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.
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. Every 2nd Monday of the month our Head Space call is with Monica Navarro Hickey, our Psychotherapist, Monica talks about the various Psychological conditions around Parkinson’s, and also isolating due to COVID 19. 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
Our last scheduled meeting was July 12th before we broke for summer. We will be back again in September. Stella will be hosting Coffee n Chat sessions at this time each Monday until Cork Connect restarts in September. See News & Events for joining details
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.
Initially these classes were in a public venue but moved to online like everything else. This felt like a big decision at the time but our group benefited hugely from it, not alone for the exercise but also for the camaraderie and fun during the sessions.
Andrew Burns now leads the classes and has no problem keeping us motivated and engaged.
The instructor will send you a link via email.
Perpetual Motion – CPA Choir
Jerome Maume, an accomplished singer with a number of choirs, was instrumental in forming the CPA choir and putting focus on safeguarding and strengthening the voice which is vital for People with Parkinson’s. The best way to do that is through singing and vocal exercises.
Under the tutelage of Pat, the Natural Voice is about celebrating the voice you were born with and about welcoming all voices into a group and working from there to make a group sound.
We are taking a break for the summer and will start again in September
Read more about Jerome (PDF)
Due to COVID-19 and the global impact of the pandemic, the 6th World Parkinson Congress (WPC) has been postponed from 2022 to 2023. It will remain in Barcelona, Spain, with the new dates of July 4 to 7, 2023. That give Perpetual Motion more time to practice and fine tune our repertoire
Stella is hosting weekly meetings each Mondays to replace our usual Cork Connect sessions until we start again in September Monday July 26th @ 11:00 AM Cork Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 557 177 5101Passcode: 242484
Our next Walk & Talk event is: Date/Time: Tuesday 27th July @ 11.30 Meeting Point: Blackrock Castle – top car park Walk Leader: Jerome Maume Everyone is welcome. Don’t know Jerome? … look out for man with a small fluffy white dog!
As we know all too well, sleep and night-time problems are common in Parkinson’s leaving you feeling tired and drowsy. We can be more prone to insomnia because of symptoms, such as tremor, stiffness, pain and restless legs syndrome, that can disturb sleep. Parkinson’s medication can cause excessive daytime sleepiness or sudden onset of sleep. This can be severe for some…
My family and I are delighted to contribute a donation to the Parkinson Association of Bandon in memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Williams. Click here to see our intrepid biker For everyone in the world it had been a long and challenging time. Covid has tested us in areas that we did not realise we had…
This week is World Parkinson’s Awareness Week – which runs from 11-17 April – and to mark it, Cork Parkinson’s Association has raised the impressive sum of €50,000 to fund research at UCC. Click here to learn more about our donation