Sunday, September 24
Shake, Rattle & Stroll for Parkinson’s
The Shake, Rattle & Stroll for Parkinson’s is our biggest fundraising event of the year and raises nearly half of our annual budget. All money raised stays in the province and allows us to directly help the 1,500 people and their families who are living with Parkinson’s in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Community Shake, Rattle & Stroll walks are being held in St. John’s, Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor and Pacquet. More communities may be added as we get closer to this date. If you want to organise one, contact us.
To learn more about this event, visit our Shake, Rattle & Stroll page.
Saturday, May 27
Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Please join us at 2:00pm on Saturday, May 27 at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Kenmount Road as we hold our Annual General Meeting.
In addition to the AGM, the afternoon will feature presentations on new Parkinson’s research and the many benefits of exercise.
Please come along and have your say about the your Society. Tea/Coffee and cookies will be served.
Saturday, May 13
Shake, Rattle & Roll Gala for Parkinson’s
Our 3rd annual Shake, Rattle & Roll Gala for Parkinson’s will take place on Saturday, May 13 at the Holiday Inn Government Centre.
Hosted by the incredibly funny Mark Critch, this is sure to be another eventful and hilarious evening.
Oﬀering a delicious meal, live music performances, spectacular live and silent auctions, rock and roll themed décor and much more, the event is set to be a memorable evening you won’t forget anytime soon.
To buy tickets, please call 709-754-4428, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or buy online.
For more information click here
Wednesday, October 5
Financial Aspects of Living with Parkinson’s Disease
The St. John’s Chapter has arranged for a very special information session on the financial aspects of living with Parkinson’s Disease
The speaker will be Ms. Caroline Fleming, Financial Assessment Officer, with Eastern Health. Ms. Fleming will bring her knowledge of the financial assessment process that is undertaken when Government-funded assistance is needed for homecare (as well as the services that are available for homecare) and when someone has to go into long term care.
Ms. Fleming will be joined by Eastern Health’s “tax expert” who will speak about the taxation considerations involved with care at home and in a long term care facility.
This will be of interest to people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and family members. They will also be available to answer questions.
It would be very beneficial to have members who have gone through this assessment process to attend this session so that your experience can be added to the discussion.
Session will be held at 2:00pm at West End Baptist Church (314 Topsail Rd)
Sunday, July 24
Parkinson’s Relay Team in the TELY10
This summer our members entered a relay team in the historic Tely10 Road Race. Having never been done before, this was a rewarding experience for all participants, and inspiring for those who watched. Our team consisted of people living with Parkinson’s as well as members of their families, and was organized by Board member Amy Lee. The team sported special Parkinson Society Newfoundland and Labrador running shirts which were donated by Board Member Janet Lawlor in memory of her father Walter who passed away earlier this year. Congratulations to all of the members who have taken on this amazing challenge and thanks to everyone who helped make this initiative go smoothly for the participants.
Saturday, July 23
St. John’s Chapter Summer Picnic
Fun and usual mischief occurred at the Annual St. John’s Chapter picnic on this bright, sunny day. It was held at the Sunshine Rotary Park on Thorburn Road at noon, and there was definitely no shortage of barbecue goodies! Also, the Parkinson’s Glee Club Choir provided some quality entertainment. Special thanks to those who came out and helped with this event.