Join us in Fergus for our Living Well Conference where we will discuss a holistic approach to the care of people with Parkinson’s disease. A holistic approach means recognizing that you are not alone, and other forms of community care and support can are available. In the morning we will hear from Alex Guennewig, Manager of Patient Services of Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) who will be unpacking the support available and how to get enrolled.

In the afternoon, Christina Zahra Keating and Shannon Silva from Changing Tides Counseling will talk to us about Parkinson’s disease and mental health. They will cover navigating diagnosis and life changes, managing grief and expectations, as well as the warning signs the resources available for help.

April 16, 2024

Fergus Legion
10:00am – 3:00pm


Christina Zahra Keating

Christina currently work at Changing Tides Counselling as a Registered Psychotherapist and specialize in working with chronic illness, ADHD, OCD and parenting strategies. Christina has 11 years of public recreation, education and funding program delivery, with a special focus on seniors recreation, lifestyle modification programming and chronic illness.

Shannon Silva

Shannon Silva is a registered social worker currently working at Changing Tides Counselling in Guelph, Ontario. She offers mental health therapy to individuals, families, and couples who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and challenging life transitions. She has worked in a variety of settings such as long-term care, youth facilities, and a local distress line.