Fighting Fit is the brainchild of a small group of passionate working-age people living with Parkinson’s who are supported by healthcare professionals, neuro-physiotherapists and experts in related fields.
‘It’s taken me nearly 4 long years to pull Parkinson’s information together. It’s been like doing a jigsaw and I am still finding new pieces every day. Our vision for the two days of Fighting Fit is that it will give you a head start to live and work well with Parkinson’s.’Pat Salter
The organisation was established at the start of 2018 specifically to support younger and working-age people with Parkinson’s by providing a weekend residential programme of exercise, information and friendship.
A number of working–age groups contributed to the design of the programme and helped by providing support, advice and encouragement – most notably the Aylesbury Heroes working-age group in Buckinghamshire.
A considerable number of Parkinson’s UK staff are generously supporting the development and delivery of the programme.
‘Meeting positive, like-minded people to share information, feelings and activities has really helped me to help myself. We all occasionally need a nudge to find the time to do more. We developed Fighting Fit as a catalyst to help make this happen’Laurel Miller