To give yourself the power to act

The Parkinson Montreal-Laval team is mobilizing to keep in touch and maintain the ties that unite us. Whether through our many adapted services, our conferences, our workshops or our events, we are here to support you and help you live a harmonious and fulfilling life. All our activities are offered free of charge and require registration.

Calendar autumn 2023

If you have any questions or would like to register for an activity, please contact Linda Mann directly by email or phone: [email protected] / 514-868-0597 # 3

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CONFERENCES TO COME

AU-DELÀ DU PARKINSON : NAVIGUER LE QUOTIDIEN AVEC SÉRÉNITÉ (fr only)

December 5th from 11:00AM to 12:15PM
With Marie-Pier Leclerc
Via video conference (Zoom)

DESCRIPTION: Join us for an interactive session (French only), specially designed for people living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers. This conference aims to equip you with effective strategies for managing stress, energy, and emotions during the often busy and emotionally complex holiday season. It’s a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and acquire essential skills to approach the challenges of the holidays with more serenity and confidence.

MAIN TOPICS TO BE COVERED: Understanding stress and emotions will be a key focus, along with managing energy during the holidays, and handling expectations in the progression of the disease. We will also explore techniques for managing stress and emotions. A Question-and-Answer session will be included to encourage expression and sharing.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Marie-Pier, passionate about life and science, has been a caregiver twice, experiences that have strengthened her resilience and empathy. Currently a student in victimology at the University of Montreal and in Somatic Experiencing, she brings a holistic approach to her therapeutic practice. With over 1000 hours of training in support and intervention and 15 years of experience in conscious healing, Marie-Pier focuses on personal development, seeking to awaken each individual’s inner strength to forge stronger bonds within communities.

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3

LES HALLUCINATIONS DANS LA MALADIE DE PARKINSON (fr only)

Novembre 13 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM
With Zeinab Makky & Safiye Gence
Via video conference (Zoom)

This virtual conference (offered in French) will address the phenomenon of hallucinations in Parkinson’s disease, a symptom that can affect some people living with the disease. We will explore the possible causes of these hallucinations, their impact on daily life, and the available management and treatment strategies. This presentation aims to demystify this lesser-known aspect of Parkinson’s disease and provide practical advice to those affected and their caregivers.

About the speakers:

Zeinab is currently in her second year of a Bachelor’s degree in psychology at UQAM. Her volunteer work at Sacré-Cœur Hospital opened her eyes to the realities of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. This experience motivated her to become more involved and join the Parkinson’s Committee at the University of Montreal.

Safiye, on the other hand, is also pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, but at the University of Montreal. Like Zeinab, she has been involved with the Parkinson’s Committee at the University of Montreal, where she deepened her knowledge of Parkinson’s disease. Safiye has a keen interest in topics related to neuroscience, such as language, hearing, and neurocognitive diseases in the elderly.

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3

- Activities informations -

DANCE, CHANT & STRETCHING CLASSES

Online and in person activities
Registration at all times
Offered in collaboration with Parkinson en mouvement

Singing, dancing and stretching activities are offered to you by Parkinson en Mouvement, a non-profit organization headed by Parkinson Montreal-Laval whose goal is to offer adapted activities aimed at the well-being of people living with the disease. The activities are free and you can register at any time

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3 

PRACTICE YOUR VOICE

Online Activities
Every Friday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Starting October 20th

These workshops aim to address the vital need for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease to exercise their voice. Groups meet once a week and you can join at any time. These workshops are led by an intern of Ms. Ingrid Verduyckt, PhD, Assistant Professor at the School of Speech Therapy and Audiology at the University of Montreal.

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3

ADAPTED YOGA

Activity simultaneously offered online + in person in Laval (Chomedey)
Every Tuesday from 1:30pm to 2:30pm
from October 17th to December 12th, 2023.

These 60-minute classes are adapted for both chair and floor, depending on the specific needs of the group. Every class incorporates breathing techniques, movements to engage the joints, adapted seated and/or standing postures based on the theme to be developed, and an 8 to 10-minute concluding relaxation session that utilizes mindful breathing, a body scan, and a brief nature-themed visualization related to well-being.

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3

New Support and self-help group for people living with Parkinson's

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
With Eugénie Côté
Via video conference (Zoom)

Facilitated by Eugénie Côté, a second-year student in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Montreal, these groups promote verbalization and mutual support and are based on values of respect, openness, and non-judgment. They encourage the sharing of experiences and social interaction, providing safe spaces where participants can connect with others who understand them.

These groups meet once a month on a regular schedule. Occasionally, guest speakers (occupational therapists, kinesiologists, speech therapists) join the groups to share their expertise on particularly inspiring topics.

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3

BOXE AND NORDIC WALK

In person activities
Registrations at all time
Offered in collaboration with Neuromotrix

Specialized in adapted physical activity, the NeuroMotrix team has made it its mission to improve the quality of life of people living with a neurological disorder or related symptoms.

Because everyone deserves to enjoy life to its fullest potential, NeuroMotrix offers everyone the opportunity to feel better physically and mentally. Neither illness nor age should prevent a person from enjoying the universal benefits of physical activity.

In order to meet the specific needs of each individual, the NeuroMotrix team has developed an approach that bridges the gap between science and practice. Thanks to the links they maintain with the world of scientific research, NeuroMotrix kinesiologists are constantly updating their knowledge. They demonstrate rigor, understanding and humanism towards each client.

Details and registrations : [email protected] / 514-868-0597 ext. 3

Your donations help make the activities accessible to everyone. THANK YOU !

In the interests of accessibility for all, all the services offered by “Parkinson Montréal-Laval” are free. Your donations help a lot to make this possible. If your situation allows it, please consider giving back. Thank you!