Circle of Help
Creating a circle of awareness, support and hope
A Parkinson’s diagnosis can be intimidating and confusing, but this Parkinson Awareness Month, we want to show Albertans with Parkinson disease that they are not alone. We are here to help. Through emotional, educational, and physically motivating programs and support, we offer tools to better understand the road ahead as part of a safe and welcoming community.
Parkinson's Awareness Month
Every year, Parkinson Association of Alberta raises awareness during Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April and celebrates the unique experiences and stories of our community. This year we are especially excited to invite you to join our Circle of Help, beginning with a special video presented by our friends at Bayshore Home Health initiative. We also launched a text to donate initiative and a collaboration with our friends Century 21 Foothills to promote this very important month.
Our family invites yours to connect and share in the Circle of Help.
Our programs and research initiatives are made possible through the generosity of our community. Donations and the purchase of annual memberships allow us to create a welcoming and supportive space for Albertans with Parkinson disease and their families and friends.
Learn about the impact you can make today:
Stories of Hope
Norm and Mary
“Like most couples, getting a Parkinson’s diagnosis was overwhelming to us. We didn’t know much about the disease and had no idea what to expect in the future. We visited the Parkinson Association of Alberta office, where we were provided with information, resources and assured we weren’t alone. What a relief!”
“Nearly a year ago we got the diagnosis that my wife Carol has Parkinson’s disease. This was really disheartening as we had lost my older brother Don just two years earlier after a long stretch of years fighting this dreaded disease.”
Monty and Yolande
“Our neurologist suggested we contact PAA for support and information after confirming Monty’s diagnosis just over a year ago. We also joined a monthly support group, which we both attend, and I joined a caregiver group. These care groups reinforce the feeling that we are not alone in dealing with PD. They also offer us a tremendous opportunity to share information that might not be readily available.”
“Despite a recent move to Australia, Jacqueline still wanted to support us. She organized a challenge that her and her fellow community members could participate in – no matter where in the world they were!”