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 caregivers.
Click on the presentation below to find out more about us, how we work and where the moneygoes.
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.
Exploring the Role of Nursing in Parkinson's Disease
Thursday, April 24, 2014 Hilton, Philadelphia City Avenue 4200 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131
9:30am to 2pm
$25 registration fee (continental breakfast and lunch provided)
$5 for self parking (walk to and from venue)
$10 for valet parking
Presented by The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of the University of Pennsylvania Health System at Pennsylvania Hospital
This event is supported by The Parkinson Council
About this program Building a support system is an important part of living well with Parkinson’s disease (PD). All of us at the PD&MDC are committed to making the burden of PD more manageable for people with PD and their loved ones. Although Parkinson’s disease can look very different in each person impacted with this disease, there are many commonalities that will be discussed throughout this symposium. Our goal is to inform and educate, as well as to offer treatment strategies and ways to cope with the challenges PD presents.
Please join Kappa Sigma - Beta Pi Chapter on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12pm - 5pm for their fourth annual Walk to Fight Parkinson's Disease!Held during National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, the walk will raise money to ensure a better quality of life for people with Parkinson's, their families and carepartners. Kappa Sigma would greatly appreciate your help with our efforts. Together Kappa Sigma will not just make a difference, but we will show that we can and we will put an end to Parkinson’s disease. Registration is free but a donation of $10.00 or more will be greatly appreciated! Click here to register!
Philadelphia Cricket Club 6025 West Valley Green Road Flourtown, PA 19031
Featuring a legendary golf course, recently restored back to noted American golf architect A.W. Tillinghast's original vision.
The 2014 Golf Classic will use Philadelphia Cricket Club's (PCC's) two courses with the opportunity to play on the famed "Wissahickon Course", which was voted "Best course renovation of 2013" by Bradley Klein, Golfweek architecture editor. PCC was also selected to host the 48th PGA National Professional Championship in 2015.