A Walk in the Park - Sunday 31 August
Get moving at Parkinson’s Victoria’s A Walk in the Park on Sunday 31 August at Federation Square.
Join us for a leisurely 4km walk along the Yarra River at 11am. The day will also include free entertainment, live music, fun kids’ activities and a sausage sizzle at Fed Square from 9am until 1.30pm.
Individuals, teams and even dogs are welcome to enter to show their support and raise funds for people living with Parkinson’s.
All participants are encouraged to fundraise. By raising just $25, you will receive a limited edition A Walk in the Park 2014 t-shirt. Whether you achieve $25, $250 or $2,500, every valuable dollar raised will make a difference.
With a target of $170,000, we need your help today. All funds raised from A Walk in the Park will go to specifically increasing services and funding research.
Register now at www. parkinsonswalk.org.au
It’s as easy as A Walk in the Park!
Living Well Seminar
Thursday 11 - Friday 12 September 2014
Bayview Eden Melbourne
We invite you to join us for this unique seminar: Living Well: a patient and health care professional education event which is being held in Australia for the first time, addressing the challenges for those who have been living with Parkinson’s for some time. It will take place in Melbourne over two days, and focuses on two groups:
People Living with Parkinson’s
Thursday 11 – Friday 12 September 2014
Focusing on the needs of people who have had Parkinson’s for seven years or more. You will have the opportunity to interact with experts in Parkinson’s care and be empowered with helpful information relating to treatment and lifestyle choices.
Running parallel, will be a stream for:
Health Care Professionals
Thursday 11 September 2014
For those who deliver care to people living with Parkinson’s. You will be provided with important information regarding treatment options and care challenges.
REGISTRATION FOR BOTH EVENTS - NOW OPEN
Health Care Professionals
Click here to register: http://www.trybooking.com/FEAT
See flyer attached: Living Well Registration Flyer HCP
People Living with Parkinson’s and their carers
Click here to register:http://www.trybooking.com/FEBQ
See flyer attached: Living Well registration flyer PLWP
World Parkinson's Day 2014
Informative Lecture: ‘Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow’
On Thursday 10th April 2014 Parkinson’s Victoria and the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health hosted a public lecture to celebrate World Parkinson’s Day 2014. It proved to be a successful evening with excellent attendance and two highly informative lectures delivered by Professor Meg E. Morris and Professor Malcolm Horne.
Professor Morris’ slides can be found here Help for Today
A recording of Professor Horne’s lecture can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnuWfsjacuc&feature=youtu.be
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of this event.
Dance for Parkinson's
In January 2014 the 7:30 Report (ABC TV) recently aired an empowering story about living well with Parkinson's and how Tango dancing can improve social, mental, and physical outcomes.
Click on the following link to view this story http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3931165.htm
Dance for Parkinson’s
Suitable for people at any stage of the condition, Dance for Parkinson’s is a creative movement class modelled after the Dance for PD® program developed in the US.
Dance for PD classes have moved from Hawthorn East to a new location in Camberwell. Contact Parkinson’s Victoria on 1800 644 189 for more details.
Opportunities for Participation
Survey of Physical Activity in People with Parkinson's disease
This study will survey people with Parkinson’s disease to understand how active they are, and what factors might influence their activity levels. This knowledge is needed so that health professionals can provide better advice and design better activity and exercise programs that suit the unique needs of people with Parkinson’s.
The project is led by a team at the Physiotherapy Department at the University of Melbourne. This study was approved by the University Ethics Committee.
To participate, you need to complete a survey about how active you are, what activities you do, and your thoughts about being active. Your responses to the survey will be anonymous.
For further details, download the survey flyer
To complete the survey
To complete the survey online click here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1531915/
(Please note: you need to have access to an email account to complete the survey online)
If you would prefer to complete the survey on paper or by telephone, or to request more information, contact Dr Jenny McGinley at University of Melbourne on 03 8344 4118 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer opportunity – People with Parkinson’s
Deakin University (Burwood)
A number of study units in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology need volunteers with chronic disease or injury to undergo a clinical exercise assessment and exercise program. Consults will involve student clinicians under the supervision of qualified staff.
For further details download the flyer here, or contact the Clinical Exercise Learning Centre (CELC), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences on 9244 5442 to express your interest.
Volunteer opportunity – Family members
The Centre for Health Communication and Participation at La Trobe University is seeking participants for a research project investigating the role of family members in protecting adult patients from medical errors and adverse events during hospitalisation.
Eligible family members will be asked to participate in a 60-minute interview with a researcher in person or via telephone/Skype – whichever is convenient for the participant. During the interview, participants will be asked about their role during their relative’s recent hospitalisation, any concerns they had about the hospital care, and how these concerns were managed.
For further details download the flyer here, or contact the researcher Bronwen Merner on 03 9479 5327 or via email email@example.com