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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, Parksville

Parkinson Society British Columbia recognizes the efforts made by carepartners and caregivers every day. On October 18, we invite all carepartners/caregivers to join us for an afternoon of education, socialization and relaxation.

Guest speakers will share experiences and strategies for coping with the complexities that arise as a result of Parkinson's disease.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Special notice: An adjacent room will be available for people with Parkinson's (PwP) to partake in activities (e.g., light exercise, dancing, singing), while their carepartner/caregiver participates in the sessions. We ask that PwP coming to the event respect this room divide, and not attend sessions unintended for them. This room will be managed by volunteers who will provide companionship and light exercise activities. The volunteers will not be medical professionals.

 

Date: Friday, October 18
Time: 1:00pm – 4:30pm (registration opens at 12:30pm)
Location: Parksville Community Centre
132 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville [map]
Capacity: 50 workshop registrants / 30 PwP
Fees: PSBC Member: $30 | Member Couple/Pair: $45
Non-member: $40 | Non-member Couple/Pair: $55

 

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Communication and Swallow Workshops

Communication & Swallow Workshop, Kelowna

This full-day interactive and participatory workshop, led by Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Sherri Zelazny, will focus on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson's (PwP). It is 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.

If you are a healthcare professional looking to learn more about communication and swallowing challenges for people with Parkinson's and methods to support your clients, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding.

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.

Registration for this workshop closes on Monday, September 23.

 

Date: Saturday, September 28
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (registration begins at 9:30am)
Location: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center | 2170 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna [map]
Capacity 40 attendees
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | PSBC Member (Couple/Pair) $40
Non-Member $35 | Non-Member (Couple/Pair) $60

Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at 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 & Swallow Workshop, White Rock

This full-day interactive and participatory workshop, led by Registered Speech Language Pathologist, Sherri Zelazny, will focus on the communication and swallowing challenges faced by people with Parkinson's. It is 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.

If you are a healthcare professional looking to learn more about communication and swallowing challenges for people with Parkinson's and methods to support your clients, this workshop will provide you with a general understanding.

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.

Registration for this workshop closes on Wednesday, November 13.

Date: Saturday, November 16
Time: 10:00am – 2:30pm (Registration begins 9:30am)
Location: Hazelmere Golf & Tennis Club | 18150 8 Avenue, Surrey [map]
Fees: PSBC Member $25 | Members (Couple/Pair) $40
PSBC Non-Member $35 | Non-members (Couple/Pair) $60

Parkinson Society endeavors to make attendance at 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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Community Talks

Community Talk, Cranbrook: Q&A with Cheryl Daniels

Join us on October 7th in Cranbrook for a community talk with Cheryl Daniels, Registered Nurse from the Kelowna Multiple Sclerosis and Movement Disorders Clinic.

This session will allow for attendees to bring forth their own questions to Cheryl on Parkinson's medication and management. Come prepared for an hour of Q&A!

We welcome all individuals with Parkinson's to this talk, as well as their spouses and/or carepartners/caregivers, as they may benefit from learning more about the disease to assist in supporting their loved one.

Date: Monday, October 7
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Heritage Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
803 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook [map]
Capacity: 15
Fees: Free

 

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Moving Forward, Together

Mft 2019 Website Page BannerParkinson Society British Columbia invites all members of the Parkinson’s community in BC to join us for an exciting opportunity to learn about recent scientific breakthroughs and disease management techniques.

Moving Forward, Together will foster an educational and inspirational space for enriching the connection between people with Parkinson's, carepartners, friends, and healthcare professionals. The return of this much-anticipated event will feature prominent local, national, and international presenters who will speak to topics related to the treatment and management of Parkinson’s and its associated challenges. The conference will include two morning plenaries and eight afternoon breakout sessions, which aim to offer a diversified itinerary for all attendees, from researchers to individuals who are at different journey points of Parkinson's.

This year we will be offering a new breakout stream specifically for healthcare professionals to attend and expand their knowledge of Parkinson's disease.  

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