Parkinson’s expert to host event at Crowborough Care Home

Heather View care home is inviting people in Crowborough and the surrounding areas to a free event to find out more about living with Parkinson’s.Parkinson's UK Logo

People with Parkinson’s don’t have enough of a chemical called dopamine because of the loss of nerve cells in the brain.

Parkinson’s is a complex condition that affects different people in different ways.  Without dopamine people can find that their movements become slower so it takes longer to do things, or they may suffer stiffness or tremors.

 

On Wednesday 16th September, the team at Heather View will be joined by a local Parkinson’s specialist, Clare Hewitt, an advisor from Parkinson’s UK.   Clare will be providing practical tips for carers and relatives together with advice on how they can improve the everyday lives of loved ones living with Parkinson’s.  There will also be information about local support groups and specialist Parkinson’s services in Crowborough and the surrounding area.

After the event, Clare will be on hand to answer any questions and there will also be an opportunity for members of the public to meet the team at Heather View and take a tour of the home.

One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s.  That’s about 127,000 people in the UK.  Most people who get Parkinson’s are aged 50 or over but younger people can get it too.

Heather View Care Home on Beacon Road in CrowboroughHome Manager, Trish Banks, explained why she is opening the doors to Heather View for the free advice event.

At Heather View, we understand that people caring for a loved one living with Parkinson’s find it really useful to have as much information as possible about the condition. 

By hosting a free information session we can open up direct access to trusted professionals who can provide expert advice and give people a chance to find out more about care services in the area.

Situated on Beacon Road in Crowborough, Care UK’s Heather View is a state-of-the-art care home which is designed to enable its residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives.  The care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation.

The session is on Wednesday 16th September from 2pm to 4pm.  To reserve a place at the event, please call Customer Relations Manager, Andrew Jarman on 0333 321 8843 or email andrew.jarman@careuk.com.

There is also a Parkinson’s Support Group which meets on the second Wednesday of the month at All Saints Church in Crowborough.




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