April News and Events

Happy National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week runs from April 18-24. In the midst of Parkinson Awareness Month, it’s important that we take a moment to celebrate all the efforts of our volunteers across the country. There is no Parkinson Canada without you.

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose.

Certainly this year, that theme rings true. With dedicated SuperWalk and Support Group volunteers adjusting to the realities of COVID-19 and keeping the communities they serve top of mind. Whether you volunteer in one of these roles or any other way to support Canadians living with Parkinson’s, we Thank You.

East Coast Kitchen Party Recording

If you missed our East Coast Kitchen Party in March you won’t want to miss the recording! More than 600 people registered for this event and hundreds of screens tuned in for toe-tapping, foot stomping fun. The video was also shared as part of World Parkinson Day efforts to give people around the world a sense of Canadian hospitality with a Parkinson twist.

The East Coast of Canada has a long-standing tradition of family and friends gathering around the kitchen table, sharing great music, food and drink! With a pair of spoons, a fiddle, guitar or banjo, the room comes alive with singing, laughter and a feeling of community connection like no other!

Watch the recording:

Guten Appétit: Something’s Cooking for Parkinson’s on April 24

Parkinson Canada is proud to support Guten Appétit: Live virtual cooking classes and dinner parties with chef Anna Jahn as host and chef. Five themed meals, sommelier’s wine picks and stimulating company.

Cook along with Anna, learn something new, and engage in dialogue. A great opportunity to engage the whole household in a fun, accessible, and collaborative cooking experience. 

Proceeds and extra donations for each class will be donated to Parkinson Canada and other local charities.

Saturday, April 24, 6 to 8 pm: Marseille is calling: Moules Frites. In support of Parkinson Canada.

Learn more and register

No Matter What Resilience Webinar: April 29

Don’t miss our full article on this session and its speakers. 

No Matter What is a rallying cry for Canadians living with Parkinson’s, celebrating resilience, strength of spirit and perseverance. 

Nothing prepares you for Parkinson’s, but life goes on: No Matter What. Join our speakers who share what resilience means to them and specific strategies for living well with Parkinson’s. There is strength in numbers, there is hope in research, and there is support all around you. 

Learn more and register

iCare-PD Annual Meeting 2021

The iCARE-PD consortium is a multinational multidisciplinary research project aiming to develop innovative sustainable care models shifting from an (in)outpatient care model to home-based community centred integrated health care that focus in Integrated Care, Self-management support and Technology-enabled Care using a patient-centred approach.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in contributing to the conversation and will be hosted on May 10th, 700 AM – 1100 AM (EDT).

Registration details are coming soon. If you’d like to join, please comment on this post or email communicats@parkinson.ca.

Parkinson Awareness Month in the News

If you’ve been listening, hopefully you’ve heard one or more of these stories highlighting the issues of diagnosis and access to care and helping to put Parkinson’s on the map. For those who’d like to follow up, we share an incomplete list of media coverage earned to date here: 

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