Classes, Events & Workshops now On-Line!

Although our physical centre is now closed we are excited to now be able to offer some of our programs on-line! See below.
IMPACT Parkinson’s was created to make an IMPACT on the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s TODAY, including their families and friends – MIND, BODY + SOUL.

 

ON-LINE: LET’S TALK LOUD Group Voice Therapy – 2020 (Next session in September)

SAVE the DATE – Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Join us from 2:30pm – 3:00pm for a FREE 30 minute Zoom session called “What is Let’s Talk Loud Group Voice Therapy for Parkinson’s?” You will learn the benefits of participating in group voice therapy especially for people living with Parkinson’s and have the chance to ask questions with Mia Mosters. To register email info@impactparkinsons.com

 

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

 

HOW IT WORKS: Classes will be offered via Zoom, a free online video conferencing system. Those who have registered in advance will receive a reminder email with a link to the session. Good news is you do not need to download Zoom in order to join in!

 

DATES/TIME: Wednesdays + Fridays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Next session in September.

 

COST: $160.00 for 8 classes (2x week). 30 min virtual assessment for new clients is $30.00. A free 15 min virtual intake will be needed for previous clients. 1:1 sessions available for $100.00/hour.

 

REGISTER: Email  info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

PARKINSON’S FALLS PREVENTION MOBILE CLINIC – Friday, February 28, 2020, 11:15am – 6:30pm

This Fraser Health one-on-one mobile clinic for people with Parkinson’s offers a multi-disciplinary approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries.

 

In this FREE 90 min assessment session, participants have the opportunity to sit with health professionals (pharmacist, kinesiologist and physiotherapist).

 

DETAILS: Aspects of fall risk status will be assessed and interventions discussed. A detailed report of all the recommendations is provided to the participant and sent to the primary physician(s) and other members of your healthcare team upon your approval.

 

DATE: Friday, February 28 from 11:15am – 6:30pm
LOCATION: IMPACT PARKINSON’S, #103-450 E Columbia St, New Westminster

 

NOTE: Only 7 spots available.

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

CANCELLED: DEPRESSION and SELF-CARE for PARKINSON’S – Friday, March 20, 2020, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Depression is the most common mood disorder that people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed with in their lifetime, with an occurrence of 30-40%.

 

DETAILS: Learn from Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez (psychiatrist and consultant at the Parkinson’s Research Centre at UBC)about a new clinical trial for people with PD who have depression.

Learn from Amy Ma (Education & Support Services Coordinator, Parkinson Society British Columbia) about all the support services available through the Society such as free consultations, counselling and peer support plus information on support groups and resources.

Learn from a representative from West Coast College of Massage Therapy in New Westminster about why massage is beneficial for PD and about their low cost Parkinson’s Specialty InReach Clinic.

 

COST: By donation to IMPACT Parkinson’s with partial proceeds being donated to Parkinson’s Society British Columbia.

 

DATE: Friday, March 20, 2020 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION: IMPACT PARKINSON’S, #103-450 E Columbia St, New Westminster

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

ON-LINE: YOGA for Parkinson’s 2020 (Stay tuned for a special offer happening on September 1, 2020!)

Yoga for Parkinson’s offers various movements focusing on
flexibility and balance, plus relaxation and meditation, as ways of
managing symptoms. Class 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. Kelly also recently completed a Gentle Movement and Relaxation course through Pain BC.

 

DETAILS: Update coming.

 

DATES/TIME: Update coming.

 

COST: Stay tuned for a special offer.

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

VIRTUAL HEALTHY EATING for PARKINSON’S – FALL 2020

STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL WORKSHOP!

 

DETAILS: LEARN about the diet/microbiome connection, testing available for people with Parkinson’s, eating a plant-focused diet, and how diet affects Parkinson’s symptoms and medication with speakers Dr. Caroline Coombs (ND), Wendy Wells (Choices Markets, RHN) and Robyn Murrell (Founder of IMPACT Parkinson’s). IMPACT Parkinson’s is proud to be a Choices Markets Community Partner in Wellness.

