Parkinson's SA In The News

Forced cut to services will affect people with a chronic incurable condition

2 Jun 2016 5:03 PM - Media Release from Parkinson's SA

Parkinson’s SA is forced to close one day per week to cut costs. The organisation will close on Fridays, beginning 1 July, to slash 20% from the operating budget.

Parkinson’s SA provides vital support services to the 8000 South Au...

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Cuts a blow to Parkinson's disease sufferers

7 Apr 2016 9:11 PM -

Thousands of South Australians battling Parkinson’s disease could be dealt a blow when cuts are made to a local organisation, it is feared.

Parkinson's SA has said it can no longer cope with soaring de...

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Interview with CEO

22 Mar 2016 4:27 PM -

CEO Christine Belford and Annie Tonkin on Switzer TV being interviewed about Parkinson's SA and not-for-profit funding.


Here is a link to the interv...

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Pedal for Parkinson's - Kevin Weeks - Today Tonight Story

6 Oct 2015 4:11 PM -

The South Aussie entrepreneur taking Australia and the US by storm in the building industry.. But now his personal battle which could be his most enduring legacy


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Gala Event - Social Pages

6 Oct 2015 4:01 PM -

Here is a link to the Gala Event for Pedal for Parkinson's

InDaily published on October 2nd eight guest social p...

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ABC News - Parkinson's & Dance

6 Oct 2015 3:55 PM -

Below is a link to the ABC News Story about Parkinson's sufferers attending the Parkinson's SA Dance classes and what benefits can be gained!

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Parkinson's Australia National Conference

2 Jun 2015 12:10 PM -

During the National Parkinson's Conference we received amazing media coverage as listed below with links to view the stories:

1. Channel 7 Today Tonight and National News featured Professor Simon Lewis and Parkinson’s...

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Predicting Parkinson's disease

28 Apr 2015 4:13 PM -

"Predicting Parkinson's disease" will be presented by Simon Lewis who is one of our keynote speakers for our Conference in May 2015.

Here is a link to Simon Lewis providing information about thi...

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Our CEO wins International Award

14 Apr 2015 3:08 PM -

Congratulations to Those Who Inspire Others…..

Join World Parkinson’s Program in congratulating the recipients of the Dr.Rana International Parkinson’s Community...

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Parkinson's Nurses - Update on Election Promise

22 Oct 2014 6:30 PM -

Here is a link to the Today Tonight story "Parkinson's - Carers" which was broadcast on 22 October. Reporter, Hendrik Gout, interviews Christine...

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2017 Parkinson's SA Scholarships

Parkinson’s SA was established in 1983 to provide services and represent people with Parkinson’s and their families.

1. Research Foundation

As a result of a bequest from the late Mr Norman Weir, a person with Parkinson’s, Parkinson’s SA has established a Research Foundation and as part of that Foundation wishes to encourage research into Parkinson’s disease at the Honours level.

The current scholarship of $3000 is being offered to an Honours student in South Australia whose main focus of study is Parkinson’s disease, whether in a medical, health science or social science field. 

To be considered, students are asked to complete this form, have it signed by their supervisor and submit it to olivia@parkinsonssa.org.au by Friday 30 June 2017.

For further information please contact Olivia Nassaris, Communications & Development Coordinator, on the email above or by phone on 8357 8909. 

Applications will be considered by an expert panel and the selected student will be advised. The result will be shown on the Parkinson’s SA website www.parkinsonssa.org.au.

In 2015, we selected 2 Scholarships to:

  • Guowen Hu who is undertaking a science based project
  • Ashleigh Watson who is undertaking a project in her capacity as an Occupational Therapy student

The first scholarship in 2013 was won by Patrick Faulkner who has continued his studies and is currently undertaking a PhD in Parkinson's.


2. Alison Ballantyne Scholarship

In honour of Alison Ballantyne, former Board Members and tireless advocate for Parkinson's SA, and herself a person with Parkinson's, Parkinson's SA wishes to encourage research into Parkinson's disease at the Honours level through the provision of scholarships.  These scholarships have been made possible by the generous endowment of Donna and Geoff McKinnon. 

One or two scholarships of $3000 will be offered to an Honours student in South Australia whose main focus of study is Parkinson’s disease, whether in a medical, health science or social science field. 

To be considered, students are asked to complete this form, have it signed by their supervisor and submit it to olivia@parkinsonssa.org.au by Friday 30 June 2017.

For further information please contact Olivia Nassaris, Communications & Development Coordinator, on the email above or by phone on 8357 8909. 

Applications will be considered by an expert panel and the selected student will be advised. The result will be shown on the Parkinson’s SA website www.parkinsonssa.org.au