The U-Turn Parkinson’s Community Blog contributes to furthering the mission of U-Turn Parkinson’s by ensuring the voice of people affected by Parkinson’s disease is integrated throughout U-Turn Parkinson’s programs, initiatives, services, and areas of work.

This blog is a way for people living with Parkinson’s to share, educate, learn and connect with others impacted by the disease.

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Hidden Disabilities: Travel Assistance Program

Hidden Disabilities: Travel Assistance Program

Hidden Disabilities - Travel Assistance Program by S. Stothers Over the last year, a friend has been asking me to go to Vancouver Island to help work on one of his car builds. Something I have done in the past, and always had a great time doing! During this past year,...

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Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month

Recognizing Men’s Health Month June not only marks the official start of summer (woo hoo!), but also Men’s Health Month. International Men’s Health Week also takes place from June 10-16, making it a great opportunity to practice preventative care and develop healthy...

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Behind the Scenes: The Walk to U-Turn Parkinson’s!

Behind the Scenes: The Walk to U-Turn Parkinson’s!

Behind the Scenes: The Walk to U-Turn Parkinson’s!  Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to organize our fundraiser walk! As you lace up your sneakers and gather your team and family for a day of camaraderie and support, there's a bustling world of...

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Diet & Parkinson’s

Diet & Parkinson’s

In support of Nutrition Month, we'd like to share some Parkinson's specific Nutrition information to support you in living your best. The following resources and research will echo the thought that there is no one recommended way to eat with Parkinson's disease....

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U-TurnPD Community Spotlight: Donna Linklater

U-TurnPD Community Spotlight: Donna Linklater

Donna Linklater: U-Tunes Instructor, Early Childhood Music and Outreach Wellness Programming at Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Art How did you get started with the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts (MCMA) Music Equals program? I started working at MCMA last...

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Physiotherapist Resources

Physiotherapist Resources

U-Turn Parkinson's has had the privilege of working with several Physiotherapists over the years and we'd like to pass along a few recommendations for your convenience.  Physiotherapists we have worked closely with: Deer Lodge Movement Disorder Clinic (If you're a MDC...

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World Suicide Prevention Day September 10, 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day September 10, 2022

Creating Hope Through Action  Through this year’s theme, we aim to work together to create a movement of preventative action, to recognize the impact of suicide and ultimately, strive to prevent it. At times, the work of suicide prevention can feel overwhelming, but...

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Fall Prevention for Parkinson’s

Fall Prevention for Parkinson’s

Fall Prevention Month encourages groups to come together to bring awareness to fall prevention and encourage everyone to see their role in preventing falls and fall-related injuries across the lifespan! Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations...

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10 Reasons to Try Urban Poling for Parkinson’s

10 Reasons to Try Urban Poling for Parkinson’s

Written by Tim Hague Sr., Founder and Executive Director of U-Turn Parkinson’s I was personally first introduced to ‘pole walking’ at a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery retreat I had the pleasure of speaking at. This was not the first time I had seen this, what was to...

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Self-Care Tips for Parkinson’s

Self-Care Tips for Parkinson’s

International Self-Care Day is July 24, 2022! Written by: Taylor Devlin, General Manager July 24 is International Self-Care Day—an opportunity to raise awareness about life-long self-care and the important role it plays in leading a healthy lifestyle. The date chosen...

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