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Parkinson’s Foundation Earns 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

NEW YORK AND MIAMI—October 22, 2018—The Parkinson’s Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest and most-utilized evaluator of charities.

The 4-star rating is the highest rating given only to nonprofit organizations that exceed industry standards and outperform peers, while demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Parkinson’s Foundation Awards New Nurse Faculty Grant to Four Nurses Specializing in Parkinson’s Care

NEW YORK & MIAMI — October 11, 2018 — The Parkinson’s Foundation announced that it has awarded its first-ever Parkinson’s Foundation Nurse Faculty Award to four nurses, totaling $30,000. The nurses, all graduates of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Scholars Program, will each receive $7,500 in grant funding from the Foundation to launch individual projects to help make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).  

Moving Day Kansas City

Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

Contact Name: 
Robyn Tota
Contact Email: 
rtota@parkinson.org
Contact Phone: 
913-341-8828
Event Date Min: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Event Location: 
Oak Ridge Park
Clark, NJ 33132
United States
Event Chapter: 
Heartland

Update on NUPLAZID — FDA finds no new or unexpected safety risks

On September 20, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a review on the drug NUPLAZID (pimavanserin), a medication used to treat patients with hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s Disease psychosis A broad medical term used to describe a loss of contact with reality that involves hallucinations and/or delusions..

Educational Symposium - "Fitness Counts: Managing Your Parkinson's with Exercise"

Join the Parkinson's Foundation for this free educational program on Friday, November 30 at Heritage Sandy Springs. Together we will learn more about the important role exercise plays in maintaining balance, mobility and activities of daily living. Hear from local experts as they discuss the latest research findings on exercise, the role exercise should play in your treatment plan and how to stay active longer with therapies, medication and assistive devices.

We will also look at the benefits of group-based exercise and how your neurologist, physical therapist and fitness instructor can help address certain barriers to exercise for you and your loved ones.

Program Agenda:

  • 9:30 a.m. Registration open and coffee served
  • 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Why exercise? Jorge Juncos, MD
  • 10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. Fitness Demo PD Gladiators Fitness Network Instructor Herb Mesa 
  • 10:50 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Staying Active Longer: Using Medicine and Devices to Keep Moving Joash Lazarus, MD 
  • 11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Lunch Break and Patient Panel 
  • 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. Our Recent Research on Parkinson's, Group Exercise, Mood Change, and Quality-of-Life Jim Annesi, PhD and PD Gladiators Fitness Network Instructor Lynn Wark 
  • 12:50 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fitness Demo PD Gladiators Fitness Network Instructor Lynn Wark 
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. The Continuum of Care: How Doctors, Physical Therapists and Fitness Instructors Should Work Together Amy Morse, PT, DPT

The event is free and lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so please RSVP today.

Thank you to our generous supporters for making this event possible!

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Fee(s): 
Free
Contact Name: 
Annie Long
Contact Email: 
along@parkinson.org
Contact Phone: 
770-450-0792
Event Image: 
Event Date Min: 
Friday, November 30, 2018
Event Location: 
Heritage Sandy Springs
6110 Blue Stone Rd
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
United States
Event Chapter: 
Georgia

Moving Day Louisville

Moving Day is more than just a walk. It raises awareness and funds to improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s disease and advance toward a cure.  This inspiring event brings together people of all ages and abilities for family-friendly fun and activities.  Moving Day highlights movement and exercise as symbols of hope and progress because of their essential role in treating Parkinson’s disease. Take part in a variety of movement activities such as yoga, Tai Chi, boxing, dance, and much more.  Whether you are part of a team or join as an individual, you’ll get a chance to move with hundreds of supporters who share a common goal – to help beat Parkinson’s.  Register today!

Contact Name: 
Amy Hickman
Contact Email: 
ahickman@parkinson.org
Contact Phone: 
502-242-7168
Event Date Min: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Event Location: 
Seneca Park
Lousiville, KY 40207
United States

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