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.
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.
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.
The Parkinson Council visited the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square on Monday, April 1st to kick off National Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of April, organizations and individuals across the country will work together to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease – which affects 1.6 million people in the U.S., with more than 50,000 new patients diagnosed each year.
Thank you to everyone who joined us or supported the 14th Annual Parkinson Golf Classic, an event supporting research and treatments that improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's Disease and their families. Together we raised over $261,000 for people with Parkinson's right here in the Delaware Valley.
2013 GOLF CLASSIC HONOREES:
Dan and Lauren Forman
Dan Forman, Parkinson Council President 2010 - 2012