The situation in Canada is changing rapidly and for many of you, activities have been postponed that you looked forward to in your daily routine – such as support groups, exercise and dance classes, boxing, art, and so much more – while we cannot replace these events, we will strive to keep you informed and active – bookmark this page and visit often. Questions or suggestions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our resources page for more information about Parkinson’s Disease.
For more details on symptoms, social distancing and other updates, visit the Government of Canada website.
Medications and vaccinations
- Check your medications. Take inventory. Contact your pharmacist to refill prescriptions that are running low. Many pharmacies offer a delivery service. Be sure to request refills ahead of time to ensure sufficient time for delivery.
- Vaccinations: Find more information on the vaccine roll out plan for Canada and a tool to easily search for information specific to your province or territory. We also have a short FAQ on COVID-19 and Parkinson’s.
- Talk to your doctor about the pneumonia vaccine. Seniors (60+) are most at risk to develop COVID-19 symptoms that can lead to the development of pneumonia.
- Review Parkinson Canada’s ACT on Time™ program and resources in the event you need to educate a health care professional about your Parkinson’s needs. If you become hospitalized, refer to the resource about Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Healthcare Settings
- Depression and anxiety are normal symptoms for people with Parkinson’s. Read our information sheet about Coping with Depression and Anxiety
- Keep your Health Card handy. Keep it with you at all times.
- Questions about Parkinson’s disease? Contact our Information and Referral line.
- (pdf) : Exercises for People with Parkinson’s
- (video) : Davis Phinney Foundation:
Parkinson’s Exercise Essentials
Standard and advanced workout routines
- (video) : Parkinson Wellness Recovery, PWR! Moves
Neuroplasticity-principled programming, developed by physical therapist and neuroscientist, Dr. Becky Farley
- (video) : Brian Grant Foundation:
Exercise for Parkinson’s and recommendations for managing symptoms
- (video) : Power for Parkinson’s
Innovative program using a Parkinson’s symptom-directed approach
- (video) : NeuroFit BC
Led by physiotherapist Naomi Casiro specifically for people with Parkinson’s
- (video) : Dance for PD™
Archived exercise classes through music and movement from a range of dance styles
- (video) : Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation
Classes with Renee Le Verrier, certified yoga instructor and person with Parkinson’s
Resources for care partners
- Read our Care Partnering book online