ParkinSong strikes another chord
Nov. 30, 2015
New singing groups for people with Parkinson's and their carers opening in Boronia, Cranbourne and the City of Kingston.
Living with Parkinson's can result in speech difficulties and in turn, less conversation, social contact and activity. People with Parkinson's may have weak voices and their speech may become difficult to understand.
Singing can be both physically and emotionally invigorating, especially when it's experienced with others who share the same motivation and enthusiasm. That's why we're bringing the power of song to more people with Parkinson's, their family members and carers through the establishment of three new ParkinSong groups in Boronia, Cranbourne and the City of Kingston.
ParkinSong is a fun-filled singing group for people with Parkinson's and their carers. Held in an uplifting, supportive and social environment, this singing program offers vocal exercise, an opportunity to express yourself through music and rthymn, and professional support.
ParkinSong group sessions include:
- Vocal warm-up and exercises
- Group singing
- Morning or afternoon tea
- Opportunities to connect and enjoy the company of others in similar situations
- Sharing experiences and feelings about Parkinson's, information and solutions
- Support from professionals in speech pathology and music therapy.
4th Wednesday of every month (starting 24 February 2016)
10.30am - 12.30pm
Uniting Church Hall Boronia
Corner Boronia Rd & Zeising Street, Boronia
Tuesdays 10.30 am – 12.30 pm (commencing 15th March 2016)
Conference Room 2, Cranbourne Integrated Care Centre
140 – 154 Sladen St, Cranbourne (Monash Health)
Fridays 10.30AM – 12.30PM (commencing 11th March 2016)
Multi-purpose room, First Floor, Northwest 1
(building on left when entering via Warrigal Rd)
Kingston Centre, 400 Warrigal Rd, Cheltenham
For more information or to register, contact Parkinson's Victoria on 1800 644 189 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ParkinSong is made possible by the generous support of the Hugh Williamson Foundation.