Activities and events

The Zoom Zone

During Covid we have had to put a lot of our meet-ups online – follow the links to join in.

Cork Connect

One of the more positive aspects for 2020 is that we were forced to find new ways to keep in touch with our members. The weekly Cork Connect Zoom call is now our main means of connecting and keeping members up to date with the latest developments and news. The calls vary in content from topical discussions, guest speakers such as Doctors, Dietitian and specialists in related fields. Most importantly, our members, who actively contribute and participate to the benefit of us all. ‘Informative, entertaining, fun and inclusive.’

CPA Connect meeting
Time: 7:00 P.M.
DATE: Tuesday, 6th December

This is the last CPA Connect call of 2022. General chat and updates plus plans for 2023

Click here to join meeting
Meeting ID: 829 3869 5698
Passcode: 102113


PD Rebels

Exercise, exercise, exercise is all we hear from Doctors, Physios and Specialists as the best way of managing and controlling our condition. To this end, our PD Rebels exercise classes were started by Conor O’Mullane. There are 10 core exercises specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s from which Conor selects 4 personalised to you to do each day based on your assessment and needs.

Andrew Burns has been leading these classes for over a year now and still has no problem keeping us motivated and engaged.

We are now back in the Mardyke Arena every Tuesday and Friday @ 12.00. You do need to book in advance but this is very easy to do.

There is one virtual class on Thursdays @ 12.00 to support those who are unable to come to the Mardyke Arena.

Anyone who attends the Mardyke Arena in person sessions is also welcome to join the virtual session on Thursday.

Click here to book your class or if you need help with booking, please call 021 490 47 60

Regular activities

Perpetual Motion – CPA Choir

Start spreading the news ….. we are singing on MONDAYS!
Jerome has managed to secure the hall in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough. Many of you will remember we used this pre-Covid and found it easy to access with great parking. We have been wandering minstrels for a while, so it is great to be back in The Lough. Everyone is welcome.

Time: 7:30 to 9:00
Day: Monday

Great news! The choir will be singing at Cork Airport on Monday 5th December from 19.00 onwards. What a great way to welcome home travellers for Christmas.

Shauna Pumphrey will be our new conductor. She is highly skilled and energetic and many of us will remember her when she expertly conducted us at our Parkinson’s mass a few years ago.

Jerome Maume was diagnosed in 2015, aged 47. He is currently active with Cork Parkinson’s Association and advocates for Young Parkinson’s. Jerome co- founded in 2019 “Perpetual Motion” a choir for 20-30 persons with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.

Read more about Jerome (PDF)

Event news

CPA Annual Mass

It seems such a long time ago since we were able to have our annual Parkinson’s mass and many of us have fond memories of the Perpetual Motion choir having its first public performance in 2019 at that mass. Emeritus chair, Ted Horgan, has secured Bishop Fintan Gavin to officiate the 2022 Parkinson’s mass on…

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CPA Spring Party 2022

For the first time since January 2020 we can finally get together again to meet in person and celebrate our achievements over the past two years. We will be holding a Spring party on Sunday May 1st 2022 at the SilverSprings Hotel AND in the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, to facilitate our friends living further…

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What does CPA deliver?

Following our successful Planning day and subsequent AGM we thought it was a good idea to let people know what we have been up to in the last year or so and also to share with you the plans we have for the next few years. As we all know, Covid has not made this…

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FREE: Moving-Well with Parkinson’s Class

Every Friday from 11-12 we offer a FREE Moving-Well with Parkinsons Class, onLine with ZOOM. Moving Well with Parkinsons is a one-hour dance experience for people age 55+. It is an uplifting, extremely popular modern dance class which seamlessly transports you to a very joyful place, whilst improving breathing, balance, fluidity, flexibility and strength –…

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Congratulations Ciara and Una on completing the Cork Mini Marathon. CPA are very grateful to you both for raising funds and awareness of Parkinson’s. Donation page is still open so you can still recognise Ciara and Una’s achievement!

Una and Mum Ciara after completing the Mini Marathon. Like many people I didn’t know much about Parkinson’s disease until a very dear friend of our family was diagnosed with it. I was very surprised to learn just how many different aspects there are to the disease and how no two people will exhibit the…

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Gougane Barra – revisited

A big shoutout to Stella for organising another brilliant day in Gougane Barra and for arranging the fine weather too. It was such a pleasure to meet up with 25 fellow CPA members after a long time apart. Let’s hope this marks the start of our group activities returning to normal!

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