The North West RIG meet-up!

Dear all,

Thank you to those of you who have booked on to the NWRIG Meet-up event on the 2nd April at Manchester Metropolitan University. We have a fantastic level of interest for the event, with upwards of 80 people signed up. We are excited to see you all soon!

When and Where?

The event will start at 11:30am and finish at approximately 2:30pm. Please feel free to arrive from 11:00am onwards and refreshments will be on offer. The event will start in the atrium of the building (photo below). The building is accessible and the event will take place on the ground floor.

What to expect

The event will include three sessions including a dance class, a research talk and a chance to test out a new VR rehab experience. You don’t have to take part in all three sessions, and there is space to sit and relax if you need some time out. There will also be refreshments and lunch provided. The lunch will include a sandwich, crisps, cake, fruit and hot & cold drinks.

So that we can plan ahead, please fill out this quick survey to let us know if you’re planning to take part in the dancing or not.

If you’re still undecided, please see the message below from one of our founding members John Wilde.

LEWIS BAILEY’S DANCE CLASS

As a person with Parkinson’s, I recently took part in a Dance Class run by Lewis. I confess I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I’m not exactly known as the best mover in town. When I caught up with him a little later I asked him to describe what he does and why.

He said:

“The Dance for Parkinson’s class is a great way to get the body moving in a fun and inclusive environment. Dancing is known to reduce stress and alleviate physical and emotional pressures from the body and is therefore cited as being one of the best forms of exercise to take part in.

The class involves a number of warm-up activities which range from breathing exercises, stretches for the body, and movement sequences. We then move on to some Latin and Ballroom steps, or some creative movement to music.

I cater for a wide range of abilities and the class can be done seated throughout if required.”

What a great way to spend half an hour or so.

John Wilde 

Travelling to the event:

Sarah will send out emails this week to those of you who have booked with instructions on how to get to us.

We are very excited to meet you all. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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