It’s time to celebrate! The vision of a community centre for people living with Parkinson’s began six years ago. I attended the World Parkinson Coalition Congress in Montreal. Physiotherapists from around the world met to discuss better treatments for Parkinson’s. The conclusion was; ‘We deserve access at diagnosis to proactive therapy and exercise, and enrichment approaches that are considered to be disease modifying. We can’t wait to access healthcare AFTER our mobility is compromised. With the proper tools, we will remain healthier longer and we will contribute more fully to society.’ We recognized the dire need in the Parkinson’s patient community for sustainable therapeutic centres that provide effective and diverse types of research-based programming to address ongoing physical, social and psychological health.
It’s time for Victoria to celebrate! Together we have built the Parkinson Wellness Project. Come celebrate our new community!