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.

8th Annual Avalon "Flip Flop" Walk - Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18 2015 8:00 am
Jul 18 2015 11:30 am

Join the Storbeck Family and The Parkinson Council on Saturday, July 18th for the 8th Annual Avalon “Flip Flop” Walkto find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.

The 2-mile Walk will take place at the Avalon Community Hall3001 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, NJ (click here for directions) with registration beginning at 8:00am. The Walk continues along the boardwalk loopingaround to Avalon Drive and then returns to the Center ending at 11:00am with cool treats donated by Springer’s Homemade Ice Cream.  Registration is free, but there is a “suggested” donation of $25 per person. All participants will receive an official “Flop Flop” Walk T-Shirt. This year’s Walk seeks to raise $10,000.  

Click here to register or donate!

Call us at 610.668.4292 for more details or email us at info@theparkinsoncouncil.org.

To read about how the Storbeck Family came together to create one of the "must do" summer charitable events in Avalon, click here.

Save the Date for "A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's" - October 10, 2015

Oct 10 2015 8:00 am
Oct 10 2015 11:30 am

Join us for A Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's on Saturday, October 10 on MLK/West River Drive. This gentle 3-mile walk is a time to come together to raise awareness of and funds for Parkinson's disease in the Delaware Valley.  

Stay tuned for more information on how to register!

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.  

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

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

Thank you for joining us for the 16th Annual Parkinson Golf Classic on Monday, June 15th at the Philadelphia Cricket Club - Flourtown.

The event raised $350,000 (an increase of almost $100,000 over 2014) and was a day full of great golf, camaraderie, and raising awareness for Parkinson's disease in the Delaware Valley.
All funds are reinvested back into our community for research and quality of life initiatives for people with Parkinson's and their families.

Special thanks to our honorees Charley Gehret and the Gehret Family, Classic Chair, Kenneth Gilberg and wife Nanci, Co-chairs Marc Feldman and Dan Forman and Honorary Chair Jan Albert.
Bravo and kudos to our 2015 Golf Classic honorees, committee members, volunteers, "Angel" donors, players, board and staff for a successful outing.  THANK YOU!

Click here to see photos from the day by Benjamin MacMaster.

To view our virtual ad book, click here.

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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