Spring 2015 Regional Parkinson’s Conference Centre
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson's
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
4500 Blakie Road, Unit 117
April is Parkinson's Awareness Month - Click here to find out how we are raising awareness and how you can join in.
Parkinson SuperWalk Website is Live! - Don’t forget to register early for your chance to win in our Early Bird draw. Anyone who registers and raises $100 online by May 31, 2015 will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $500 Roots gift card! Go to parkinsonsuperwalk.ca to register or for more information.
Research Study - Dr. Penny MacDonald with The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University is currently seeking individuals diagnosed with Parkinson's as well as other volunteers to participate in a research study on training of attention, memory and thinking. Click here to find out more.
Caregivers - Tell us what information and topics are important and interesting to you so that we can develop targeted resources to make your job easier. Click here to find out more.
Make your donations stretch - Invite your Member of Parliament to help Canadians give more throughout their lifetime to shape their communities! Tell them it’s time to Stretch! Click here to find out more.
Celebrate Year of the Brain in 2015 - Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario has joined a host of other organizations across Southwestern Ontario to raise awareness of the brain during 2015. To find out more or to attend an event, Click here.
National Grand Prize Draw Winner - Amanda Mulder is the lucky winner of the 60” Sharp AQUOS® LCD television. Amanda walked (on crutches) at the London & Area Parkinson SuperWalk. Read more ...
London Lightning - At the December 18, 2014 game the winning 50/50 ticket number was announced but not claimed. If you think you have the winning number, please call 519-652-9437.
Thank you SuperWalkers for raising over $399,000 through the 2014 Parkinson SuperWalk for support services and research. If you are interested in becoming part of the organizing committee for the 2015 Parkinson SuperWalk in your area, contact Steve Hickson at 1-888-851-7376.
Save the Date - The Spring Parkinson's Regional Conference takes place May 13, 2015 at Holiday Inn Sarnia/Point Edward Hotel & Conference Centre. The conference is designed to give information and support to people living and working with Parkinson's. Our professional speakers are dedicated to helping people live better with Parkinson's. For more information, click here.
New Canadian Study on Parkinson's Disease - The National Population Health Study of Neurological Conditions has been completed. Click here to learn more and to read the report yourself.
Tim Hague Sr. Winner of the Inaugural Season of Amazing Race Canada spoke at the Second Annual Kool 105.3 Parkinson Golf Classic. Click here to view his amazing presentation.
Were you unable to participate in a conference or webinar? Good news - we have material from past conferences and webinars. To find out more, 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), passed the 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.
Parkinson's Awareness Month - On April 1, 2014 statements about Parkinson's were made at Queen's Park launching Parkinson's Awareness Month. To read the transcript of the proceedings, please click here.
Expert Webinar Series were sessions specifically designed for professionals who treat Parkinson's and movement disorder patients. These interactive sessions were led by Canada's leading Parkinson's experts. To view these sessions, click here.fi aaa
First-Time Donors' Super Credit (FDSC) - The budget proposes to introduce a temporary supplement to the existing non-refundable tax credit for charitable donations by individuals. Click here to find out more.
Class action proceeding in regards to Requip (generic name ropinirole hydrochloride) has been certified in Ontario. All persons resident in Canada (except the province of Quebec) who were prescribed this treatment and who have Impulse Control Disorders may qualify as a Class Member. Individuals with Parkinson’s who wish to participate in the process must fill out a questionnaire which is available at www.thomsonrogers.com
For more information on the International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's Disease and related disorders, please click here.
Ontario Trillium Foundation Support for Communications Position - Thanks to a $163,200 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, The Parkinson Societies of Ontario will work collaboratively to improve communications about Parkinson’s disease and access to our programs and services.
The Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson’s Disease is a publication that was issued for the first time in Canada with the aim of creating a consistent standard for diagnosing and treating Parkinson's. These guidelines were designed for a broad range of health professionals to ensure they have a detailed understanding of Parkinson’s, and will enable all practitioners to work effectively to improve the course of their treatment for patients and clients. For more information and to view the guidelines, click here.