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.
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.
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.
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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.
Save the Date to join us on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Pyramid Club for our annualSpring 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.