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.’

There is no CPA Connect meeting this week as we need to get the local groups up and running again. Zoom calls will still happen but only when we have specific topics, guest speakers or other time-critical information

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 @ 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

We meet at “The Church of the Immaculate Conception”, The Lough every Monday evening. It is a great venue with plenty of parking. Everyone is welcome and it is a very enjoyable way to exercise your voice and keep it strong

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

Parkinson’s Mass 2023

Emeritus chair, Ted Horgan, has again arranged for the annual Parkinson’s mass to take place on Wednesday, April 19th at 7.00 p.m. in St Patrick’s church, Rochestown. Our choir, Perpetual Motion, will be there. It will be live-streamed and open to all our members and local groups throughout Ireland.

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World Parkinsons Coalition Singalong Co-hosted from Ireland

Wednesday 8th March 2023 at 4.00 pm  Jerome  has been invited to co-host the World Parkinsons Coalition singalong again to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day a little early. He would love as many as possible to please join in and help the Parkinsons community worldwide to learn some Irish songs including  Molly Malone, The Wild Rover, Fields of Athenry, Oro…

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Rebel call to Action

On Tuesday 21st February, we had a very successful launch of the CH04 Patients Deserve Better campaign calling for specialist neurorehabilitation teams for people living in our area. Ivan and Eleanor represented CPA on the call and gave a very clear message of the significance of having such a team in Cork/Kerry to support people…

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Oh what a party!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday 29th and helped make it a great event. We have great plans for the year ahead and are looking forward to you helping us achieve them. Set Dancing – remember you can join us in Ballinhassig on Tuesdays at 14.00 Rebel Express driving home the message…

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Crowley Clan fundraising quiz

On February 2nd, there is a table quiz in Crossmahon bar (Knocknagarrane, Cross Mahon, Co. Cork, P72 P627). From the recent annual Crowley Clan gathering a decision was made to hold a quiz to raise funds for local charities of which Cork Parkinson’s is one. It starts @ 8.30 pm, 4 members per team at…

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CPA Annual Gathering – January 29th 2023

We are delighted to host the CPA annual gathering at the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs on Sunday January 29th 2023. Booking is essential as we need numbers for the hotel to ensure that the room is big enough for everyone and for catering purposes.  We need final numbers by Friday, January 13th.  To book your…

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