World Parkinson's Day 2023

World Parkinson’s Day takes place on 11 April every year to raise awareness of Parkinson's.

Parkinson's disease is different for everyone. Different symptoms, different experiences. The diagnosis is frightening and there is currently no cure. Living with Parkinson's disease can be difficult, but one thing stands out. The Parkinson's community is bright and shiny.

A community that finds its own light

Light up your own home blue or ask a business in your local community. This could be the village hall, local shops or cafes or where your local Parkinson's group meets. Get your neighbours involved too and turn your whole street blue.

Poems for World Parkinson's Day

If you have been touched by Parkinson's, help us to shine a light with a poem this World Parkinson’s Day. Let your bright and brilliant shine through and write a short poem. Tell the world how Parkinson’s has affected you or someone you care about.

You may have had Parkinson’s for years or be newly diagnosed. Maybe someone you love is living with Parkinson’s. Why not ask your family to write about how they feel about Parkinson’s? Or sit with a group of friends and write something together? Every one of our stories is unique and special. Together we can raise awareness of Parkinson’s.

Your poem can take any form. It might rhyme, it might not. It doesn’t matter, it’s up to you. It’s your Parkinson’s story. Tell it your way but please keep it short, no more than 5 lines.

Share your poem on social media

Remember to use the hashtag #WorldParkinsonsDay and be sure to tag @QualityCareLtd

A Parkinson's Pollard's Promises

A 'wish' was granted to a person who suffers with Parkinson's in the past by Pollard's Promises. Dennis, was nominated by his Carer Anna, who told us that Dennis suffers with Parkinson’s but remains fiercely independent.

With a lifelong love of flowers, Dennis keeps his garden looking beautiful all year round, growing and maintaining over 100 species. Home Instead North Devon wanted to encourage his interest and fulfilment in life and asked us if we could arrange a trip to Rosemoor Gardens.

As well as the trip to the gardens, the Pollard's Promises team treated Anna and Dennis to lunch with the Curator of the gardens who provided Dennis with some top tips on growing his garden further.

If you know of a carer or care recipient like Dennis who would appreciate a 'wish' of their own, then please nominate them today.

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