Branch Meetings and Activity Groups

We have a variety of speakers at our Branch meetings, including Health Professionals, local services and simply inspiring or entertaining people. Members are welcome to come to both meetings.

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Weymouth Group

We meet from 2.30pm to 4.00pm on the third Monday of the month. Meetings are at Upwey & Broadwey Memorial Hall, DT3 5NG.

Dorchester Group

As from March 27th, we will not meet in Dorchester. Attendances have been low so it’s uneconomical to carry on there. The last meeting at the Dorchester Cricket Club pavilion, DT1 2RY. will be Feb 28th.

NB Attendance at our monthly meetings has been very low recently so we would like to know what we can do to attract more of our members to attend. Are the subjects too boring? is it difficult to get to our venues (above)? or maybe the time of the meetings is inconvenient? Please contact Peter Dare or Dave Clegg with any ideas for future meetings.

Outings in red contact Jan Davis 01305 814965 to book

Fund raising in blue contact TBA

2019 (dates in reverse order, latest at the top)

Mon Dec 9th Weymouth Xmas lunch at Hotel Rembrandt, 12 noon for 12:30 start.

Fri Nov 22nd Dorchester Talk by Fire & Rescue followed by a Quiz if time.

Mon Nov 18th Weymouth Dr Luke Massey (replacing Dr Gregory) to talk about latest treatments for Parkinsons.

Fri Nov 15th Coach to Ottery St Mary for xmas shopping, leaving Littlemoor car park 10:15am and Tesco Dorchester at 10:30am, contact John or Jan Davis to book

Fri Oct 25th Dorchester Annie from Monkey World will talk about working with monkeys, she would like us to bring any old towels or blankets for the monkeys to play with.

Mon Oct 21st Weymouth Godfrey Williams to talk about Portland Lighthouse

Fri Sep 27th Dorchester Colin Davis from AbilityNet a group of volunteers who provide free help with IT for older people and people with disabilities

Mon Sep 23rd Wilma Goldstone is laying on a coach to Poole leaving Tesco Dorchester at 10am, leaving Poole at 3pm, if interested call Barry

Mon Sep 16th Weymouth Quiz

Wed 11th Sep Fish & chips lunch at Upwey Hall, PwPs go free, 3 for others + a game or two of Bingo

Fri 30th Aug Esplanade Table Top Sale

Mon 19th August 2pm Panto at the Pavilion

No meetings in August

Fri July 26th Dorchester Jo Evans will be reading a selection of Pam Ayres poems + tea with cakes.

Mon July 15th Weymouth David Levi from Dorset Waste Management to clear up what can be recycled and where does all the waste go.

Fri 12th July Esplanade Table Top Sale

Fri Jun 28th Dorchester A double header, Kevin Brooks talk entitled “Message in a Bottle” followed by Jules Walker from Age UK will answer any questions you may have.

Mon 17th June Goulds Tea @ 2:30pm

Wed 12th June Dorchester Street Collection - cancelled, weather amber warning

Fri May 24th Dorchester Social with a quiz

Mon May 20th Weymouth Stuart Morris to talk about the History of Weymouth Piers

Thu May 16th Trip to Monkey World (Revised date from the 9th) leave Littlemoor 10:15am then Tesco 10:30am.

Sat 27th April Collection at Weymouth Football Club

Fri Apr 26th Dorchester What can Reflexology do for PwPs? Izabel Carter will be picking our brains about our problems and talk about how reflexology could help.

Thu 25th April Morrisons Weymouth Collection

Mon Apr 15th Weymouth Social with bingo

Thu 11th April World Parkinson’s Day, details to be advised

Sat 30th March Quiz at Dorchester Cricket Club @ 7pm. Quizmaster is chairman Baz who will be selling the tickets (8 with a ploughmans) at our meetings. Run by his New Dimension group, proceeds will go to our group

Sat 23rd March Collection at Asda

Fri Mar 22nd Dorchester James Bayliss has organised a puzzle afternoon for us. He is an artist who can actually paint optical illusional pictures! Mind boggling!

Mon Mar 18th Weymouth AGM + celebrate St Patricks day so wear something green

Fri Feb 22nd Dorchester No meeting

Mon Feb 18th Weymouth Terry Bown, retired policeman, “A historical ride on a No. 15 bus from Paddington to Tower Hill”

Fri Jan 25th Dorchester Richard White, a fellow PwP, will be talking about and showing pictures of his adventures in the Maasai Mara game reserve in Kenya.

Mon Jan 21st Weymouth our first meeting at Upwey & Broadwey Memorial Hall will be the Red Cross first aid demonstration.

Thu Jan 3rd 2pm we are off to the Pavilion for the panto Dick Whittington, John and Jan Davis are taking bookings at 5 each. (now sold out)

Activity groups

Members can also take advantage of our activity groups

  • Exercise to Music (PDSW)
  • Hydrotherapy sessions. These consist of exercises in a warm water pool and are proving to be of great benefit to those with stiffness or rigidity or balance problems. (Funding has run out so no longer supported. However there are sessions at Dorchester sport cenre https://www.1610.org.uk and Wyvern https://www.neptuneaquatics.co.uk/wyvern-hydrotherapy-pool which you can book for yourself)
  • Yoga - We have another  teacher for Yoga for Parkinsons, Sharon Cox-Button. She has a session every Thursday at 09:15. Call Sharon on 07742 821937 or email to www.dorchesteryoga.co.uk so she knows you’re coming.
  • Carers meetings take place every 2nd friday of the month at the Hotel Rembrandt 10:30am, just turn up no need to book.
  • There is also an informal meeting for ex-carers every wednesday 10am in the Weymouth M&S cafe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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