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All our Events, Therapies & Excercise classes have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.


Members, who have registered their email address with us, will continue to receive emails when anything is planned or when we re commence meetings at Elim Church. We will continue to update this webpage for your information.




Virtual Dance Sessions with Izzy 

We have a virtual dance session with Izzy Brittain using Zoom. 
Every Thursday commemncing at 10:30am (prompt) - 11:40am through Zoom. 
Please contact Ian on 01422 256521 or Sue on 01274 883113 for more details.

Halifax Branch "Singing with Parkinson's group"

Shared harmonies are keeping things going by doing three sessions per week of "live sings". 

         Every  Monday at 10am on  Facebook (search for shared harmonies).

         Every Friday at 12.30pm on Facebook 

               "Like" the page and join in! 

         Every Wednesday at 5 pm on Zoom.

You can contact Emma through Facebook and pass on your email address.  
Please contact Eileen on (01422) 373566 for further information. 
If you need technical assistance with the zoom meeting, and have a compatible device,  you can speak with Ian who will try and help you set it up over the phone. (01422 256521)


Saturday 9th May 

We will be having a quiz for 40 minutes in a zoom session. Any members wanting to join in, and already have zoom experience please look out for the email on Saturday at 1.57pm giving the meeting ID number.
If any members would like  to join us that have no experience of Zoom, please contact Ian asap for technical advice, over the telephone,  on how to join with  a compatible device.


A message from Janet Edmunds our Parkinson's UK Local Adviser

"As a local advisor I have been asked not to do home visits, for the forseeable future, due to the COVID-19 situation. I am still actively supporting people over the telephone. This is obviously a very difficult time for people with Parkinson's and their carers. Rest assured,  I am here to support you during this time, even if it is just for a welfare call or a friendly chat ................."
You can contact Janet on 0344 225 3638



The committee are listed on our "Contact us" page, with telephone numbers, should you require any general information.


Please note: The events below have been left on the website for information only. At this moment, they will NOT be taking place unless and until the social distancing rules change.  

Parkinson's Cafe -  Last Wednesday of the month

Our Parkinson's Cafe goes from strength to strength.
In this, our 50th Anniversary year, we have arranged that the cafe, continues to run on the last Wednesday of every month (except December) and would like to thank the Manager and staff at the Sainsburys store for their continued support.
This arrangement allows people with Parkinson's, particularly newly diagnosed,  in and around Calderdale, to meet for Friendship, Information and a Cuppa.
Venue: In their 1st floor Cafe, Sainsbury's Supermarket, Wade Street, Halifax.
Time:   2pm - 4 pm

Please contact Caz on 01274 966847 or Ian on 01422 256521 if you want more information

This is our 50th Anniversary year

We celebrate our 50th Anniversary in October 2020 at Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY.
We were the 2nd branch to open it's doors in the the UK. To celebrate we have a special meeting on
Saturday 10th October from 2pm - 4.30 pm
Apart from a very good singing trio "The Nightingales" we also have the Chief Executive of Parkinson's UK, Steve Ford, updating us on what changes have been made to the charity recently.
An afternoon tea will be served from 3.30pm till 4.30pm

Games Hour - Most Thursdays 12:30 - 14:00

Starting on Thursday 16th April we will be holding a Games Hour from 12:30 - 14:00 
most Thursdays 
at Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY.
This has been possible because part of the legacy we have been left, to help the people of Halifax, has been used to purchase a number of games to allow members to enjoy another social activity.
Please contact Anne on 01422 253368 or Ian on 01422 256521 if you want more information

50th Anniversary Meeting 10th October 2020

We have booked The Nightingales for our Anniversary Meeting in October. Steve Ford, Chief Executive of Parkinson's UK is hoping to put in an appearance and ther will be an Afternoon tea supplied by our "in house caterers" Sue & Karen. Please note this meeting is likely to over-run and we expect to finish at 4.30pm

The Nightingales

Our Newsletter Page

We send out newsletters, to members, 4 times per year,  usually in April, July, October & December to cut down on postage costs.
You can pick a newsletter up, in person, at most monthly meetings or classes. Below you can view or download and print newsletters by clicking the date.
Please note we have no archive before July 2016

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