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.
Thank you for "Flip Flopping" with us in Avalon on Saturday, July 18th! It was a warm and sunny day with lots of smiles from walkers who came out to support families living and thriving with Parkinson's disease. If you missed the walk, but still want to show support, click here!
We are so grateful for the leadership of the Storbeck Family (Ron, Linda, Ryan and Caitlin) and their ability to inspire and rally other families in the shore community of Avalon. We raised $15,000 (our goal was $10,000!) for research to find the cause of and cure for Parkinson's disease.
Thank you to the entire Avalon community for your continued support of our mission! A special THANK YOU to our sponsors for your generosity!
Click the pile of Flip Flops to check out photos of the day at the shore!