Parkinson Canada launching two support groups in Montreal


Montreal, May 15, 2016 – Parkinson Canada is teaming up with the Cummings Centre to offer monthly, English-speaking support group meetings for people with Parkinson's at two Montreal locations. The initial meetings will both be held on June 21, 2016 as follows:

  • Cummings Centre at 5700 Westbury Ave. from 10 a.m. to noon
  • Cummings West at 96 Roger Pilon St., Dollard-des Ormeaux, from 2 to 4 p.m.

"We are pleased to be able to address the need for support for English-speaking people living with Parkinson's in Montreal," says Danielle Blain, Managing Director, Parkinson Canada in Quebec. "Our Parkinson support groups enable people who are facing similar challenges to share experiences, resources and feelings in a supportive environment. Our goal is to help participants deal positively with this life-changing condition."

These Parkinson support groups will be led by a professional facilitator and light refreshments will be available. Support group meetings are offered free of charge, but registration is required. To register, please call (514) 342-1234, local 7201. For more details, visit www.parkinson.ca/qc.

About Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada is the national voice of Canadians living with Parkinson' Disease. From diagnosis to discovery, since 1965 the group provides education, advocacy and support services to people living with Parkinson's, caregivers and health care professionals. Parkinson Canada Research Program funds innovative research to search for better treatments and a cure. Parkinson Canada is an Imagine Canada accredited organization. Visit www.parkinson.ca

Media Contact:
Danielle Blain
Managing Director, Quebec
Parkinson Canada
danielle.blain@parkinson.ca
514-357-4291 or 1-800-565-3000 x3397