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2021 Grant Recipients

The Parkinson Council allocated $125,000 in grant funding to local organizations in 2021. 

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program at Arcadia

  • Stay Fit Exercise Program – Funding requested for salary and operational support of the Stay Fit Program (one of three semesters).

Cooper Neurological Institute/Cooper University Hospital

  • Funding to provide salary support for one part-time licensed clinical social worker for family counseling, health benefit navigation and facilitate contact with local support groups.

Thomas Jefferson University

  • Salary support and supplies to address fundamental questions regarding the roles of astrocytes in Parkinson’s disease and further determine how a LRRK2 or a-syn mutation in astrocytes from specific regions impacting these roles. (Grant extended from 2020.)
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program received a grant for a new Peer/Mentoring Program.

Moss Rehab (Grant extended from 2020)

  • Requesting additional funding to continue the support and expansion of MossRehab Parkinson’s Disease Maintenance Program.

Music Matters

  • Funding to support to sustain and expand Center City choir, ParkinSingers, and initiatives to reach a more diverse community.  

Penn Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

  • For Comprehensive Care Program:
    • Nurse Educator
    • Counseling Program
    • Social Worker to educate and raise awareness about the impact of Parkinson’s to traditionally underserved populations.

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Grant extended from 2020)

  • Funding to support Accessible Art Program for People with Parkinson’s and their Care-Partners that offers painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. 

University of Delaware – Nurse Managed Care Center

  • Comprehensive care and treatment, including psychological and caregiver support.

Movement Programs (Virtual):

  • Dance for PD in Abington, Bryn Mawr, Center City and West Chester
  • Yoga Therapy by Theresa Conroy

Why do we do it?

Our mission is to provide financial support to local nonprofits and institutions dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease , their families, and care-partners. Compassionate dedication is the core value we live by. And our vision is to “touch the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease every day.”  It is also our mantra.

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