-person cafe-style meeting at Cambridge Manor Care Home, 33 Milton Rd, Cambridge CB4 1UZ, 01223 816140.
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.
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
4 July: No café meeting at Arlington Manor care home.
23 June: Speaker, Caroline Rassell, CEO Parkinson’s UK; also visiting, Yousuf Tayyebi and other Cambridge University medical students
22 July: Cafe meeting at Arlington Manor care home.
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 and (TBC) a visit from a trainer of “dogs for the deaf”.
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.
26 January: Speaker: Branch Hon. President, Professor Roger Barker, Cambridge Center for Brain Repair (Topic TBC)
15 March: Collection at Waitrose.
29 November: Collection at Waitrose.