Join us in Fergus for our Living Well Conference where you will learn about a wholistic approach to living with Parkinson’s disease. We are happy to be hosting this incredible day of learning, movement and community-building.

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. Neuromuscular Physiologist Terry Moore will then lead us through a movement break focusing on the health of the neck and back muscles from improving overall health and function.

In the afternoon, Sarah Jane Burton and Leslie Fisher from Park n’Dance will teach us some moves then, Christina Zahra Keating and Shannon Silva from Changing Tides Counseling will talk about Parkinson’s disease and mental health. They will cover navigating your diagnosis and life changes, the benefits of movement and managing adaptations as your body changes. They will also touch on managing grief and expectations that arise after a diagnosis. Warning signs and flags of difficult emotions will be explored with resources and tools to help manage them.

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.

Alex Guennewig

Alex is an MSW and the current Manager of Patient Services for Wellington geography which includes community and hospital teams. Alex has a number of years of experience supporting teams within developmental services, crisis and healthcare settings.

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.

Terry Moore

After living 25 years with chronic pain, Terry Moore was inspired to study neuromuscular physiology and to gain knowledge to truly understand pain and dysfunction. He is the founder of Moore MyoWorx and has a clinic in Guelph. He recently opened another clinic in Centennial, Colorado. Terry is driven by getting results and works tirelessly doing direct patient care, teaching and training.