How are Support Groups staying in touch?

How are Support Groups staying in touch?

The impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Australian society has been significant.

Participants of Parkinson’s NSW Support Groups have taken to technology with a passion to overcome the challenges of social isolation. Here’s how some of our Groups have chosen to stay in touch.

If you would like assistance to connect with the people in your Support Group via Zoom, please see the footnote and get in touch with the Parkinson’s NSW Support Group Coordinator T: 02 8051 1900 E: felicity.jones@parkinsonsnsw.org.au


Leadership Team telephone calls, ‘buddy calls’, texts and emails

  • Coastal Waters (Nowra)
  • Cowra
  • Dubbo
  • Eurobodalla
  • Griffith
  • Inner West
  • Lismore
  • Milton Ulladulla
  • Newcastle
  • Nowra
  • Southern Highlands
  • Tamworth
  • Tomaree
  • Tumbarumba
  • Tweed
  • West Wyalong

Zoom* meetings and activities

  • Ashfield
  • Ballina
  • Blacktown
  • Central Coast
  • Chatswood
  • Eastern Suburbs
  • Five Dock
  • Inner West
  • Hornsby (for Parkinsong)
  • Kiama (weekly chats and regular Group meetings – including sharing videos)
  • Manly Mosman
  • Nepean Blue Mountains (for meetings, virtual afternoon teas and Dance for Parkinson’s)
  • Newcastle (for choir and art classes)
  • Shoalhaven groups including Milton Ulladulla and two groups in Nowra
  • South Coast Young Onset

*Zoom is a teleconferencing application which can be used on your computer (either Apple or Windows-based) or smartphone. A basic Zoom plan is available for free, allowing up to 40 minutes of connection time. Learn more about Zoom by watching this video. Download the application for free here.

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