From informal support group meetings to carers’ coffee and picnics in the park, we’re all about community.
Support Group Meetings
We run two informal meetings a month to give members the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences.
These are held at the SHOUT Building (Pearce Community Centre), Collett Place, Pearce ACT:
- Daytime support group meets at 10am for 10.30am on the fourth Thursday of each month.
- Evening support group meets at 6pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Carers’ Coffee Corner
Carers’ Coffee is a relaxed and informal gathering of carers who look after a family member or friend with Parkinson’s. Join us on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 2.30 pm, buy a cup of your favourite beverage, and have a short break among people who understand your situation.
The current venue is Yarralumla Gallery and The Oaks Brasserie (next to the Yarralumla Nursery), but we occasionally meet at the SHOUT offices if we have a guest speaker. The venue is advertised each month in the Bulletin, and members receive a reminder email.
This support group is for carers only, and only if they are members of Parkinson’s ACT or another state Parkinson’s group. Prospective members of PACT are also welcome to attend. It is open to men and women, but note that there is also a separate support group for Men Who Care.
Men Who Care
This informal meeting of men who look after a wife/partner with Parkinson’s is held from 3 to 4 pm on the 3rd Monday of every month at Sprout Cafe, Village Centre, the National Arboretum. We have a non-alcoholic drink of one’s choice, sometimes a bite to eat, and swap recent experiences, be they with MyAgedCare, care providers, residential aged care facilities (respite), and/or any other current concerns or funny stories we think might interest our fellow carers, or about which we’d appreciate their input.
This support group is for male carers only, and only if they are members of Parkinson’s ACT (PACT) or another state Parkinson’s group. Prospective members of PACT are also welcome to attend.
Women with Parkinson’s
A monthly catch-up for women seeking to share their experiences of living with Parkinson’s.
Join us on the first Thursday of the month at 2.15pm at the Southern Cross Club, Macquarie (located opposite the Jamison Centre).
For more information about any of our events call the SHOUT office on 02 6290 1984.
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