Yorkshire academy helps families living with Parkinson’s

first_img A Yorkshire golf academy has teamed up with ‘Golf in Society’ to offer families living with Parkinson’s the chance to relax, learn new skills and socialise. Over 20 people attended the first event at the Rudding Park Golf Academy, Harrogate, and were partnered with club members as ‘Golf Buddies’ to play the game they love.  Golf in Society is a Social Enterprise initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of an ageing population by introducing them to the world of golf. The Rudding Park event was held in the run-up to Parkinson’s Awareness Week, which continues until Sunday. James King, Rudding Park Golf Manager, explained: “The Repton Short Course with six par-three holes offers a fantastic opportunity to continue to enjoy the game and the camaraderie.  The day was a huge success and we are already planning another event in May” Anthony Blackburn, founder of Golf in Society, said “Days out like these are priceless. Not only do they provide physical, mental and social stimulation for the person living with Parkinson’s, they offer the carers the chance to recharge their batteries too.  One gentleman we help was told he would never play golf again when diagnosed – he now plays every Thursday with me and it’s the highlight of his week” To find out more about the next Rudding Park ‘Golf in Society’ Day email golfinsociety@gmail.com To find out more about Parkinson’s Awareness Week visit www.parkinsons.org.uk 20 Apr 2016 Yorkshire academy helps families living with Parkinson’s last_img read more

Fire Station 4 Public Art Proposal Jury

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0The public is invited to view the final round of the jury process for public art for Fire Station 4 on Tuesday, January 24, at 6pm at the Main Fire Station Training Room, 100 Eastside St NE.  In addition, the public is invited to provide comment to the jury for their deliberation after conclusion of the presentations that evening.  The purpose of this jury, comprised of five members of the Olympia Arts Commission, is to make a final recommendation among the three proposals.  Proposals will be made by public artists Judith & Daniel Caldwell, Peter Reiquam and Haiying Wu.  The recommendation from this jury will go to the Olympia City Council on February 14 for final approval.  Following Council approval, the selected art proposal will be fabricated and installed.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Johnson, Arts & Events Manager, at 709-2678.last_img read more