Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) has a network of more than 50 support groups throughout BC. We recognize, however, that not every person with Parkinson's or carepartner has access to a support group or is comfortable in a group setting.
No one is ever prepared for a diagnosis of Parkinson's and no one understands what it is like to live with Parkinson’s better than another person living with it. These are the reasons why PSBC developed the PDLink Program.
What is PDLink?
PDLink provides peer support to people affected by Parkinson's by connecting them with someone who has had experiences similar to their own. This program is available for those who wish to offer or seek support, including:
- people with Parkinson's at any stage of disease progression
- people with Young Onset Parkinson's disease
- people with Parkinson's who have received, or are waiting to receive, Deep Brain Stimulation surgery or Duodopa® therapy
- careparters or caregivers
You and your PDLink volunteer will be able to communicate either by email or phone; there is no face-to-face interaction in PDLink. The number and the frequency of contacts are up to you and your PDLink volunteer and you may discontinue participation at any time. This service is available to anyone in BC and the Yukon.
Download the PDLink brochure.
For more information on the PDLink program, please contact us.