About Us

Our Mission  

The Parkinson Council is the premier local organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients, carepartners, and their families impacted by Parkinson’s disease.

We invest in research, education and programs provided by world-renowned institutions and innovative service organizations in the greater Delaware Valley area.

We strengthen our role in the Parkinson’s community by increasing the number of lives we touch every year.

Click on the presentation below to find out more about us, how we work and where the money goes.

Join Us for Spring Swing: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Apr 22 2015 6:30 pm
Apr 22 2015 9:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Pyramid Club for our annual Spring Swing Celebration! 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets!

Movement Classes

Dance…

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.

Emma Lee/for Newsworks

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.

Press

Abington YMCA dance class designed for people with Parkinson's disease, by Hilary Bentman, Philly.burbs.com 7/2/13

Dance classes help Parkinson's patients stay limber, by Gloria Hochman, Philadelphia Inquirer 6/16/13

People with Parkinson's revel in dance class made for them, by Maiken Scott, WHYY Newsworks 5/8/13

Support Groups

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.  

Get your tickets for Saturday, April 25, 2015 Parkinson's Night at the Phillies!

Apr 25 2015 7:05 pm
Apr 25 2015 7:05 pm

Join for our annual Parkinson's Night at the Ballpark at Citizen's Bank Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Here are the three reasons you need to be there:

  1. Cheer on the Phillies when they take on the Braves at 7:05pm!
  2. Raise awareness - it's Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month!
  3. A portion of your ticket price benefit the Parkinson Council!

Click here to purchase your tickets for Section 208 and 209 

Kappa Sigma's Fifth Annual Walk to Fight Parkinson's disease on April 26, 2015

Apr 26 2015 12:00 pm
Apr 26 2015 5:00 pm


Join us on Sunday, April 26th, during National Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month for Kappa Sigma's Fifth Annual Walk to Fight Parkinson's disease by registering your team online today! Kappa Sigma also welcomes onsite registration the day of the walk! A $10 registration donation is encouraged and appreciated.  You can help us reach our goal of $5,000 faster if you consider a donation of $25 or more! Click here to register or donate!

The 16th Annual Parkinson Golf Classic: Monday, June 15, 2015

Jun 15 2015 9:00 am
Jun 15 2015 8:00 pm

Join Us for the 16th Annual Parkinson Golf Classic on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club - Flourtown.

Join The Parkinson Council and Golf Tournament Chair Kenneth R. Gilberg for a day of fun golf, good food, and friendly competition for a great cause!

Click above to download invitation and RSVP Card in Dropbox

For more information, contact golf@theparkinsoncouncil.org or 610.668.4292.

Acing Parkinson's: June 29, 2015 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martins

Jun 29 2015 10:00 am
Jun 29 2015 2:00 pm