 

DATE: TBA

COST: Stay tuned (registrants will receive two $10.00 Choices Markets Nutrition Bucks). Partial proceeds being donated to Parkinson Society British Columbia.

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com. Call 604-525-2631.

CANCELLED: IMPROV for PARKINSON’S FUNDRAISER – Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

DETAILS: Enjoy the acclaimed Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, created by co-producer Dan Dumsha who is proud to call Vancouver TheatreSports League his home! Dan recently led two improv workshops for those living with compromised brain health including Parkinson’s. You may even see some of his Parkinson’s troupe on stage with the professional improv comedians plus a surprise guest from the UBC Movement Disorders Clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health!

 

DATE: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION: The Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia Street, New Westminster

 

TICKETS: Tickets via Eventbrite are only $30.00/person for a 120 min show with intermission. Food and drinks are extra. You are welcome to come early to order your food/drinks and get your seats then settle in for an interactive fun-filled show! You can still order during the show. The Heritage Grill opens at 10:00am!

 

Ticket proceeds benefiting IMPACT Parkinson’s and Parkinson Society British Columbia:

 

IMPACT Parkinson’s: Your participation will help ensure IMPACT 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.

 

Parkinson Society British Columbia: Your participation will help fund research, grow support networks and improve quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s.

 

PARKINSON’S FALLS PREVENTION WORKSHOP – 2019

Due to the nature of symptoms of Parkinson’s, people with the disease are more at risk of falls. Parkinson’s disease affects the parts of the brain controlling balance and coordination.

 

Additionally, some drugs used to treat Parkinson’s can lower blood pressure, causing a feeling of faintness when getting up from a sitting or lying position (called Orthostatic Hypotension).

 

DETAILS: In this very important Parkinson’s specific workshop you will learn:

 

1. The 4 Pillars of Falls Prevention
2. Tips and Tricks for Falls Prevention
3. About Medial and Medication Alert Services available through Lifeline, Fraser Health
4. Improvement in Balance Study – Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation and its beneficial behavioral effects in Parkinson’s disease

 

DATE: Thursday, November 14 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION: IMPACT Parkinson’s, #103-450 E Columbia St, New West

 

SPEAKERS: 

 

Ronda Field, Physiotherapist, Injury Prevention & Assessment, Fraser Health  Shianne Bains, Coordinator, Injury Prevention & Assessment, Fraser Health  Deana Burtnick, Lifeline Coordinator, Fraser Health
Michelle Doo, Clinical Research Coordinator & Linlin Gao, PhD Student, UBC Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre

 

This workshop is intended for people living with Parkinson’s,
including family & friends.

 

COST: Registration is by donation to IMPACT Parkinson’s payable at the workshop. Suggested minimum $20.00/person. Thank you!

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com.  Call 604-525-2631.

PARKART – 2019

Join IMPACT Parkinson’s for a new arts and crafts program for people with Parkinson’s and their family and friends. Enhancing life through creativity and expression, art making can also be used therapeutically to address specific symptoms of Parkinson’s.

 

DETAILS: Sign up for one or all three;

 

CLASS 1. Exploring Creativity using Collage/Mixed Media
ARTIST: Tatiana A. Bobko
DATE/TIME: Saturday, September 21, 10:00am – Noon.
COST: $30.00

 

CLASS 2. Poppy Felting with “The Poppy Project
ARTIST: Anne Whitmore
DATE/TIME: Friday, October 18, 12:30pm – 2:00pm.
COST: FREE!

 

CLASS 3. Introduction into Neurographica
ARTIST: Alina Smolyansky
DATE/TIME: Saturday, November 16, 10:00am – noon.
COST: $30.00

 

REGISTER: Email info@impactparkinsons.com.  Call 604-525-2631.

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

 

COST: 

Bowl + Lunch: $40.00

Bowl Only: $20.00

Lunch Only: $20.00

 

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

 

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lawn-bowling-lunch-for-parkinsons-tickets-63162443569

 

For info and questions email info@impactparkinsons.com. 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!

 

DINNER INCLUDES:

  • 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

 

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pizza-beerwine-fundraiser-for-impact-parkinsons-tickets-64404487556

 

For more info email info@impactparkinsons.com. 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.

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