GALWAY Parkinson’s Association stage their annual Walk the Prom in Salthill on Sunday, starting at the Aquarium at 1pm and finishing at Blackrock.
The fundraising event promises to be a wonderful family day out and all of the members who attend the Association’s physiotherapy classes will take part. Participants will enjoy a cuppa and some goodies afterwards in the Galway Bay Hotel.
Galway Parkinson’s Association is a voluntary group which consists of people with Parkinson’s disease, family members and carers. It is 18 years in existence, but membership has grown rapidly over the last five years to a current level of more than 250 people from Galway City and County.
Meetings are held every month in the Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit, Galway, at 8pm. All the committee members are volunteers who have or had a family member with Parkinson’s.
They help to provide practical support, including information seminars, therapeutic classes and services such as physiotherapy and speech and language classes.
Physiotherapy is vital for people with Parkinson’s, helping them with their mobility. Galway Parkinson’s Association provides 8-week group programmes throughout the year and their classes take place in four venues, in Galway City, Athenry, Tuam and Barna.
Speech and language therapy is also extremely important for people with Parkinson’s Disease, as a feature of their condition is that their voice becomes low and people find it hard to understand them.
For more information on the Galway Parkinson’s Association services or Sunday’s Walk the Prom in Salthill, contact (087) 7783825.