The Parkinson Council, a Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, provides financial support to local nonprofits and institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life for Parkinson's disease patients, their families and carepartners.
Click on the presentation below to find out more about us, how we work and where the money goes.
Join us for a magical night at the Arden Theater Company located at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia on Monday, March 30, 2015 (click here for directions). Silent Auction preview at 6:30p.m. Concert begins at 7:00pm.
For the past ten years, Gina Giachero has musically directed the Musical Benefit Concert in support of her sister Jennifer Lardani. Jenn and her family are working together to make a positive impact in raising funds for The Parkinson Council, whose mission is to invest in local programs and services that help people with Parkinson's thrive and research that offers hope for a cure.
Tickets for this event are:
$40 includes performance and wine/beer
$30 for performance only
Click here to purchase tickets online or make a donation. If you prefer to pay for your tickets by check, please make your check payable to "The Parkinson Council" and mail to 111 Presidential Blvd., Suite 141, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. Please add "Benefit Concert" to the memo line of your check. If you have any questions, please contact us 610.668.4292.
During National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month in April, we will highlight the amazing work of our local partners in research, education, outreach and quality of life programs to support people with Parkinson's and their families.
Dance for PD is a unique movement program specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. It helps people affected by PD improve well-being, address symptoms and connect with others in the Parkinson’s community in a safe, fun and creative environment.
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Everyone with PD, family and friends are welcome... no dance experience is necessary! Participants have the opportunity to experience a variety of dance themes including folk dance, ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theater numbers, all with an emphasis on using the power of music to move.
A support group is a way for people to help Parkinson's Disease patients cope with problems they all share. These groups offer social and emotional support to patients and their care partners, education and information from peers and professionals and a chance to be active for oneself and for others in the community. Members give and receive information and encouragement through the mail, phone calls, and group meetings. There are more than 40 support groups now active in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Groups meet weekly or monthly.