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Administrator aims to help people affected by Parkinson's

Administrator aims to help people affected by Parkinson's

Friday 28 July 2023

Administrator aims to help people affected by Parkinson's

Friday 28 July 2023

Parkinson's Guernsey has appointed a new Administrator to co-ordinate the charity's work, with one of her primary aims to find new opportunities to help people living with, and affected by Parkinson's.

Peter Neville, Chair of Parkinson’s Guernsey said he was "delighted to welcome" Mélanie Hardouin as the charity's Administrator.

Parkinson’s Guernsey is a non-profit organisation that helps those affected by Parkinson’s – both people with Parkinson’s and their loved ones and carers.

“Mélanie has extensive experience of planning, organising and delivering services in the non-profit sector," he explained.

"She has already arranged a number of exercise activities that aim to help people of all ages and at all stages of the condition with their mobility. Exercise can improve enormously the mental and physical wellbeing of people with Parkinson’s and Mélanie is fully involved in extending the range of activity sessions we offer.”

Ms Hardouin said she is very excited by her new role and wants to help people with Parkinson's "live better".


Pictured: Early symptoms of Parkinson's include tremors.

Parkinson's disease is a "chronic degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system" (Wikipedia).

The symptoms include tremor, rigidity, slowness of movement, and difficulty walking. They can also extend to problems with cognition, behaviour, sleep, and sensory systems.

“I'm thrilled to be able to contribute the expertise gained during my previous experience of working for charities and humanitarian organisations to the task of helping people with Parkinson's live better," Ms Hardouin said.

“The immediate aim is to increase the support we provide to people with Parkinson's in the Bailiwick, their families and their carers. This involves expanding the range of our weekly exercise and mobility classes and creating momentum by introducing monthly speakers, wellbeing workshops and taster sessions on new activities.

“I also want to generate more interest in and awareness of Parkinson's through our newsletter, the use of social media and the expansion of special events.

“Needless to say, I'm really excited by this new challenge and the opportunity it provides to help people affected by Parkinson's.” 

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