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.

Spring Swing Wednesday, April 23rd

Apr 23 2014 6:30 pm
Apr 23 2014 9:00 pm

Save the date for The Parkinson Council's Spring Swing!

Join us for a whimsical, sophisticated cocktail party-- benefiting people with Parkinson's, their families and care partners in the Delaware Valley.

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

6:30PM - 9:00PM

The Pyramid Club

1735 Market Street, 52nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call The Parkinson Council at 610-668-4292 for details or email us at info@theparkinsoncouncil.org

Click here to purchase tickets.

Discounted valet parking available at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market Street, $12

Spring Swing 2013 photos from Rachel Troche photography

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.  

Parkinson's Night at the Ballpark, Wednesday, April 16th

Apr 16 2014 7:05 pm
Apr 16 2014 10:00 pm

Tickets available now for Parkinson's Night at the Ballpark 

Phillies vs. Braves
Please join us at Citizen's Bank Park on Wednesday, April 16th when the 

Phillies host the Braves at 7:05PM.

Click here to order tickets. Order before April 9th!

The 11th Annual Jane C. Wright Patient and Caregiver Symposium, April 24th

Apr 24 2014 9:30 am
Apr 24 2014 2:00 pm

"PD Nurses: Allies in Care"

Exploring the Role of Nursing in Parkinson's Disease

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Hilton, Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

9:30am to 2pm

$25 registration fee (continental breakfast and lunch provided)

$5 for self parking (walk to and from venue)

$10 for valet parking

Presented by The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center of the University of Pennsylvania Health System at Pennsylvania Hospital

This event is supported by The Parkinson Council

About this program
Building a support system is an important part of living well with Parkinson’s disease (PD). All of us at the PD&MDC are committed to making the burden of PD more manageable for people with PD and their loved ones. Although Parkinson’s disease can look very different in each person impacted with this disease, there are many commonalities that will be discussed throughout this symposium. Our goal is to inform and educate, as well as to offer treatment strategies and ways to cope with the challenges PD presents.

Click here for a registration brochure

4th Annual Kappa Sigma Walk to Fight Parkinson's Disease, April 27th

Apr 27 2014 12:00 pm
Apr 27 2014 5:00 pm

Please join Kappa Sigma - Beta Pi Chapter on Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12pm - 5pm for their fourth annual Walk to Fight Parkinson's Disease! Held during National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, the walk will raise money to ensure a better quality of life for people with Parkinson's, their families and carepartners. Kappa Sigma would greatly appreciate your help with our efforts. Together Kappa Sigma will not just make a difference, but we will show that we can and we will put an end to Parkinson’s disease. Registration is free but a donation of $10.00 or more will be greatly appreciated! Click here to register!

Parkinson Council Golf Classic, Monday, June 23rd

Jun 23 2014
Jun 23 2014

Join us for our 15th Annual Parkinson Council Golf Classic!

Philadelphia Cricket Club
6025 West Valley Green Road
Flourtown, PA 19031

Featuring a legendary golf course, recently restored back to noted American golf architect A.W. Tillinghast's original vision.

The 2014 Golf Classic will use Philadelphia Cricket Club's (PCC's) two courses with the opportunity to play on the famed "Wissahickon Course", which was voted "Best course renovation of 2013" by Bradley Klein, Golfweek architecture editor. PCC was also selected to host the 48th PGA National Professional Championship in 2015.

Click here for sponsorship opportunities, registering or placing an ad in our official ad book!

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