Parkinson’s Mass 2022

It was such an honour for us that Bishop Fintan Gavin celebrated our Parkinson’s Mass on 27th April. It was a very powerful and moving mass with the celebrants coming down to the congregation for the Healing Anointment ceremony. To remember our fellow CPA friends who have gone to their eternal reward, we lit a…

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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…

Cork City Half Marathon – June 5th 2022

#PD Rebel Runners are now officially entered into the Marathon as a team. So far we have Jerome Maume representing Young Parkinson’s, Brid McAuliffe representing Carers, Tony Wilkinson’s representing the Wibbly Wobblies and a number of other people in the medical, research, physiotherapy and other supporting roles running under the banner. We have worked closely…

CPA meets Cork TDs in Dublin to drive the “Patients Deserve Better” campaign.

We had a very successful meeting in Buswells Hotel on 24th November and met some very influential Cork TDs who actively support the campaign. We were also joined online by a number of interested parties and other neurological groups anxious to highlight the shortage of Neurological Specialist Nurses and the impact this has on their…

“Patients Deserve Better” – Cork needs 16 Neurological Specialist Nurses

We will be speaking to all Cork TDs and Senators at a meeting in Buswells Hotel on Wednesday 24th November at 11.00 highlighting the woeful impact the lack of Neurological Specialist Nurses has on their constituents and how breaching this gap can save the HSE money. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89839488219?pwd=Ylh2RkNZNmFPQWhHTjJmM1VLYkVnUT09 Meeting ID: 898 3948 8219Passcode: 575673

Study on freezing episodes etc

Róisín Guerin is doing a 2nd year Masters of Physiotherapy at UCC and is one of Dr Ruth McCullagh’s students.  She is running a survey to study freezing episodes, falls and physical activity engagement in people with Parkinson’s Disease. We can help her by completing this survey at the following link https://forms.gle/dZQFpERNhKxMEnhj9 .  The survey should only take…