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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.

 

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23/05/2022 @ 10:00 am

Singing

The Bushlarks singing group is fun, social and creative as well as therapeutic.  Alive with the energy of its director Chrissie Shaw, this group has firmly established itself in PACT’s […]

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24/05/2022 @ 10:00 am

Painting with Parkinsons – Southside

*** Places available*** This innovative art therapy program is designed specifically for people living with Parkinson’s and has been running continuously at the Botanic Gardens since 1994 and is now […]

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25/05/2022 @ 10:00 am

Session 5: Supporting your loved one if some cognitive decline

As part of the WellBEING Seminar series for carers and support persons, Parkinson’s ACT OT is facilitating an information session on: Supporting your loved one if some cognitive decline If […]

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25/05/2022 @ 11:15 am

ZEST: Dance for People with Parkinson’s – TUGGERANONG ARTS CENTRE

  ZEST classes are movement classes designed for adults who want to keep their body and brain active and healthy, regardless of their mobility, skill or age.  We start sitting […]

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25/05/2022 @ 1:15 pm

Change Title: ZEST: Dance for People with Parkinson’s – BELCONNEN ARTS CENTRE

ZEST classes are movement classes designed for adults who want to keep their body and brain active and healthy, regardless of their mobility, skill or age.  We start sitting on […]

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Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Parkinson’s ACT Annual General Meeting Tuesday 30 November 2021 6:30pm  Southern Cross Club, Woden The Parkinson's ACT Committee invites all financial Members to attend the organisation’s 2021 Annual General Meeting. The AGM will have normal proceedings and the...

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...

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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