[ This page could do with a re-write, I think. Perhaps you could suggest some edits? Anyway, this is just to show how a Google calendar could be displayed – see the link in the next paragraph. I’ve put it near the bottom of the page but you might prefer it near the top? ]

Activities and events

Details of all our regular activities and events are provided here. Please also check out our Events Calendar below, where all our forthcoming events and activities are listed.

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. 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
Time: 11:00 AM
DATE: Monday, July 11 2022

This will be our final meeting before summer recess! We will be back again in September. Today’s meeting will be about the fantastic day we had on Wednesday at Leinster House and sharing some landmark moments and TD commitments.

Click here to join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 864 4010 4331
Passcode: 289227

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

We are taking a break for summer and will be back in action again in September – we have a lot of work to do if we plan to go to Barcelona in 2023!

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. Before the Covid19 Pandemic the choir successfully performed at several events under its new Musical Director Pat Sheehan-Corbett and looks forward to a great future.

Read more about Jerome (PDF)

Events Calendar

Click on the different events listed in the calendar to find out more information about each one.

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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