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Scotiabank’s Charitable Challenge 2019

20 December 2018

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is the community component of all Canadian Circuit events where Scotiabank is involved. In addition to supporting the local economy where the event takes place, the Charity Challenge raises funds for local charities. As such, the Challenge has enabled Parkinson Québec to raise more than $ 18,000 in 2018! In 2019, our goal is $ 20,000.

Participate in the various races in corporate, university or individual teams.  Come run 5 km, 10 km or 21 km with us! Details below.

Why run with us?

  • Reimbursement of registration fees (upon request) for participants who raise a minimum of…

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Nordic walking: move outdoors!

17 December 2018

Why is Nordic walking so popular?

This sport is accessible to everyone and has many benefits, including improving lung capacity and improving muscle tone.

Nordic walking is more active than “classic” walking, as it also solicits upper body muscles using specially designed poles to walk.

If you like walking and green spaces, this is a great way to exercise (even in winter!)

Benefits of Nordic Walking:

 

  • improves respiratory capacity
  • strengthens the immune system
  • improves mood
  • tones the thighs and…

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A brief look at the progress of Parkinson’s research in 2018

5 December 2018

2018 has been particularly rich for scientists working on Parkinson’s disease. Whether in the field of fundamental research (to gain new knowledge about the causes and mechanisms of the disease), or in clinical research (directly with patients), this year has brought a lot of hope for the Parkinson’s community. Let’s look briefly at the 3 major areas of discovery:

New therapeutic avenues to manage the symptoms of the disease

 

Improvement of traditional medicines

Since the 1960s, levodopa has been the standard treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately, its incredible efficiency is accompanied by motor fluctuations and dyskinesias induced after…

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Requesting volunteers for the Board of Directors of Parkinson Québec

Being a member of a Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to share your experience and develop your skills.

 

Requesting volunteers for the Board of Directors

Parkinson Québec is currently recruiting volunteers to fill openings on our Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of 14 people (some members will be appointed for a term of two (2) years in spring 2019).

 

Profile

The Board of Directors should include a diversity of skills, leadership and critical vision in the governance of Parkinson Québec. The ideal candidate must have

  • A sense of volunteering involvement
  • Leadership skills
  • The ability to express themselves and…

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Office closed for holidays

3 December 2018

Parkinson Québec informs you that its office will be closed from December 24, 2018 to January 4, 2019. Our team will be back on Monday, January 7th, 2019.

During this time, messages will be taken and emergency service will be provided.

 

For any other emergency, we invite you to contact its resources:

 

  • Écoute entraide

The line is for people with all sorts of problems, including:

  • Calls related to mental health
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Solitude and isolation
  • Separation
  • Family problems, etc.

Montréal : 514 278-2130 / Toll free : 1 844 294 2130

The line is accessible 7 days a week, from 8 am…

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