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Hope on Display Calendar for 2015

We have been fortunate to receive a donation to produce the calendar again for 2015. We are now accepting submissions for consideration of all creative expressions by people living with Parkinson’s such as photography, painting, woodworking, etc.

If you're interested, please send your submission to debbie.davis@parkinson.ca. The deadline is August 29th.


Research Webinar: Freezing of Gait & Postural Instability 

Presented by: Dr. Julie Nantel, PhD in Physical Activity Sciences (biomechanics) from the University of Montreal, Assistant Professor, School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Dr. Julie Nantel’s research explores the aspects of freezing of gait and postural instability in Parkinson’s. She will discuss the research on the effects of aging, pathology and interventions on balance and falls.

Date: Tuesday July 22, 2014

Time: 12 pm (English) and 2 pm (French)

Please confirm your attendance by July 15, 2014 by sending an email to alineh.haidery@parkinson.ca. To access the webinar on the date and time indicated above, please click here.


Bill 21 Passes Final Vote: A Step in the Right Direction

Parkinson Society is pleased to announce that Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendments Act (Leaves to Help Families), 2014, passed third reading with all party support in the Ontario legislature. The legislation will allow caregivers to focus their attention on what matters most -- providing care to their loved ones -- without the fear of losing their job. To continue reading, please click here.


Regional Conference: Save the Date: October 24-25, 2014

October 24th: Dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Joseph DeSouza, Mechanisms Behind Dance Therapy

 

October 25th: Full day, with lunch

Dr. Ron Postuma, The Everything Else of Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Galit Kleiner-Fisman, Living Well with Parkinson's

Location: Westin, Bristol Place, Toronto

More information, including registration and fee details, will be made available soon.


Expert Webinar Series

Parkinson Society Canada will deliver its first Expert Webinar Series. These sessions are specifically designed for professionals who treat Parkinson’s and movement disorder patients.

These interactive sessions will be led by Canada’s leading Parkinson’s experts. For the list of upcoming webinars, please click here or visit www.parkinsonclinicalguidelines.ca/education.

Parkinson's Early & Young Onset Support Groups in the Region

Please click here to view details.

Young Onset Parkinson disease (YOPD) is a Parkinson diagnosis before the age of 40 and Early Onset Parkinson disease (EOPD) is a diagnosis between the ages of 41 and 60. 



Walking 4,361 Kilometres to World Parkinson Congress

Marg and Don Turner are walking to Portland (virtually). That is the location for the next World Parkinson Congress in 2016.

The walk is a means to build awareness and a fundraiser for Parkinson's.

To learn more and donate, please click here.

To learn more about hosting independent community events please contact jon.collins@parkinson.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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