Parkinson Canada


Fanny Bernstein Living Well with Parkinson’s Education and Exercise Program at North York General Hospital



Area of Expertise

The program is presented by the inter-professional team with many years of experience working with people with Parkinson’s. Team members include pharmacist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social worker, dietitian, recreational therapist, nurse practitioner and physician.  


Goal: to support care-partners & empower seniors with Parkinson’s to gain knowledge in disease management and to establish a “healthy brain” lifestyle to delay disease progression.

Services include:

(1) Individual consultation by:  specialized pharmacist and/or physiotherapist

(2) Seniors with early stage of Parkinson’s disease (within 5 years of diagnosis) may join the 8-week group education and exercise.

Topics covered include but are not limited to:

  • Overview of Parkinson’s disease and coping with the diagnosis
  • Recognition and treatment of motor and non-motor symptoms
  • Education on cognitive function, diet, and speech & swallowing
  • Mindfulness and relaxation training
  • Advanced care planning and community resources

How to Register

Doctor Referral Required

Please note that these services are only available for people 65 years and older


free paid




243 Consumers Road, 3rd Floor, Toronto, On M2J 4W8
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