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Jazz For Parkinson’s Fundraising Event

JAZZWA is hosting a night of ‘Jazz Against Parkinson’s’ and fundraising for Parkinson’s WA at the Ellington Jazz Club in Perth’s CBD on Tuesday 12 December 2017. Pete Jeavons, jazz musician and Treasurer for JAZZWA, will be performing alongside Shameem and The Gumnut Stompers – all are locally grown jazz acts. Profiles of the acts

Posted on: 13 November 2017
closeup Jazz Fundraiser performer for Parkinson's WA

CEO takes Nepal to fundraise for Parkinson’s WA

Our CEO at Parkinson’s WA, Brenda Matthews is embarking on her eleventh trek to the Himalayas to hike up one of the most challenging treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit, which reaches a peak of 6250m above sea level. This is a challenging hike which will see Brenda stretching her personal boundaries while climbing for

Posted on: 24 October 2017
close up of Parkinson's WA CEO trekking up the snowy mountains

Scholarship to Melbourne Update

A few months ago, Parkinson’s WA announced that we would be providing financial support for two members aged under 55 years to attend the Young Onset Parkinson’s Conference in Melbourne which took place on the 22nd and 23rd September this year. The scholarship covered the cost of flights, accommodation, registration and taxi fares for two

Posted on: 11 October 2017
Close up on Scholarship Conference attendees for Parkinsons WA

Come and Try Dance Classes

Parkinson’s WA in partnership with Ausdance WA will be holding “Come and Try” Dance Classes for people with Parkinson’s and their partners/carers. Dance can offer physical, mental and social benefits for people with Parkinson’s (and their partners/carers) of all ages, and levels of mobility and ability. In a Dance for Parkinson’s class, participants are encouraged

Posted on: 04 October 2017
Closeup participants at a Parkinson's WA Dance for Parkinson's class

A Walk In The Park Volunteers

There were 60 volunteers on the day of the Walk who all ensured the smooth running of the event. These were from UWA, Curtin Uni (ParkC), our regular volunteers as well as Parkinson’s WA staff, and entertainment. From manning the car parks to marshalling around the Walk course, the event would not have taken place

Posted on: 04 October 2017
Closeup of people walking through a park at A Walk In The Park, a fundraising event for Parkinson's WA.

A Walk In The Park Team Stories

This year at A Walk In The Park there were over 40 teams! These included Shalom House and Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead Senior Care are an in-home care provider, and have been associated with Parkinson’s WA for nearly 10 years, they are now assisting 10 clients who have Parkinson’s. Home Instead Senior Care’s participation in the

Posted on: 04 October 2017

Dance For Parkinson’s Free Community Class

Parkinson’s WA in partnership with Ausdance WA  will be holding a Dancing Community Class in the middle of the Dance for Parkinson’s Teacher Training on Friday 6th October. Dance can offer physical, mental and social benefits for people of all ages, and levels of mobility and ability. In a Dance for Parkinson’s class, participants are

Posted on: 19 September 2017
Closeup participants at a Parkinson's WA Dance for Parkinson's class

A Walk In The Park Update – stories in the media

Register Now Our annual fundraising event ‘A Walk In The Park’ is fast approaching –  on Sunday 17th September at Perry Lakes, which coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  Register between Sunday 10 September and 4pm Friday 15 September to enter a draw for $100 Ikea voucher – the winner will be drawn at random and announced

Posted on: 05 September 2017
closeup David Ellard and Dad Rick who are fundraising for Parkinson's WA

Notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM): Saturday 28th October 2017

The AGM is an opportunity for you to hear all about our achievements over the past year including the Annual Report. It is also a chance for you to have your say and raise any matters you think could further help people living with Parkinson’s in WA. Nominations for election to the Board of Management

Posted on: 04 September 2017
Closeup Parkinson's WA corporate partenrships

A Walk In The Park 2017

‘A Walk In The Park’ is an annual fundraising event held in September which coincides with Parkinson’s Awareness Month. “People travel from all across the Perth metro area for ‘A Walk In The Park’ each year. There are currently more than 100,000 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s throughout Australia. Over 8,000 of those are in WA,

Posted on: 21 August 2017
Closeup of two ladies at Parkinson's WA A Walk In The Park