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Exercise and Parkinson’s

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone, but for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD), exercise is medicine! Physical activity has been shown to improve many PD symptoms, from balance and mobility issues to depression, constipation and even thinking skills.Exercise is a necessary component to leading a healthy and productive life. Here are a few tips to help you succeed with an exercise regiment. 

Moving Day Buffalo

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: 
Chris Jamele
Contact Email: 
cjamele@npfwny.org
Contact Phone: 
716-449-3795
Event Date Min: 
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Event Location: 
Richardson Olmsted Complex
400 Forest Ave
Buffalo, NY 14213
United States
Event Chapter: 
Western New York

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!

Ohio Parkinson's Car Show

Registration Time: 10am – 12pm

Show Time:  12pm – 3pm

Awards Time: 3pm

Where: Quaker Steak and Lube - 8500 Lyra Dr, Columbus, OH 43240

Food • Awards • Music • and more!

100% of registration comes back to the Parkinson's Foundation!

Fee(s): 
$15/Car, Free for Attendees
Contact Name: 
Dan Davis
Contact Email: 
ddavis@parkinson.org
Event Image: 
Event Date Min: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Event Location: 
Quaker Steak and Lube
8500 Lyra Dr
Columbus, OH 43240
United States
Event Chapter: 
Ohio

Moving Day Columbus

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: 
Dan Davis
Contact Email: 
ddavis@parkinson.org
Event Date Min: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Event Location: 
Columbus Crew SC MAPFRE Stadium
1 Black and Gold Blvd
Columbus, OH 43211
United States
Event Chapter: 
Ohio

Physical Therapy Faculty Program

Are you a physical therapy educator? Help prepare the next generation of physical therapists to better care for the growing population of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) through the Parkinson's Foundation’s Physical Therapy Faculty Program.

Physical therapists are critical members of PD care teams. There is great need for Parkinson’s-experienced physical therapists on the front lines of care.

Designed to improve physical therapy care in Parkinson’s, our train the trainer program teaches faculty leaders who can, in turn, educate physical therapy students.

Event Date Min: 
Monday, August 6, 2018 to Thursday, August 9, 2018
Event Location: 
OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon
Portland, OR 97239
United States

Physical Therapy Faculty Program

Are you a physical therapy educator? Help prepare the next generation of physical therapists to better care for the growing population of people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) through the Parkinson's Foundation’s Physical Therapy Faculty Program.

Physical therapists are critical members of PD care teams. There is great need for Parkinson’s-experienced physical therapists on the front lines of care.

Designed to improve physical therapy care in Parkinson’s, our train the trainer program teaches faculty leaders who can, in turn, educate physical therapy students.

Event Date Min: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 to Thursday, June 14, 2018
Event Location: 
Center for Neurorehabilitation at Boston University
Boston, MD 02215
United States

Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program

Are you a nurse educator? Apply to The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation to help us prepare the next generation of nurses to care for the growing population of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

The 40-hour accredited train the trainer Nurse Faculty Program improves PD nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students.

Nurses are critical to Parkinson's care. Considering the growing number of people living with Parkinson's and the shortage of neurologists specializing in the disease, it is pressing that we prepare nurses to treat Parkinson's. 

To date the program has trained nearly 220 nurses who in turn train 20,000 nursing students each year to meet this need.

Event Date Min: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 to Thursday, November 1, 2018
Event Location: 
Weill Cornell Medicine: New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY 10065
United States

Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program

Are you a nurse educator? Apply to The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation to help us prepare the next generation of nurses to care for the growing population of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

The 40-hour accredited train the trainer Nurse Faculty Program improves PD nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students.

Nurses are critical to Parkinson's care. Considering the growing number of people living with Parkinson's and the shortage of neurologists specializing in the disease, it is pressing that we prepare nurses to treat Parkinson's. 

To date the program has trained nearly 220 nurses who in turn train 20,000 nursing students each year to meet this need.

Event Date Min: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018
Event Location: 
Muhammad Ali Parkinson’s Center
Phoenix, AZ 85013
United States

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