7 Ways We Change Lives
The Parkinson Council’s impact is measured in the number of lives touched. Investments made in the greater Philadelphia region:
1. More people, including low-income people, are getting more therapy, education and social support.
2. Doctors at Penn and Jefferson are doing research that will improve Parkinson’s therapies.
3. More people who need home visits are getting them.
4. A mentorship program designed to appropriately match newly diagnosed people living with Parkinson’s to cope and self-manage their diagnosis.
5. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is teaching painting, drawing, papermaking, pottery and sculpture to people with Parkinson’s.
6. The University of Delaware is helping more patients get access to Movement Disorder Specialists.
7. All over the region, people with Parkinson’s are dancing and singing, many for the first time.
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. Our goal is to touch the lives of more people with Parkinson’s every day.