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Building a Parkinson’s Wellness Program: Step by Step

The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative extends Parkinson’s care beyond the walls of the clinic. It uses a unique, medical-community partnership approach – pairing a Jewish Community Center (JCC) with a Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence – to create inclusive, welcoming community hubs for people affected by Parkinson’s around the country. This video highlights how deeply impactful the program is for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

Caregiver Corner: Having a Voice When Speaking with Your Loved One’s Physicians

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Jane H Davis

My Parkinson’s spouse has many physicians, as PD has taken its toll on so much of his body. I go to most his medical appointments as I am his constant observer, and I am the one fighting for his health. I have decided to write about having a voice when speaking with physicians as I find this extremely important, not only for me to be aware, but most importantly for him to get the best care as possible.

Caregiver Corner: Thoughts on Parkinson’s by Maggy Hurchalla

Monday, November 21, 2016
Maggy Hurchalla

My big sister, Janet Reno, died on November 7, 2016. She lived with Parkinson's disease for 21 ½ years. I have walked that road by her side, but we have not walked that road alone.

It takes a village.

Everyone’s Parkinson's journey is different. Since it is age related, most people die of something else. There is no point dwelling on the last chapter if you are not going to get there.

Caregiver Summit 2016: Coping Strategy: Mindfulness

Whether you have two minutes or 20, mindfulness meditation can help you reduce your stress and pain, make stronger connections, improve focus, and feel better overall. In this video, Paula Wiener, MSW, LCSW, leads you through a brief session of deep breathing and guided imagery, giving you the tools to incorporate this practice into your daily life as both a coping and prevention strategy.


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