Art for Parkinson's Workshop 2 - Burwood

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Club Burwood RSL

96 Shaftesbury Road

Burwood, NSW 2134


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Art for Parkinson's is an innovative art programme for people living with Parkinson's.

It is designed to be a "can do" activity for people whose abilities have been compromised by Parkinson's

Research shows that creativity can be enhanced in people affected by Parkinson's.

Through recent studies Dr Julie H. Carter, Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health & Science University and Associate Director at the OHSU Parkinson Centre of Oregon, states that an individual can have some control over the symptoms of Parkinson's by teaching the brain to change and adapt to new circumstances, an ability called neuroplasticity.

Scientific evidence now suggests that certain activities - exercise, social connectedness and creativity - may not only be therapeutic for Parkinson's symptoms, but may actually change the brain and allow it to form new pathways of communication among brain cells.

The methodology used in each Art for Parkinson's session supports the findings of these areas of research.

“When I’m painting I forget about my Parkinson’s and it forgets about me”

  • No experience needed!

  • Express yourself in a different and creative way

  • Feel the freedom of trying something new

Relax and have fun in the company of others affected by Parkinson’s

Proudly supported by Club Burwood RSL

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition which affects the brain’s ability to control movement and may also be associated with other symptoms including mood, depression and anxiety. There is no cure.

In Australia, every hour of every day someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s. There are 80,000 people with Parkinson’s across all age groups. Whilst the majority of people affected are over 60 at the time of diagnosis, 20% are of working age and 10% are under the age of 40.

Cost: $10 + booking fee

Morning tea and all supplies provided.

Bookings essential


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available on site and the club has accessible entry. For any other information, please contact Club Burwood RSL directly on (02) 87412888

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What are the club regulations?

For full details visit the club website

What can I bring to the workshop?

Just bring yourself. Morning tea and all supplies are provided

What's the refund policy?

We understand things get in the way sometimes. You can apply for a refund up until 3 days out from the event date. Please contact the organiser or contact Wendy Davis on 0415 361 991

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