There are over 40,000 people with Parkinson Disease in Ontario. The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation is committed to funding essential programs that make a positive impact in their lives. Programs will focus on Parkinson specific therapeutic and recreational therapies.
For individuals with Parkinson’s improved mobility decreases the risks of falls and can help manage other complications of the disease. A recent Ipsos study indicates that 73% of all Canadians living with Parkinson’s rate regular exercise as the service most important to them.
Research has shown that various forms of tailored exercise can improve gait, balance, tremor, flexibility, grip strength, cognition and overall motor coordination in people living with Parkinson’s.
Art therapies can foster healing by developing self-awareness, exploring emotions, coping with stress and improving social skills. 90% of those living with Parkinson’s experience voice and speech challenges and Singing can help improve communication, respiratory and swallow control.
The Passion for Parkinson’s Foundation will collaborate with accredited Community Partners and fund the following programs: