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World Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2018

Last year, April 2017 marked the 200th anniversary of Parkinson’s, as it was 200 years since Dr James Parkinson published his 66 page essay, ‘The Shaking Palsy’ in 1817. His Birthday falls on April 11, which is now known as World Parkinson’s Day. On World Parkinson’s Day, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, Parkinson’s WA will again

Posted on: 01 April 2018
closeup people holding #UniteForParkinsons symbol

Parkinson’s WA Annual Community Awards

At the end of each year we take the time to thank and recognise the achievements of our volunteers and fundraisers. These awards began in 2007 and people are nominated by Parkinson’s WA staff with the final decision ratified by the Parkinson’s WA Board. It’s always a difficult decision to make as so many people

Posted on: 30 January 2018
closeup of Anna Brotherson Parkinson's WA Fundraiser of the Year winner and her father Michael

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