Support and exercise groups

Local support groups

We are very fortunate in north London to be supported by some excellent groups who meet regularly offering friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers. Some groups have an events calendar and visiting speakers, other groups specialise in dance, movement, exercise and complimentary therapies.

Chalk Farm Group
Meeting venue: Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street (near Chalk Farm station), NW1 8HF
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-9pm
Contact: Rene Peel, 020 8346 8015

Barnet and Brent Group
Meeting venue: Stevens House (formerly Avenue House), 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE
Once a month on a Wednesday, 7.30-9pm
Contact: Caroline Monk, 020 8959 7995 

Enfield Group
Meeting venue: Trinity Church small hall, Gentleman's Row, Enfield, EN2 6PT
Second and fourth Tuesday of each month 2-3.45pm
Contact Kay Gilbertson, 020 8449 7723

Meeting venue: Drop-in at Skinner’s Court, Fox Lane, Palmers Green
First and third Monday of each month 10am and 1pm
Every Thursday morning 10am-midday

Meeting venue: In winter - David Lloyd Leisure Centre, Carterhatch Lane, Enfield/in summer - Cockfosters Bowling Club in Chalk Lane, Cockfosters
First Tuesday of each month, midday
For social events contact Denize Christophers 020 8361 8220

Other support groups

Parkinson's UK local support groups (London)

For support and services within the Jewish Community visit Jewish care.

Exercise and dance groups 

Musical Moving
Dance for people with Parkinson’s
Class venue: Kentish Town Health Centre, 2 Bartholomew Road, Kentish Town, NW5 2BX
Mondays term time 2-3.15pm, followed by tea
More information: www.musicalmoving.org
Contact Anna Gillespie on contact@musicalmoving.org or 07956 326194

PACE
Parkinson’s and choreotherapy exercise
Class venue: Trinity Church (opposite Arts Depot), 15 Nether Street, London, N12 7NN
Every Wednesday (except Christmas and New Year) 1.30-3pm
Contact Victoria Trotter on victoria.trotter@btinternet.com

Parkinson’s Health Regeneration
Qigong movement and meditation
Class venue: Free Church Hall, Northway, London, NW11 6PB
Saturday mornings 10-11.30am
Contact Neil Archer on neil-qilife@hotmail.co.uk or 07956160694