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Parkinson's singing group.

Byline: Kaiya Marjoribanks

A new Parkinson's Singing Group is starting in the ForthValley.

Open to everyone affected by the disease , including the family of sufferers and carers, the new group will begin on April 16 from 4.30pm until 6pm at Alva Academy . The group will continue to meet each Monday at the school in Academy Avenue, Alva.

It is open to people across central Scotland.

Chloe MacMillan, Parkinson's UK area development manager, said:"We want as many people as possible to come along. No singing experience is necessary and the singing sessions are great fun as well as providing real benefits for people with Parkinson's. Singing can help people improve their speech and strengthen their muscles.

"There is a strong social aspect, and lots of people find singing makes them feel better, which is really helpful for people who have issues with stress, anxiety or depression.

"We are thrilled to have the help of three extremely enthusiastic and skilled voice coaches from Alva Academy leading the singing sessions. There's already strong local interest in the group and it would be fantastic if as many people from across Scotland can come along."

For more information contact Chloe MacMillan, Parkinson's UK Area Development Manager, on 0300 123 3679 or at cmacmillan@parkinsons.org.uk

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Publication:Stirling Observer (Stirling, Scotland)
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Date:Apr 4, 2018
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