Posts By: Karen Jones

The MS kids are alright

Source MS Trust: How your children will cope with your MS, is an ongoing concern for the majority of parents following diagnosis. Here Martin Baum, who was diagnosed with MS over 20 years ago and his son Josh, discuss how they coped and the impact it has had on them over the years. Many years ago,… Read more »

More sad news

Sue Alexander from Cholsey passed away last Thursday (husband Chris).  Sue had not been at the centre for quite a few years but used to be a regular on a Thursday having oxygen.   I do not have any details about funeral arrangements yet.  

Great holiday venue for disabled people and carers

One of our disabled members (in a wheelchair) has recently come back (and went last year) to a Revitalise Holiday.    They cater for every type of impairment including MS, Stroke, Dementia, Parkinsons and many more.  They have specially designed accessible excursions, live entertainment and daily activities supported by CQC-regulated care support.  They have three locations… Read more »

AGE UK – disability exercise class

AGE UK – disability exercise class: White Horse Leisure Centre, Abingdon 1-2 on a Monday Wheelchair users welcome, bars available for stability and chairs £3.30 Cafe and parking onsite.

Pilates Class for people with MS

There is an open morning for Stott Pilates next Tuesday 19th ( no charge for the open morning).  The class is from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. For individuals with MS, the class is subsidised by West Oxfordshire MS society. For anyone else who is attends, it is £10 per session.  The instructor is very experienced, and has done… Read more »

NEEDED: Recycled Inkjet Cartridges

Each wanted cartridge that is recycled will raise £1 for the charity. Over 188 Inkjet Cartridges Makes you can recycle include HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, Neopost.   Inkjet cartridges must be in suitable condition to be recycled.  Recycling Criteria Only virgin cartridges on our wanted items list raise money for charity when recycled. All inkjet cartridges must… Read more »

Innovative clinical research using robotic technology to improve balance & mobility for people living with MS

A ground-breaking clinical research trial is inviting people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to take part in the evaluation of a balance exercise program using a robotic walking device. This trial is the only research trial in this field taking place in the UK for people diagnosed and living with MS. The trial is pioneering… Read more »

Research shows hot chocolate could help reduce fatigue

Source MS Society: We know around 90% of people with MS experience fatigue, which can severely impact their quality of life. Researchers at Oxford Brookes University looked at whether flavonoid-rich hot chocolate was able to provide a benefit to people with MS fatigue. 40 people took part in the trial – half drank a flavonoid-rich hot… Read more »