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The following is a list of our planned education events at present. Those events indicating they are to be determined (TBD) will still require further arrangements with local groups, speakers and venues. 

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Carepartner Workshops

Time Out for Carepartners Workshop, Castlegar

Parkinson Society British Columbia recognizes the efforts made by carepartners and caregivers every day. On August 24th, we invite all carepartners/caregivers to join us for a morning of education, socialization and relaxation.

Our speaker, Canadian Clinical Counsellor, Myriame Lépine Lyons, will share information and strategies for coping with the complexities that arise as a result of Parkinson's disease.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm (registration begins at 9:00am)
Location: Kinnaird Community Hall | 2320 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar [map]
Capacity: 50 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 20 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the workshop and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $10
PSBC Non-Member $15

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Time Out for Carepartners Workshop, Kelowna

Join us for a day of education, socialization and relaxation. Expert speakers will share experiences and strategies for coping with the complexities that arise as a result of Parkinson's disease.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Ramada Kelowna Hotel & Conference Center | 2170 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna [map]
Capacity: 100 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 50 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $30 | PSBC Members (Couple/Pair) $45
PSBC Non-Member $40 | PSBC Non-Members (Couple/Pair) $55
Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at educational events accessible to all who may benefit. The Society may be able to subsidize attendance fees for those who require financial assistance. Please contact us for more details.

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Communication and Swallow Workshops

These full-day interactive and participatory workshops, led by Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Sherri Zelazny, will focus on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson's (PwP). They are open to those already experiencing communication and swallowing challenges, as well as those who wish to be proactive in their treatment.

Our communication and swallow workshops utilize methods developed as part of the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment® (LSVT®) which have been clinically proven to enhance communication for individuals with Parkinson's and other neurological conditions.

If you have Parkinson's but are not currently experiencing communication or swallowing difficulties, participating in the workshop may help reduce stress, frustration and complications related to communication down the road.

If you already experience issues with communication and swallowing, this workshop will provide you with effective evidence-based tools to address common problems of disordered articulation, diminished facial expression and impaired swallowing.

Participants will be required to watch a pre-workshop webinar and complete a questionnaire prior to the event. The pre-workshop materials will be provided to you in an email following your registration.

A catered lunch will be provided.

Facilitator: Sherri K. Zelazny, MA RSLP, CCC-SLP
Registered Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified LSVT® Practitioner

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Executive Hotel Vancouver Airport | 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond [map]
Capacity 40 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair) $40
Non-Member $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair) $60

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Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites | 8750 204 Street, Langley [map]
Capacity 40 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair) $40
Non-Member $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair) $60

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Community Talks

Community Talk, Prince George

Join PSBC for an afternoon of education with Clinical Counsellor, Myriame Lépine Lyons. Myriame will discuss emotional and mental health for those affected by Parkinson's disease.

This talk is for both people with Parkinson's and their carepartners/caregivers. A light lunch will be provided and the education session will begin at 1:00pm.

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm (registration begins at 11:30am)
Location: Spruce Capital Senior's Recreation Centre | 3701 Rainbow Drive, Prince George [map]
Capacity: 50 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 25 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $10
PSBC Non-Member $15

 

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Conferences

Regional Conference, Vancouver

Parkinson's disease is a unique and complex condition. To assist in expanding your knowledge of the disease, on November 24th, Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) will host an afternoon of learning in Vancouver.

Our regional conferences are immersive and interactive opportunities for people affected by the disease to learn from leading experts while connecting with the Parkinson's community. The conference does not include a meal, however light refreshments will be provided.

Topics covered at this conference will include:

  • Parkinson's Disease101: Nancy Polyhronopoulos, Registered Nurse (RN) at the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)Clinic
  • Speech and Swallow: Jamie Russell, MScA, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (RSLP), Certified by Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SLP(C)
  • Finding Stability: Balance and falls management: Gina Fernandez, Occupational Therapist (OT) in Richmond
Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018
Time: 1:00pm – 4:15pm (registration begins at 12:30pm)
Location: Library Square Conference Centre (Alice MacKay Room) | 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver [map]
Capacity: 150 attendees
To ensure the best learning experience, a minimum of 50 participants will be required 7 days prior to the event date. Please be advised that if these numbers are not met, we will be unable to proceed with the conference and all registrants will receive a full refund.
Fees: PSBC Member $15 | PSBC Members (Couple/Pair) $25
PSBC Non-Member $25 | PSBC Non-Members (Couple/Pair) $45
Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at educational events accessible to all who may benefit. The Society may be able to subsidize attendance fees for those who require financial assistance. Please contact us for more details.

 

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Webinars

Active Living Webinar Series
Registration for this webinar series has reached capacity. Should you wish to be placed on a waitlist, please contact Myriame at 604-662-3240 | 1-800-668-3330 | mlepinelyons@parkinson.bc.ca

Exercise is a known staple to healthy living – especially for people with Parkinson's disease. Regular exercise helps maintain balance, strength, mobility and overall physical and mental well-being. This August, join PSBC as we host, for the first time, an Active Living Webinar Series, in which we will discover how different healthcare professionals promote active living for those with Parkinson's. This four-part series will take place each Tuesday throughout August.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Occupational Therapists support people in maintaining meaningful everyday activities in order to lead productive and joyful lives. Gina Fernandez joins us for this webinar looking into the benefits of Occupational Therapy for people with Parkinson's and their carepartners.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Recreation Therapist, Nicole Sales, uses leisure and interest activities to promote the well-being of people with Parkinson's. Join her as she discusses the benefits of Recreation Therapy and available programs.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Select chiropractors may be able to assist in treating problems with the nervous system including balance, coordination and breathing. Dr. Ashkan Jalili, licensed chiropractor with training in neurology, joins us to discuss how chiropractors may be able to support people with Parkinson's.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Nicole Neilson, RN an imaging coordinator at UBC closes the series with a look into new research findings on exercise and Parkinson's.

Register today to reserve a spot for yourself, household or group! If you will be watching the webinar on the same computer or screen as another person or group, only one registration is required.

Date: Every Tuesday in August
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Via webinar. Instructions on how to access the presentation will be sent out 24 hours before the webinar's start time.
Capacity: 200
Fees: Free

 

For more information contact us at:
604-662-3240 | 1-800-668-3330 | info@parkinson.bc.ca