[ 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

Fundraising Events this summer

Duhallow Vintage Club will be at the famous Mallow Home & Garden Festival on May 26, 27 and 28. They will be promoting Parkinson’s awareness and fundraising for Cork Parkinson’s. Pencil it into your diary as this is always a fantastic event. Siobhan Buckley memorial climbDavid and Aidan Buckley are doing a memorial climb of Mushera…

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Parkinson’s Mass 2023

Emeritus chair, Ted Horgan, has 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. The celebrant will be Cannon Teddy O’Sullivan. Our choir, Perpetual Motion will be there. It will be livestreamed on www.Douglasrochestownparish.ie. Open to all our members and local groups throughout…

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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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