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Local Parkinson’s sufferer encouraging others to get involved in their societies

Today is World Parkinson’s Day.

Its aim is to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease, promoting a greater understanding of the condition – that reduces nerve cells – and how it can affect a person.

Locally, a choir was set up in Kilkenny specifically for people with Parkinson’s disease.

KCLR’s John Kinsella, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2012, is a member of the choir – he says anybody with the condition should consider joining a group like that or find something they love that invigorates them.