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.

Register and Take the Lead for our Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's on October 10, 2015!

Oct 10 2015 8:00 am
Oct 10 2015 11:30 am

Our 2015 Walk to Stamp Out Parkinson's website is up and running! Please join us for this inspiring, family-friendly event on Saturday, October 10th (RAIN OR SHINE) on MLK/West River Drive. 

12th Annual Jean Feldman Memorial Rehab Conference

Nov 6 2015 8:30 am
Nov 6 2015 2:00 pm

Join us for the 12th Annual Jean Feldman Memorial Rehab Conference
"Putting the "Fun" in Functional: Using Dance, Music, Art & Creativity to Stay Active" on Friday, November 6th at the Doubletree by Hilton, Philadelphia Airport, 4509 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153.

This year's conference will focus on how the arts and creativity help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

To register, click here

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

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.  

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