2009 UPBEAT Weekend
On the weekend of March 27-29 2009 50 UPBEAT members and their partners/friends arrived in Christchurch for an enjoyable and informative conference.
Sessions included Neurologist Dr Tim Anderson who spoke about Parkinson's medication and medical treatments, Psychiatrist Dr Matthew Croucher who led an interactive session about non-motor symptom, physiotherapists Jessie Snowdon and Lucie Hartfield who spoke about exercise and led a number of practical sessions. The group also had plenty of time to share experiences and learn from each other.
The group gave overwhelmingly positive feedback about the event, with many new friends made.
“Being a first time member I found the three days just great. I learnt a lot and made many new friends who I hope to stay in contact with.”– Jan Burrows