EXERCISE & ACTIVITIES
PWR! Moves exercise classes
For more information on registration, class times and locations:
Sean Dance, Certified PWR!Moves Instructor
Interior Health has partnered with the City of Kelowna
to guide people with Parkinson’s Disease and other conditions
to appropriate activities and exercise programs.
This service is available via walk in and phone:
Parkinson Recreation Centre, 1800 Parkinson Way
Monday 9 – 10:30 am
Tuesday 1 – 2:30 pm
Wednesday 2:30 – 4 pm
Thursday 12:30 – 2 pm
Several local community healthcare providers have a special interest in Parkinson’s disease, including
DeAnna MacArthur (Registered Physiotherapist)
Stride Mobile Physiotherapy*
778-215-7780 ext. 1
SongShine Music Therapy runs a program to maintain
vocal strength for people with Parkinson’s.
The local group in Kelowna meets weekly for 1 – 1.5 hours and is open to any patients with neurological disorders looking to strengthen their voice.
Currently the group meets Meets Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 2:30pm, except in July. On the second Tuesday of the month the group stays for refreshments after the session.
Meetings are at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1130 Springfield Road
Up to date information can be found here:
SUPPORT & MEETINGS
Kelowna Parkinson Support Group
First Mennonite Church | 1305 Gordon Drive
First Thursday of each month 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Contact: Louise Corbeil | Tel 778-754-9031 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelowna Parkinson Caregiver Support Group
Sandalwood Retirement Resort, 580 Yates Rd.
4th Friday of each month, Sep – Jun
Kelowna Breakfast Support meeting
Ramada Hotel | 2170 Harvey Ave
3rd Friday of each month
The International Essential Tremor Foundation has a wealth of information on their website:
Many patients find practical solutions like weighted utensils or writing instruments can have an impact on activities that are frustrating with tremor. Some examples are found here:
There are computer software options e.g. SteadyMouse for patients with tremor that can simplify computer use with tremor.
The Kelowna Chapter of the Huntington Society Canada operates a Facebook page:
The family services Team for the Okanagan is described here:
Information about clinical trials can be found here: