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September 2019

WALK-IT for Parkinson’s (Brantford-Brant County, Goderich, London, Hanover, Stratford, Waterloo Region, Wellington-Dufferin)

September 7, 2019

Be part of the excitement – get involved in WALK-IT for Parkinson’s this September! For information on times and locations, go to walk-it.ca    WALK-IT for Parkinson’s is Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario annual walk to help those living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Bring your family and friends and be part of this exciting event! WALK-IT for Parkinson’s ensures that every dollar raised in Southwestern Ontario will stay in Southwestern Ontario! Funds raised at WALK-IT for Parkinson’s will go to support local services, education, advocacy…

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WALK-IT for Parkinson’s (Chatham-Kent, Owen Sound, Port Elgin/Kincardine, Strathroy, Tillsonburg-Norfolk, Windsor-Essex, Woodstock-Ingersoll)

September 8, 2019

Be part of the excitement – get involved in WALK-IT for Parkinson’s this September! For information on times and locations, go to walk-it.ca    WALK-IT for Parkinson’s is Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario second annual regional walk to help those living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Bring your family and friends and be part of this exciting event! WALK-IT for Parkinson’s ensures that every dollar raised in Southwestern Ontario will stay in Southwestern Ontario! Funds raised at WALK-IT for Parkinson’s will go to support local services, education, advocacy…

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WALK-IT for Parkinson’s (Grand Bend and Sarnia-Lambton)

September 15, 2019

Be part of the excitement – get involved in WALK-IT for Parkinson’s this September! (For information on times and walk locations, go to www.walk-it.ca)   WALK-IT for Parkinson’s is Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario second annual regional walk to help those living with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Bring your family and friends and be part of this exciting event! WALK-IT for Parkinson's ensures that every dollar raised in Southwestern Ontario will stay in Southwestern Ontario! Funds raised at WALK-IT for Parkinson's will…

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WEBINAR: What is Parkinson’s?

September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Quincy Almeida, Director of Movement Disorders Research and Rehabilitation Clinic, Laurier University What is Parkinson's? This question is more common than people realize. This webinar welcomes all persons interested in learning about the basics of Parkinson's; whether you are a caregiver, a person living with Parkinson's or a health care professional looking to expand your knowledge of the disease. Dr. Quincy Almeida will be discussing the following topics:   Defining Parkinson's How is Parkinson's diagnosed? What are the…

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CarePartner Workshop (Waterloo)

September 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clair Hills Retirement Residence, 530 Columbia St W
Waterloo, Ontario N2T 0B1 Canada
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Free

Are you a CarePartner for Someone Living with Parkinson's? The CarePartner workshop is designed to share care strategies to help you provide better care for a loved one living with Parkinson's. 10:00 am - 10:45 am Ryan Young – Planning your Finances around Parkinson’s (Sun Life Financial) 10:45 am - 11:15 am Maureen Evans – Get LOUD! Therapy Speech Language Pathologist at Clarity Accent Services 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Colleen Daley – Discovering Supportive Lifestyles Through Retirement Living Retirement…

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October 2019

2019 Regional Parkinson’s Conference

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, 591 Wellington Rd
London, Ontario N6C 4R3 Canada
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$50

The conference is designed to provide information and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s. Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with Parkinson’s. (Registration begins at 8:30) Best Western Plus Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre 591 Wellington Rd, London Dr. Gloria Grace, C. Psych Department of Psychology and Clinical Neurological Sciences University Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre Cognitive and Emotional Challenges in Parkinson's Disease Dr. Scott Ryan Ph.D Assistant Professor Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University…

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November 2019

WEBINAR: Reducing Risk of Falls in People Living with Parkinson’s – A Physiotherapist’s Perspective

November 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation will provide an overview of the various factors that contribute to falls in people who live with Parkinson’s Disease as well as strategies to help decrease the risk of falling. Considerations to help manage freezing episodes and appropriate exercise interventions will be discussed. Karla Andrews is a Registered Physiotherapist who practices in the Guelph-area. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1995 and operates Andrews In-Home Physiotherapy. She has a special interest in Parkinson’s and a significant…

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December 2019

Holiday Open House

December 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario, 117-4500 Blakie Rd
London, Ontario N6L 1G5 Canada
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Free

Come Mix, Mingle and Share a Holiday Jingle at our Open House. An afternoon drop-in holiday celebration. Everyone Welcome! Munchies and beverages provided

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January 2020

WEBINAR: Advanced Therapies for Parkinson’s

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter:  Dr. Devin Hall Dr. Hall will review deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel infusion in the treatment of advanced Parkinson's. Register A Special Thanks to our Webinar Sponsor:

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February 2020

WEBINAR: Medication Management in Parkinson’s

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Greta Mah Greta Mah is the Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist at North York General Hospital's Geriatric Clinic for Parkinson's, Geriatric Day Hospital and Coordinator of the Fanny Bernstein Living Well with Parkinson's Program. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. In this webinar she will be addressing common questions and issues caregivers and Parkinson's patients ask regarding medication management. REGISTER TODAY! A Special Thanks to our Webinar Sponsor:

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