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2022 Grant Recipients

The Parkinson Council invested $243,525 in grant funding to local organizations for 2022. 

Dan Aaron Stay Fit Exercise Program at Arcadia

  • Stay Fit Exercise Program – Funding for salaries and benefits for one PT to staff the Stay Fit virtual classes, compensation for one PT to lead in-person courses and supplies.

Cooper Neurological Institute/Cooper University Hospital

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

Thomas Jefferson University

  • Identify, differentiate, and purify cells for transplantation to animal models. A new technique will allow harvesting the correct cells for transplantation.

  • Expand recruitment of Parkinson’s PALS (peer mentoring), develop carepartners “arm,” develop curriculum to train future mentors in best practices.
  • Resumption of Home Visit Program to support PwP and carepartners. 

Moss Rehab

  •  Salary support for four PT, a PT aide, and admin time for weekly in-person classes at two locations.

Music Matters

  • Relaunch and expand the program, implement a hybrid in-person/online program and launch a partner choir in West Philadelphia.

Penn Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center

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

Penn Therapy and Fitness

  • Support for professional development for two new staff (speech pathologist and DPT).

Philadelphia Museum of Art (Grant extended from 2020)

  • Support for the Accessible Programs Coordinator and related costs for guided tours in the galleries, in-person studio sessions, and supplies. Funding was made possible by a grant from Peggy and Ellis Wachs Family Foundation. 

University of Delaware – Nurse Managed Care Center

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

Movement Programs (Virtual and In-Person):

  • Dance for PD (Bryn Mawr and Center City in person).

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.

Research-Scientist