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December 2018

Holiday Open House

December 12, 2018 @ 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 2019

WEBINAR: Holistic Approaches for Parkinson’s

January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Dr. Maria Shapoval The presentation is an evidence-based discussion of the current naturopathic treatments that are available for the management and/or prevention of Parkinson’s. The presentation will include a range of topics such as diet, lifestyle, nutritional and herbal supplements, mind-body connection, impact of gut on neurological health and of course, the importance of exercise. The focus will be on what can patients or caregivers start doing today in order to reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s and/or to reduce…

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February 2019

WEBINAR: Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Farrer Dr. Matthew Farrer will present his research into the genetics of Parkinson’s disease. How he got started and his academic influences, and what he hoped the outcome would be. Along the way he had many adventures, in many parts of the world, and he's been humbled by the resilience and generosity of so many families … from working in North America, to Northern Europe, Norway, Sweden and the Faroes, to tracing the Phoenicians to Carthage, Tunisia,…

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March 2019

WEBINAR: 10 Commandments of Caregiving

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presenter:  Kim Hill Since 2000, Kim has been providing social work supports to families across the Waterloo Region. In 2018, Kim began a private practice to support individuals and caregivers who are managing a chronic health condition. Kim's practice provides support to families by assisting them in coordinating their care, navigating health care systems and providing advocacy to their care teams. The aim of this support is to improve health outcomes for both patients and their caregivers. Register A Special…

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April 2019

Living Well Conference: What’s in You PD Toolkit? (Cambridge)

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre, 700 Hespeler Rd.
Cambridge, ON N3H 5L8 Canada
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$30

The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Stephanie Boyd Director/Physiotherapist, Pathways Therapy Physio and Parkinson’s – What’s Involved? Carissa Heinbuck and Charlene Ewing Speech-Language Pathologists, Grand River Hospital, Freeport Campus Communication and Swallowing Impairment in Parkinson's: What Role do Speech Language Pathologists Play? Dr. Camila Aquino Neurologist The Role of a Neurologist in Parkinson's Disease Breakout Sessions: Dr. Jeff Holmes and Dr. Liliana Alvarez Exploring Unmet Caregiver Support Needs: A…

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Living Well Conference: What’s in Your PD Toolkit? (Walkerton)

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Best Western Plus Walkerton Hotel and Conference Centre, 10 Eastridge Rd.
Walkerton, Ontario N0G 2V0 Canada
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$30

The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Ruthanne Houston Speech-Language Pathologist How Does Parkinson's Affect Communication and Swallowing? Dr. Jill Plantz Chiropractor, Peak Performance Chiropractic Clinic The Role of Manual Therapy and Exercise for Parkinson's Disease Dr. Charles Dafe Neurologist, Grey Bruce Health Centre Roles and Responsibilities of a Neurologist in Parkinson's Breakout Sessions: Dr. Jeff Holmes and Dr. Liliana Alvarez Exploring Unmet Caregiver Support Needs: A Participatory Research Focus…

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Parkinson’s Medical Reception & AGM

April 11 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Ivy Spencer Leadership Centre, 551 Windermere Rd
London, Ontario N5X 2T1 Canada
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Celebrate World Parkinson's Day by honouring our Medical Partners in the Southwestern Ontario Community Annual General Meeting (members are encouraged to attend) - 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm Medical Reception (everyone is welcome) and 2019 Graduate Student Research Program announcement - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Wine & hors d'oeuvres will be served. Please RSVP by April 1, 2019 by contacting Shelley Rivard at 1-888-851-7376 or [email protected]

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Living Well Conference: What’s in Your PD Toolkit? (Stratford)

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Best Western Plus: The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario St.
Stratford, Ontario N5A 3J3 Canada
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$30

The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson’s in Southwestern Ontario. Stephanie Boyd Director/Physiotherapist, Pathways Therapy Physio and Parkinson's - What's Involved? Kerry King Speech-Language Pathologist, Connect Speech Language and Swallowing Services  Louder, Clearer: Speech and Voice Changes in Parkinson's and How Speech-Language Pathologists Help Dr. Mary Jenkins Associate Professor of Neurology, Western University The Role of the Neurologist in Parkinson's Management - It Takes a Team Breakout Sessions: Dr. Jeff Holmes…

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WEBINAR: Living Well With Parkinson’s – My Story

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Larry Gifford, Senior Program Director and Manager of Talk & Talent for Corus Vancouver, has spent nearly 30 years as an award winning radio reporter and manager. Gifford was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease in August 2017. In September 2018, he launched the podcast “When Life Gives You Parkinson’s” which details his journey with the disease as a guy in his 40’s with a family and a career. The show was named among the Best of 2018 by Apple…

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Living Well Conference: What’s in Your PD Toolkit? (Windsor)

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Holiday Inn & Suites (Ambassador Bridge), 1855 Huron Church Rd
Windsor, Ontario N9C 2L6 Canada
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$30

The Living Well Conferences provide information, education and support to people living and working with Parkinson's in Southwestern Ontario. Lauren Fleming Registered Dietician Nutrition Considerations for Parkinson's Disease Melissa Vincent Speech-Language Pathologist, Bayshore Therapy & Rehab Parkinson's Disease: Swallowing and Voice Dr. Mike Winger Neurologist, Windsor Regional Hospital The Importance of a Neurologist Breakout Sessions: Dr. Jeff Holmes and Dr. Liliana Alvarez Exploring Unmet Caregiver Support Needs: A Participatory Research Focus Group for Caregivers (for Caregivers Only) This workshop is…

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