World Parkinson's Day 2014
World Parkinson’s Day is marked on April 11 each year, the date of Dr James Parkinson’s birthday.
World Parkinson’s Day seeks to raise awareness of Parkinson’s, and improve the lives of the more than 7 million people living with the condition globally.
Parkinson’s Victoria has a number of exciting events planned to mark the occasion!
Informative Lecture: ‘Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow’
On 10 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.
If you missed out on this event, please keep your eyes on our website. Professor Morris’ lecture slides will be made available in coming days, and a filmed copy of Professor Horne’s lecture will also be posted to our website.
Thank you to guests for your attendance and helping to create such a successful event.
Paddling for Parkinson’s
21-year-olds Tyler McPhee and Sam Faulkner are paddling from Echuca to Mildura to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s.
The Parkinson’s Support Groups in the area are getting behind the boys with some great events!
Art Exhibition: Essendon Painting with Parkinson’s
When: Saturday April 12 – May 26
11am – 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Where: The Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds
Titled ‘4 Seasons in 3 Scapes’, this exhibition will feature over 30 original paintings by artist from the Essendon Painting with Parkinson’s Group.
‘4 Seasons in 3 Scapes’ – images of the four seasons shown as: a landscape, a seascape and a streetscape.
The exhibition will be on display in the Keilor East and Strathmore Comunity Bank® Boadle Hall.
Entry to The Incinerator Gallery is free.
Mount Fuji—Autumn Time
7:30 Report - Tango dancing & Parkinson's
The 7:30 Report (ABC TV) recently aired an empowering story about living well with Parkinson's and how Tango dancing is being used to treat Parkinson's.
Click on the below link to view this story
Opportunities for Participation
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