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Welcome to Living With Parkinsons

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 5:05 PM

 

We're back from a one year sabbatical to re-evaluate our accomplishments and determine if there is a future for these services.  During that time, we continued to maintain the Parkinson Niagara website.


After much consultation and consideration, we have concluded that after more than five years of helping our Niagara neighbours, the value to communities across Canada will increase as the Parkinsons community continues to...

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OTN returns to Niagara

Posted on July 8, 2015 at 5:40 PM

July 8, 2015 - St.Catharines, Ontario - Today the Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre announced that they have received additional funding from the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Local Integrated Health Network (HNHB LHIN) to expand its Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) program to accommodate specialized populations.  Once again, some Parkinsons patients will be able to participate in rem...

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Parkinson Niagara April News published

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

The April edition of the Parkinson Niagara News was published today.  If you don't see it in your inbox, check your spam box!  You can also see it in the archives - go to the Niagara Resources page!  Don't miss future issues; visit the home page and look for the link to subscribe now!

Parkinson Support Group meeting

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The PSC Niagara support group for Parkinsons patients and caregivers resumes on Wednesday, January 22 at 1:30p in St.Catharines.  For details, see the Events calendar.

Parkinson Niagara News January 2014 issue published

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The January 2014 edition of Parkinson Niagara News was published today.  If you did not see it, see the archives on the Niagara Resources page.  Don't miss the next FREE issue, subscribe today!  Visit the Parkinson Niagara home page and look for the subscription link at the top of the page. 

Steve Ludzik talks Parkinsons on Hockey Night in Canada

Posted on January 18, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Retired Canadian Hockey player, Steve Ludzik, St.Catharines M.P. Rick Dykstra and Carolyn Bergeron, Vice President of Clinical Services at the Hotel Dieu Shaver Hospital will be interviewed and talk about Parkinsons during the half time intermission on Hockey Night in Canada, Saturday January 18.  The game begins at 7pm on CBC-TV.

Charity hockey game sets fundraising record

Posted on August 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM

11Aug13 -  The fourth iteration of Hockey Night in St.Catharines set a record by raising $151,205 for the United Way and the Parkinson's disease program at the Hotel Dieu Shaver rehabilitation centre.  Read Full Story.

 


Parkinson Niagara News

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM

August 1, 2013 - Parkinson Niagara published the pre-launch issue of it's new "Parkinson Niagara News".  The free monthly email newsletter (e-News) will highlight events, news and resources that are of interest to Parkinsons stakeholders within the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario Canada.  The first official issue will be published on or about Labour Day in September.


Visit the Parkinson Niagara home page to signup for a free subscr...

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Parkinson Niagara now on Twitter!

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM

August 1, 2013 - Parkinson Niagara is now on Twitter!  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook from the links at the top of the home page!

Parkinsons Rehab Centre coming to Niagara

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 3:55 PM

May 13, 2013 - The Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre has announced the formation of the Steve Ludzik Centre for Parkinsons Rehab.


The new center is named after Niagara Falls resident and former NHL hockey player and coach, Steve Ludzik.  He was diagnosed and has been living with Parkinsons for about twelve years.


Ludzik and St.Catharines Member of Parliament, Rick Dykstra, have...

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Spring Website Refreshing

Posted on June 2, 2013 at 3:00 PM

The Parkinson Niagara website is undergoing a "spring refreshment" for the next few weeks.


During this time, users may noticed inconsistencies with the esthetics.  All of the information and resources will continue to be displayed.


The improvements to this site are as a result of feedback that has come in from the users.  Most of those that visit this site are Parkinsons patients and many ...

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Bridges brings healthy living to south Niagara

Posted on November 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Bridges Community Health Care Centre is one of Ontario's seventy-three community based health care centres.  Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, they utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to delivering health care to local communities.


Although many services are open to anyone, Bridges CHC specializes in providing support to of individuals and families with low incomes, newcomers to Cana...

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Parkinson 101 Workshop

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Have you been diagnosed with Parkinson's and don't know what to do next?  If so, this education program is designed just for you and your care-giver(s).  The workshop is held over 3 consecutive weekly sessions.


New Series begins November 6, 2012!  See Events for details.

 

Paul Pasmore Passes Away

Posted on December 26, 2011 at 11:30 PM

26Dec11 - Paul Pasmore passed away on Friday December 23, 2011 in his 74th year.

Mr Pasmore was the President of the Niagara Chapter of the Parkinson Society of Canada for many years.  He was actively involved in supporting many charitable efforts in Niagara including the Parkinson Society of Canada.

Friends are invited to meet the Pasmore family on Wednesday, December 28 from 6pm-8pm at George Darte Funeral Home, 595...

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Caregiver Series Workshops

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 1:50 PM

VON Niagara presents "The Caregiver Series".

The workshops are targeted to any person that is preparing for or currently providing care to someone with a long-term health condition.  The VON facilitator will guide discussion around the immediate needs of the participants in terms of various topics such as:  managing stressful situations, staying on top of your care situation and dealing with common emotions during care giving.  The ses...

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Paul Pasmore taken ill

Posted on June 22, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Paul Pasmore, co-ordinator for the Niagara Chapter of the Parkinsons Society of Canada, took ill the week of June 6th.  As of this report, he is under full-time medical care with the Niagara Healthcare Systems.  Get Well messages may be sent to:

Paul Pasmore, 25 Barton Street, St.Catharines, ON, L2S 2W2

Affordable Medical Equipment now in Niagara

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 10:18 AM

For the Needy not the Greedy is a Niagara Falls based non-profit agency that supplies medical equipment such as canes, hospital beds, wheelchairs and other equipment to those in need.    FTNNTG partners with the Regional Municipality of Niagara, CCAC and others.  For further information, call:  289-296-8079

See their website under the "Niagara Resourc...

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Caregiver Series Workshops

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:13 PM

VON Niagara presents The Caregiver Series: "From Stress to Strength".

The workshops are targeted to any person that is preparing for or currently providing care to someone with a long-term health condition.  The VON facilitator will guide discussion around the immediate needs of the participants in terms of various topics such as:  managing stressful situations, staying on top of your care situation and dealing with common emotions during c...

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Just Around The Corner: Light of Day Documentary

Posted on April 28, 2011 at 11:09 PM

Flat Broke Productions second feature documentary film focuses on Parkinson's disease, the power of music and one mans' use of that music as his weapon against the disease.

“Just around the Corner” is the story of Light of Day Foundation founder Bob Benjamin and his battle against Parkinson’s disease. The film explores not only the disease and the challenges that come with living with PD but also how Bob responded to his diagnosis. ...

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Income Tax for the Disabled

Posted on February 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM

The Parkinson Society of Canada, Niagara Chapter will host the presentation, "Income Tax for the Disabled".  This is a FREE presentation held during the March meeting of the Parkinson Society of Canada.  Monthly chapter meetings are  held the last Wednesday of each month.  For more information, refer to Upcoming Events (right menu) or Events (Top Menu).