Past YOG meetings
- 29 May: We heard from the Parkinson's nurse specialist, Jo Chadwick, about nutrition and Parkinson's. Very informative session with lots of interesting questions and discussion.
- 27 March: Games day! Being the first meeting of the year it was great fun to play some games that helped us meet our fellow YOGs. A particularly hilarious game involved teams of 4 figuring out how they could all "stand" on a newspaper that was gradually folded into smaller and smaller sections.
- 26 October: Fremantle Soroptimists help us hold a “Party for Parkinson’s” to enable YOGS to reach out to our community and friends and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease. There were two (YOGS) speakers who each told of their journey with Parkinson’s. All funds raised from the party went to Parkinson’s WA.
- 28 June: we heard from a speaker from Commonwealth CareLink.
- 31 August: We met again socially at the Niche in Aberdare Rd, Nedlands from 2pm – 4pm.
- April: we met on Anzac Day at the Bedford Bowling Club for a game of bowls and some fun, and to help Tara, one of our youngest YOGS, to raise funds for the YOGS Scholarship fund, to support a PhD student to work at ParkC.
- 22 February: Approximately 35 of us met for a BBQ outside The Niche. The weather was perfect and so was the picnic that was organised. It was great to meet old and new (YOG) members.
- 14 December: Christmas Party at The Niche
- 23 November: An afternoon tea with Dr Roger Barker and Dr Anna Goodman from Cambridge University (UK). This was a fundraising event to support our Scholarship Fund at Edith Cowan University. Family and the people from the general community came and shared afternoon tea with the visiting doctors from 2pm to 3pm. At 3pm the Doctors spoke to YOGS and answer prepared questions for them.
- 26 October: Visit from Fiona Allen (Edith Cowan University) who updated us on the Scholarship Fund that we have set up to enable a prospective PhD student to work in research with Dr Meghan Thomas at ParkC.
- 22 June: Dr Daniel Galvao (Edith Cowan University) spoke with us about research and exercise at The Vario Health Institute and ParkC.
- 27 April: Approximately 40 YOG’s met for a social get together. We started with a Yoga(!) session lead by one of our YOG’s, Barbara. It wasn’t what most of us thought was Yoga. There were no unusual movements or legs being lifted over heads. It was more like gentle stretching and gradually a noticeable “calm” presided over the room. Marvellous! After this calming session of Yoga we heard from Janet, a Pd nurse specialist who spoke to us about the differences in Young Onset Parkinson's compared to regular Parkinson's. It was both interesting and informative and ensured that we were up to date with current knowledge of our condition.