About Us

Our Mission 

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 money goes.


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…

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.

Press

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

Save the Date for Spring Swing: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Apr 22 2015 6:30 pm
Apr 22 2015 9:00 pm

Save the Date to join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Pyramid Club for our annual Spring Swing Celebration! 

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.

Save the Date for Parkinson's Night at the Phillies: Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr 25 2015 7:05 pm
Apr 25 2015 7:05 pm

Save the date when the Phillies vs. the Braves at Citizen's Bank Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Check back for how to purchase tickets!


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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