Information kit for those people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s and for new members. These kits contain information on Parkinson’s and on relevant services in the ACT.
Our monthly newsletter keeps you up to date with support group activities, articles on the latest research, new services and practical tips for better managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
Parkinson’s ACT has a library of relevant books and DVD’s for members to borrow. Call into the Parkinson’s ACT office at S.H.O.U.T in the Pearce Community Centre.
Day time group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 10.30am. Activities include guest speakers such as doctors and allied health professionals and informal meetings giving members the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. New people are most welcome. Venue: Building One, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce.
Evening group caters for those people who are still working. It meets informally on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the evening. Time and place can be varied to suit participants. Venue: Building One, Pearce Community Centre, Collett Place, Pearce
Painting with Parkinsons meets on Friday morning at the National Botanical Gardens.
Visit our Multimedia page to view the 2 part video titled Making A Mark - Art as therapy for Parkinson's
Parkinson’s ACT participates in information sessions for students at the Medical School at the Australian National University. For information pamphlets and education resources visit the About Parkinson's page.
Activities include promoting World Parkinson’s Day in April and Parkinson’s Awareness Week in September.
Members are also available to talk with other community groups to enable a better understanding of Parkinson’s throughout the community.
Members participate in research programs. For instance, some of our members are participating in research investigating the prevention of falls in Parkinson’s disease to see if exercise reduces the frequency of falls. The research is run by the University of Sydney but members participate in Canberra.
There are many benefits of joining Parkinson’s ACT. Members receive our informative monthly bulletin, have access to our library and help give those living with Parkinson’s a stronger voice in the community. Contact us by phone or email (details below) and we will send you a membership form or you can download the form here.
For further information contact:
Parkinson’s ACT Inc office at S.H.O.U.T. (Self Help Groups United Together)
Ph 02 6290 1984 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
This web page is supported by the ACT Government under the ACT Health Promotion Grants.