The publications and organizations below provide support for people with PD and their families.

Parkinson Canada
Information & Referral Associates
SuperWalk: Annual nationwide fundraiser weekend after Labour Day

Local PD Support Groups

2nd Tuesday of the month 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Meeting online via Zoom
Contact: Jim Karn,, and Joanne Calvert,

Georgian Bay Family Health Team

Family Health Teams are primary health care organizations that include a team of family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians, and other professionals.

Michael J. Fox Foundation
Videos, podcasts, research, advocacy updates
Fox Insight
Patient-based online clinical studies

Davis Phinney Foundation
Videos, podcasts, supports & programs, Victory Summits, free resource book, Growling Beaver fundraiser in Collingwood.
Link for resource book Every Victory Counts:

Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox
Brain Storms, Jon Palfreman
Say That Again, Jane Cullen
No Time Like the Future, Michael J. Fox
Medical & Other Supports

(LSVT) Lee Silverman voice training via Skype: four week program $500. Also the Lee Silverman BIG exercise program. Search online for more information.

Speech therapist: Tony Blanchard, Collingwood Speech Therapy: 705-441-6691

The Georgian Bay Family Health Team (705-444-5885) 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.

Occupational therapist
Social worker
Speech therapy
Massage Therapy
Anxiety Workshops
Balance classes
Adult Fitness classes at the Y

Specific to PD:
Dr. Rasmay: Sleep Disorders
Dr. Susan Connelly: Neurologist

Exercise Programs

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

Tai Chi 705-444-0194

VON SMART program: Nicole Loudran 705-355-2200

Rock Steady Boxing, Owen Sound YMCA ask for Diana

Drums Alive, Wasaga beach YMCA

Adult Fitness YMCA (Georgian Bay Family Health Team referral)

Virtual Dancing with Parkinson’s,

Move Free dance classes, The Centre Squash/Fitness, Louise Stewart Potts: 519-538-1852

Pole Walking, Personal Trainer, Yoga, Chair Fitness, On the Move, Balance, Aquafit classes, YMCA

Virtual Rock Steady Boxing available through the A.R. Kaufman YMCA in Kitchener. Contact: Crystal Hughes at  There is a cost associated with these classes.

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

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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

BVO Seniors Centre Without Walls Brochure

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.