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Parkinson’s ACT

Parkinson’s ACT promotes the well-being and interests of people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and carers in the ACT and nearby region.

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A little about who we are

We are a volunteer-run, non-profit organisation providing information, support and education for people living with Parkinson’s.

The purpose of Parkinson’s ACT is to promote the well-being and interests of people with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and carers in the ACT and nearby region.

 

Upcoming events

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18/10/2021 @ 10:00 am

Singing

This singing group is fun, social and creative as well as therapeutic. It is subsidised by PACT and run by Chrissie Shaw. Please contact Chrissie at chrissieshaw@apex.net.au for details. See […]

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18/10/2021 @ 3:00 pm

Men Who Care

For more information email Michael Robbins

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19/10/2021 @ 10:00 am

Painting with Parkinsons – LDK Greenway

** Now on offer as a single online ZOOM session on Fridays for both Painting with Parkinsons groups – until otherwise notified due to current lockdown restrictions – preferable if […]

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19/10/2021 @ 11:00 am

Virtual Morning Tea with the OT @ Zoom

Parkinson’s ACT Occupational Therapy is facilitating a virtual information session on How to get a better sleep followed by a Q&A discussion to answer your questions about: What is normal […]

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19/10/2021 @ 5:30 pm

Town Hall Meeting to discuss potential merger

The Hospital Research Foundation (THRF) Group recently put forward a proposal outlining a potential merger with Parkinson’s ACT. PACT has distributed to its membership information on this proposal preparatory to […]

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Young Onset Parkinson’s eXchange App (YOP-X) Official Release

Last week Jen Harkness, the coordinator of the Young at Park Canberra Group, travelled to Adelaide for Parkinson's South Australia's one-day seminar. The star of the day was the official release of the first ever app for people living with Young Onset Parkinson's,...

Morning Tea with the OT – On Time, Every Time! – Managing Parkinson’s Medications

The next in our popular seminar series 'Morning Tea with the OT' is coming up soon. 'On Time, Every Time!' will address the important topic of managing your Parkinson's medications. Date: Wednesday 23rd JuneTime: 10am-12noonWhere: The Henry in Higgins Registrations...

SINEMET Supply Shortage Update – February 2021

We have received the following update to the supply of SINEMET CR® (levodopa/carbidopa) 200 mg/50 mg controlled release tablets. The long-standing shortage of a formulation of Levodopa/Carbidopa 200/50 (Sinemet CR) has been resolved. The manufacturers, MSD (Merck,...

Welcome Kate Sterrenberg, OT

PACT's recent Occupational Therapist grant from the John James Foundation's Community Health Program has enabled us to engage a professional Occupational Therapist, Kate Sterrenberg, to provide OT services to our members for one day a week throughout 2021. Many of you...

Guys & Games Gathering

This is a group for men with Parkinson's. It's based on the idea of meeting in a casual and relaxed setting where recreational games form a backdrop to simply chatting. The games range from tennis to boules and Finska, from backgammon and boggle to board games, but...

The most important contribution that you can make is to understand the difficulties that people with Parkinson’s experience.

Knowing more about this illness will lift the awareness and also help reduce the stigma attached to living with this condition.

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