Local Support Groups

There are three local support groups operating within Parkinson’s UK West Herts Branch: Hemel Hempstead, St. Albans and Watford. Each is listed on this page.

Hemel Hempstead Social and Support Meetings

There is a Monday Morning Get Together and Activities Group in Hemel Hempstead. The group meets twice a month for coffee, refreshments, board games, indoor curling, Nintendo Wii and more. All are welcome: people with Parkinson’s, carers and friends and family.

Where: Grove Hill Community Centre, Henry Wells Square, Aycliffe Drive, Hemel Hempstead HP2 6BJ


When: 2nd and 4th Monday in the month 10:30am – 12:00pm

Meeting dates are on our calendar and listed here, or watch out for the Branch newsletter to check the dates.

How much: £2.00, payable on the door. For more information contact Ruth Venn on 01442 399333

St Albans Social and Support Meetings

These are usually held on the last Monday of the month but please check the dates for exceptions. Each month there will be a topic of interest, education or entertainment followed by time to exchange news, relax and chat over refreshments.

Any member of the Branch and any person with Parkinson’s and their friends or family will be very welcome.

Where: YMCA Highfield Park Centre, 59 Russet Drive, St Albans, AL4 0DB. (Follow this link for a map).

When: Last Monday in the month (avoiding Bank Holidays), 1:45pm – 3:45pm.

Meeting dates are on our calendar and listed here.

For further information contact David Stanfield on 01727 837295 or email pwh-dbs@knotwork.org.uk.

Watford Social and Support Meetings

The Watford group has been meeting since summer 2015 and meets once a month for coffee, chat, information exchange, mutual support and fun activities!

All people with Parkinson’s, families, carers and friends are very welcome. This is a free event so please come and join us.

Watford Social Group
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Where: Asda Community Room, Asda superstore, St Albans Road, Watford (near the rear of the store next to the customer service desk) map link

When: 10:30am – 12:30pm on the 2nd Friday of the month.

Meeting dates are on our calendar and listed here.

For more information, contact Rose de Souza on 01923 211612 or email: rose2desouza@hotmail.com.