Classes, Events & Workshops

IMPACT Parkinson’s was created to make an IMPACT on the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s and their families and friends – MIND, BODY + SOUL.
We offer a variety of Parkinson related programs.
2ND ANNUAL LAWN BOWLING + LUNCH – Friday, July 5, 2019 – 11:00am to 1:00pm

Everybody can play the game of Lawn Bowls! It is a low impact game that is extremely accessible and great for any age. One of the best parts about the sport is that anyone can play no matter their skill level. You don’t have to be able to jump high or run fast to enjoy the sport. It is hand eye coordination and allows everyone to start at the same level. Friends and family are welcome!


Our session includes a lesson and demo from club members and lunch!


LUNCH INCLUDES: Burger or Veggie Burger, Salads, Dessert, Tea/Coffee, Cold Drink



Bowl + Lunch: $40.00

Bowl Only: $20.00

Lunch Only: $20.00


LOCATION: New Westminster Lawn Bowling Club, 710 8th St, New Westminster




For info and questions email Call 604-525-2631.


Thank you to New West Lawn Bowling Club + New West Firefighters Charitable Society for supporting this event! Follow along on the Facebook Event Page here.

PIZZA + BEER/WINE FUNDRAISER – Thursday, July 18, 2019 – 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Huge thanks to Me-n-Ed’s Burnaby for partnering with IMPACT!


Thank you to everyone for supporting and ensuring IMPACT Parkinson’s has the resources in place to support existing programs in addition to develop and deliver new programming for individuals and families living with Parkinson’s!


Everyone welcome!



  • Variety of Pizza, Caesar Salad plus one sleeve of Beer or glass of Wine
  • Silent Auction, Toonie Toss
  • Bring a bottle of wine priced between $15-$20 for the wine basket + get one free entry to win half! Other half gets auctioned off.


COST: $25.00 (includes tax + tip)


LOCATION:  Me-n-Ed’s Burnaby, 7110 Hall Avenue, Burnaby




For more info email Call 604-525-2631.


Huge thanks to Me-n-Ed’s Burnaby + Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society for supporting this event. Plus all the individuals + local businesses for donations for the Silent Auction and Toonie Toss! Follow along on the Facebook Event Page here.


Creative Dance for Parkinson’s will introduce creative dance for people living with Parkinson’s, inspired by Latin rhythms such as Salsa and Merengue. Dance for PD classes allow the dancers to experience the joys and benefits of dance while creatively addressing symptom-specific concerns related to balance, cognition, motor skill, depression and physical confidence.


INSTRUCTOR: Trina Frometa – is an award-winning Venezuelan choreographer who draws inspiration from visual art, language, poetry, contemporary music and nature for the creation of her work. She has earned worldwide recognition through over 50 acclaimed international choreographic presentations in countries around the world. Ms. Frometa is also a Certified Teacher of the Dance for PD Program, New York.


DETAILS:  Saturdays in July & August | 11:00am – 12:15pm | Minimum of 5 participants required.


DATES/COST: Session 1: 3 Saturdays | July 13, 20 & 27 | $45.00

Session 2: 4 Saturdays | August 10, 17, 24 & 31 | $60.00


DROP-IN: $18.00 (space permitting & please preregister)


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.

LET’S TALK LOUD Group Voice Therapy

Let’s Talk Loud is group voice therapy sessions. Learn
about communication and swallowing concerns common in
Parkinson’s disease. Participate in voice training to help strengthen
voice and communication. These sessions are for those already
experiencing communication and swallowing challenges as well as
those who wish to be proactive in their treatment. One support
person is recommended and included for free.


INSTRUCTOR:  Mia Mosters, Speech Language Pathologist, LSVT LOUD Certified


DETAILS: 3 weeks (6 classes) | Monday + Wednesday | Noon to 1:00pm


DATES: June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 & 19 (Last session until Fall)


COST: $180.00 (free for one support person)


NOTE: 30 Minute Assessment required for new clients – $40.00. Monday, May 27.


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.

YOGA for Parkinson’s

Yoga for Parkinson’s offers various movements focusing on
flexibility and balance, plus relaxation and meditation, as ways of
managing symptoms. Classes will include grounding and befriending
the body, breath work with the intention of reducing stress in the
body and mind, yoga movement in standing, seated on the earth, or
seated in a chair. Coming from a trauma-sensitive perspective,
classes will be about choice, paying attention to what each body,
mind, and spirit most need and that this practice will be unique to
each individual.


INSTRUCTOR: Kelly Ranford, RYT-200, MCP, M.Ed


DETAILS: 4 Tuesdays | 1:30pm – 2:30pm


DATES: May 28, June 4, 11 & 18. (Last session until Fall)


COST: $48.00 | Partners welcome


DROP-IN: $15.00 (space permitting & please preregister)


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.

URBAN POLING – Friday, May 10, 2019 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Evidence based studies on Parkinson’s clearly identify poling, with the proper training, as a healthy mode of physical activity suited for improving quality of life. Walking poles offer proven beneficial effects on general key health parameters such as balance and increased walking tolerance.


Learn about all the amazing benefits of using ACTIVATOR Poles for Parkinson’s and how to effectively use the poles! If you have poles of any kind please bring them.


INSTRUCTOR: Robyn Murrell, Certified ACTIVATOR Pole Instructor, Rock Steady Boxing Coach, Parkinson Wellness Recovery Certified Instructor, Personal Trainer


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.


COST: FREE although we welcome donations to IMPACT Parkinson’s. Thank you!


T’ai Chi integrates balance and coordination with body awareness
and mental attention training. Studies have shown that individuals
with Parkinson’s who participate in these exercises experience
improvements in Parkinson’s related motor symptoms, balance and
mobility, as well as a reduced number of falls. Specifically, Yang
Style Short Form T’ai Chi will be offered during our seasons. This
involves two-person skills where students learn to preserve their
balance and mobility even when challenged by another person.


INSTRUCTORS: Diane Kehoe & John Eastman


DETAILS: Last session until Fall.


DATES: Last session until Fall.


COST: $12/class. Partners Welcome


DROP-IN: $15.00 (space permitting & please preregister)


REGISTER: Email Call 604-525-2631.

WALTER AND GIANT CAMPAIGN FOR PARKINSON’S – CYCLING ACROSS CANADA –Wednesday, April 17, 2019 –  9:45 am to 10:30 am


The public is welcome to attend a special event for Parkinson’s Awareness Month at IMPACT Parkinson’s!


The centre is hosting Walter Reich, a retired, 70 year old cycling enthusiast from Magnetawan, Ontario who is cycling across Canada to bring awareness and raise funds for those living with Parkinson’s and those family members and friends supporting them through their journey.


Walters wife, Regula, has two family members with Parkinson’s and she will be following Walter in their RV. Walters 8,000-kilometre ride will bring him  to Newfoundland, where he will dip his front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean. His fundraising page is





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