January News and Events

2020 Year in Review coming soon

Stay tuned to Parkinson.ca, our social media, and your emails for a review on how you supported Canadians living with Parkinson’s through an unprecedented year.

We shared the highlights of that adaptation in Betty’s story, with more to come on how you helped Canadians with Parkinson’s and Parkinson Canada adapt in a challenging year. 

Things like: 

  • More than 10,000 views of at-home exercise content hosted by Parkinson Canada on Facebook and YouTube
  • Nearly 6,000 Information and Referral where more than 6.5% of callers directly acknowledged the impact of and asked questions about COVID-19 
  • And the 65 support groups who met online or by telephone through the year

Upcoming ‘You are Not Alone’ webinar

Dr. Mateusz Zurowski, Neuropsychiatrist at UHN/Toronto Western Hospital hosts a one-hour session on managing apathy, anxiety and depression on January 26 at 7pm ET. 

Join us for a webinar that shares a message you’ve heard from Parkinson Canada throughout the year: You Are Not Alone. Parkinson’s is classified as a movement disorder and in recent years the non-motor symptoms, including changes in mood, have been acknowledged as components of the disease. At least 50% of people with Parkinson’s experience depression and/or anxiety. 

Register here.

Parkinson Advisory Council applications close January 25

In our December edition, the Parkinson Advisory Council was announced. The call for applications closes on January 25. If you or someone you know are interested in sharing your voice directly as part of an effort to make sure that the insights of people with Parkinson’s are present in all that we do, please apply today.

ONDRI Community Engagement Webinar: Incorporating Remote Monitoring Technology into Research & Care for Neurodegenerative Disease, Stroke & Dementia

Join the Ontario Neurodegenerative Disease Research Institute for a webinar hosted on February 9 at 9:30am ET. This session will focus on sharing relevant research findings and the launch of their new research study called “HANDDS-ONT”, including a show and tell technology session.

Learn more and register via Eventbrite.

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