February News and Events: 2021 Year in Review, Vaccine Update and More

COVID-19 Vaccine and Parkinson’s 

There are currently two vaccines approved for COVID-19 available in Canada. There is no evidence to suggest that the COVID-19 vaccine is unsafe or ineffective for people with Parkinson’s. 

The vaccine is rolling out to priority groups first before being made available to the entire population. 

Read more about COVID and Parkinson’s on Parkinson.ca.

Motivation and Parkinson’s Disease Webinar Now Available

Have you lost your ‘get up and go’?  Apathy and Impulsivity can be very puzzling and challenging non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  Loss of motivation and lack of enthusiasm and interest can make a significant impact in the daily lives of those living with Parkinson’s, as well as their family members and loved ones. 

Dr. Mateusz Zurowski and Steve Iseman (who lives with Parkinson’s) talk about the challenges of motivation and how to overcome them. 

Watch the recorded session on YouTube.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s Website Launches

The 2021 “Pedaling for Parkinson’s” ride is now open, with details on the Prince Edward County event planned for the weekend of August 20-22.  

Visit www.pedalingforparkinsons.ca for more details, to register and get started fundraising, and for updates on other locations and the virtual Pedaling ride.

2021 Highlights Shared

Your thoughtful commitment to families touched by Parkinson’s has made a huge difference, especially during such a challenging year. Even with the pandemic limiting our ability to fundraise in 2020, Parkinson Canada will end last year in a better financial position than we predicted, thanks to YOU! Like so many families impacted by Parkinson’s, you showed true resilience last year with your support.

Infographic of 2020 accomplishments that donors helped Parkinson Canada achieve

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