Parkinson’s Life, the leading European online newsletter for people with Parkinson’s chose to interview Fighting Fit co-founders Pat Salter and Laurel Miller who were both diagnosed with Parkinson’s while still in work, about the specific problems younger people with Parkinson’s face – and how they can continue to thrive in the workplace.
The article can be read on the Parkinson’s Life website and explores various aspects of the Fighting Fit programme, how it was conceived and developed and what the plans are for the future.
The article quotes Laurel as saying “It’s important for younger people to overcome feelings of isolation and stop thinking there’s no one else like this around them. There are – it’s just a question of connecting us all.”
Fighting Fit is an innovative residential weekend programme for younger and working-age people with Parkinson’s that encourages self-management. The aim is to provide information and sign-posting, to share experiences and discuss the practical and emotional impact of living and working with Parkinson’s.