Notes from the desk of Joanne Calvert re: a recent MJF podcast Why Diet is Important:Diet plays a key role in managing symptoms and may slow progression of PD. Diet is As Important as Exercise:Exercise has received more attention but diet is as important.Two diets...
Excerpt of email sent from LBWP Director Jim Karn Subject: Stepping Down, but using "Every Victory Counts" (EVC), etc., to work with PD Support Group to customize and tweak individual Daily PD Management Plans Recognizing that Joanne and I have been forced to spend...
Submitted by Rick Galbraith October 2013…. diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. This diagnosis has currently changed my life and the lives of many others. Many people have heard of the disease, but not many know much about the disease. I want to change people’s...
Submitted by Leanne Johnston, Collingwood & SGB Parkinson’s Support Group. First, some background on my Parkinson’s journey, as it seems I was an unusual case. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) developed so quickly; in the early stages the doctors said it couldn’t be PD....
The publications and organizations below provide support for people with PD and their families.
Georgian Bay Healthcare Wellness and Innovation Day 2023
Check out the Living Better with Parkinson’s storyboard on page 17.
Local PD Support Groups
Wasaga Beach Parkinson’s Support Group:
Meet first Thursday of every month from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Wasaga Beach Public Library.
Contact: Dwight at 705-352-203
Meaford Parkinson’s Support Group:
Meet third Tuesday of every month at the Meaford United Church
Contact: (888) 851-7376 for more info.
Georgian Bay Family Health Team
ROMP - Rural Ontario Medical Program
The Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) coordinates medical rotations for future physicians from the six medical universities in Ontario. Located in South-Central Ontario, its mission is to alleviate the burden on communities caused by the nation-wide physician distribution problem and create learning opportunities outside the academic centres and into communities.
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Davis Phinney Foundation
Videos, podcasts, supports & programs, Victory Summits, free resource book, Growling Beaver fundraiser in Collingwood.
Link for resource book Every Victory Counts:
Brain Storms, Jon Palfreman
Say That Again, Jane Cullen
No Time Like the Future, Michael J. Fox
Medical & Other Supports
LSVT LOUD www.lsvtglobal.com
(LSVT) Lee Silverman voice training via Skype: four week program $500. Also the Lee Silverman BIG exercise program. Search online for more information.
Collingwood Speech Therapy
Toni Blanchard, Speech Therapist
The Georgian Bay Family Health Team
Consists of family doctors, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychotherapists to name a few. If your family doctor is a member of this team, he or she can make a referral for any of these support services for you.
Adult Fitness classes at the Y
Specific to PD:
Dr. Rasmay: Sleep Disorders
Dr. Susan Connelly: Neurologist
There are many exercise programs available in the Collingwood area. Some are available online as a result of the Covid virus. Others are not available as of yet. Many are free. Here are just a few:
The Centre Fitness Squash Wellness
90 High St., Collingwood, 705-444-7824
VON SMART Program
Nicole Loudran, 705-355-2200
Rock Steady Boxing
Owen Sound YMCA, ask for Diana
Wasaga beach YMCA
Virtual Dancing with Parkinson’s
Move Free Dance Classes
The Centre Squash/Fitness
Louise Stewart Potts, 519-538-1852
Virtual Rock Steady Boxing
Available through the A.R. Kaufman YMCA in Kitchener. Contact Crystal Hughes at Crystal.Hughes@ytr.ymca.ca. There is a cost associated with these classes.
Yoga Therapist, Reiki Master
Village Yoga, Leonor Mowry, 416-258-9283
Parkinson Wellness Recovery
Greenville Area Parkinson Society
Integration of YMCA & Medical Community 00:39
Four Power Moves 08:44
GHS Family YMCA in Simpsonville 16:55
Leslie Knox Closing Remarks 23:38
Pacific Medical Training - Article
BVO Seniors Centre Without Walls
Take part in Social & Recreational Activities. Telephone-based. No computer or internet needed. Learn more about seniors’ safety, health, wellness, finance and community resources. Get individual confidential support to connect with resources you need.
For Calendar of Events & Information, contact 519-599-2577, ext 6 or email@example.com.
Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO)
The Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario (OACAO) is a recognized leader in the development of quality services, resources and support for our network of community-based older adult centres.
Hospice Georgian Triangle
Hospice Georgian Triangle provides compassionate care in the home and at Campbell House for individuals and families dealing with life-limiting illness living in the communities of The Town of Blue Mountains, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and Clearview Township. Care programs come at no cost and focus on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family, enhancing quality of life.
Nursing Home Abuse
Older adults get hurt, are neglected, and even die in the same facilities where they should be receiving proper care. Nursing home abuse involves harm or injury done to an older adult intended to cause pain, suffering, or impairment.
There are six main types of elder abuse, all of which can cause serious repercussions to the wellbeing of your loved ones. While there are protective elder abuse laws in every state, learning the signs of abuse, prevention tactics and how to report abuse can help you ensure safety for older adults at risk.
How to Take Levodopa
Can you relate to this?
Your doctor tells you you have Parkinson’s, which may or may not come as a surprise to you. After you take a few deep breaths and ask questions about what comes next, your doctor writes you a prescription for carbidopa/levodopa and sends you on your way. Click the link below to read on.