Call Our HELPLINE: 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636)

Support Groups

We strongly encourage people with Parkinson’s, family members, friends, caregivers and other interested individuals to attend one of the many support groups offered. Support groups provide an opportunity for people to meet regularly for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with one another in matters relating to Parkinson’s disease.

Download a list of support groups in your area. 

Benefits of support groups:

Wellness & Exercise

The Wellness Program
The Wellness Program occurs every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm year round in our office. Attendees participate in one hour of seated exercise, followed by lunch and games. Caregivers are encouraged to use this time for respite.

10:30am - 11:30am: Seated Exercise
11:30am - Noon: Lunch ($5 donation suggested)
Noon - 1:30pm: Social Activities/Games

The Wellness Program is FREE.

Dance for PD


We love working with volunteers! We are always looking for help in these areas:

  • Office duties (one-time or ongoing)
  • Special events
  • Photography
  • Class helpers

For more information on volunteering with our chapter, please contact:

Lori Williams
Development Coordinator

Start a Parkinson's Champions Fundraiser

Starting a fundraiser allows you to take the lead in planning your own event. It is a great way to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease in your local community.

Successful Parkinson’s Champions events take place around the country – from golf tournaments, planning a community walk, to donating your birthday and everything in between – you can host a fundraiser that works for you.

The possibilities are endless and we are here to help you every step of the way!

Fundraising Events

We invite you to join us for one of these upcoming fundraising events:

Moving Day® Walk for Parkinson’s Omaha
Save the Date:  Saturday, April 28, 1017
9:00 a.m. –  Noon
Stinson Park at Aksarben Village
2285 S 67th St
Omaha, NE 68106

Moving Day® Walk for Parkinson’s Kansas City
Save the Date:  Saturday, June 9, 2017
9:00 a.m. to Noon
Liberty Memorial
2 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64108

Get Involved

The Parkinson’s Foundation Heartland Chapter is able to fulfill our mission thanks to the generous support from donors, volunteers and sponsors. There are several ways you can get involved and help people with Parkinson’s in our area live well:

Advisory Board

Graham Smith, President
Gould Evans Associates

Kirk Gutekunst, President Elect
SelectQuote Auto & Home Insurance 

Grover Ross Simpson, Secretary
Colliers International

Phillip Zaman, Treasurer
CBIZ National Tax Office

Suzanne Dimmel
Cushman & Wakefield

Brian Donawa
The University of KS Health System 

Kent Donley
Edward Jones Investments 

Denise Franklin
Franklin Homes of Reece & Nichols 

Greg Foster
US Cellular


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