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.

2015 Musical Benefit Concert and Auction at the Arden Theatre Company: Monday, March 30th

Mar 30 2015 6:30 pm
Mar 30 2015 9:00 pm

On Monday, March 30, 2015 join us for...

a night of MUSIC.

a night of SONG.

a night of HOPE.

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.

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!

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.

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at 610.668.4292 or via email at springswing@theparkinsoncouncil.org.

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.  

Movement Classes


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.


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

Get your tickets for 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 

Save the Date for the 16th Annual Parkinson Golf Classic: Monday, June 15, 2015

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

Save the Date 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!

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

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