Mark your calendar and resolve to live your best in 2017

Kimberley Singian, RN, MSN

Every month, we have an opportunity for you to take charge of Parkinson’s and learn to live your best. Whether you are a person with Parkinson’s or sharing a home with someone living with the disease, why not make 2017 the year to learn more about how to live your best each day.

Topics cover understanding depression, medical marijuana, nutrition tips, and Parkinson’s disease and driving, among others. We’ve got a full year of podcasts (audio only) and webinars (visuals and audio), geared to topics that you won’t want to miss.

Give us one hour of your time each month and we’ll deliver insights from leading Canadian experts.  And you’ll be able to ask questions each session, too!

Mark your calendar now to make 2017 your year of learning!

February 14: Parkinson’s disease and the emotional rollercoaster; podcast with Sandie Jones, Parkinson Canada.

March 14: Medical Marijuana; webinar with Jonathan Zaid, founder and executive director of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM). Zaid is recognized as a leading industry expert on medical cannabis, with a specialization on cost-coverage.

April 11:  World Parkinson’s Day – 200 years; podcast with Sandie Jones, Information and Referral Associate, Parkinson Canada.

May 11: Parkinson’s disease & nutrition; webinar with Nicole Shuckett, registered dietitian, from the Jeff and Diane Ross Movement Disorders Clinic and the ALS clinic at Sunnybrook Hospital.

June 13: Advanced stages of Parkinson’s; podcast with Sandie Jones, Parkinson Canada.

July 11: Physiotherapy and Parkinson’s; webinar with physiotherapists and founders Jan Goldstein and Rebecca Gruber of One Step Ahead Mobility.

August 8: Young onset Parkinson’s disease; podcast with Sandie Jones, Parkinson Canada.

September 12: Parkinson’s disease and driving; webinar with Beth Robertson, Occupational Therapist, McGill University Health Centre.

October 10: Build your PD health team; podcast with Sandie Jones, Parkinson Canada.

November 14: PD stress management; webinar with social worker Elaine Book, Center Coordinator and Clinic Social Worker for the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre, an NPF Center of Excellence, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

December 12: Surviving the holidays; podcast with Sandie Jones, Parkinson Canada.
All of the one-hour sessions begin at noon (ET) and are delivered by experts on the topic of discussion. You will require access to a computer and you must register in advance at for each individual session you plan to attend.

The January session, on PD and Depression, with Kimberley Singian, RN, MSN, and Dr. Zahra Goodarzi, was broadcast yesterday, and you can replay it in the coming days by going to All of the podcasts and webinars will be archived for playback a few days following their broadcast date.

Sandie Jones, an Information and Referral Associate at Parkinson Canada, will present each podcast, broadcast every second month in 2017, beginning in February. These sessions require only a telephone for access on the day of broadcast. You can choose to access the podcast using your computer.

Instructions to connect to podcasts only by phone:
Call 1(866)850-3418 or callers in the Greater Toronto Area may dial 416-915-8692. The participant code is 9415905.

Instructions to connect to podcasts only by computer
Log into the call using this link. Once you have opened the link, choose to enter as a guest. Turn on your speakers. Please send in any questions for Sandie Jones, in advance of the podcast, to