By Lina | 19/03/2020

Here is some info about COVID-19 as it relates to Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Our members may have already seen this. Parkinsons NZ COVID-19 advice for patients MSNZ COVID-19 advice for patients All efforts are being made to limit the spread of this virus and each of us has a part to play by following…

COVID-19 – Stay Safe

By Lina | 13/03/2020

Following the announcement yesterday that COVID-19 is now officially considered to be a pandemic by the World Health Organization, we are sharing information and advice compiled by the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists and published on the MSNZ website. Although it has been published by MSNZ, the advice is equally relevant to our…

Living Well with Parkinson’s

By Lina | 11/03/2020

Due to scheduling conflicts, LWP will be on a Wednesday, starting on 1st April at 1pm – 3pm. Please let Anna know if you would like to attend:

Entertainment Book 2020

By Lina | 11/03/2020

Get your new Entertainment Membership today to support MS & Parkinsons Society Canterbury and receive this year’s exclusive offers. Entertainment Memberships can start anytime and contain thousands of offers for dining, travel and fun family activities! Purchase in March and use the code NZGIFTME to receive a $10 Caltex StarCash Gift Card, and up to…

Upcoming Coffee Mornings in Feb/March

By Lina | 19/02/2020

Tuesday 25th Feb, 2020 at Robert Harris, LincolnFriday 28th Feb, 2020 at The Old Vicarage, HalswellFriday 6th March, 2020 at Dux Dine, Riccarton All starting at 10.30am If you wish to attend, please RSVP to our Social Activities Co-ordinator, Lesley at

Living Well with Parkinson’s 2020 Dates

By Lina | 19/02/2020

The course is held from 1 – 3pm for six weeks starting Tuesday 3rd March. It looks at informing anyone with or affected by Parkinson’s about the condition and how to look after your well-being. If you would like to attend, please contact our Parkinson’s Nurse, Anna: or (03) 366 2857 ext. 4

Move It Article: The Press 3rd Feb 2020

By Lina | 12/02/2020

We were lucky enough to have an article done on our exercise classes and our Parkinson’s nurse, Anna, and featured in The Press. Find it here!

Yoga and Power of Dance Start Dates

By Lina | 16/01/2020

A reminder that while most of our exercise classes are back for 2020, Power of Dance and Yoga haven’t yet resumed. Unfortunately, the dates in the Newsletter were misprinted. Power of Dance will resume 4th February 2020. Yoga will resume 11th February 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

New Weekly Clinics

By Lina | 14/01/2020

New weekly clinics with Anna Fraser, Parkinson’s nurse. Three appointments available on Wednesdays at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm. If you need to meet with Anna to discuss or ask anything Parkinson’s related, please contact Donna-Marie to book an appointment on (03) 366 2857 ext. 6.

Gym Fees Increasing 2020

By Lina | 19/12/2019

Exercise class fees are going up to $8 a session from 1st January. For quite a long time, we’ve held the fees at the same price, absorbing cost increases. To continue classes we now need to increase the fees. We will continue to offer our concession cards and they are available from the office. The…