Parkinson Association of the Rockies




We are grateful for of all the support, kind-words and contributions we received in 2011. We are so thankful for all our new friends and old friends who have stood beside us throughout the years; and we look forward to all our opportunities to continue working together in 2012 to fight Parkinson's.


Save the date for our 2012 Upcoming Events:

  • January 11: Movin' with Parkinson's Classes Begin
  • January 17: Education PAR Excellence - The Changing Nature of Life
  • January 25: Tremble Clefs Begins
  • February 4: Saturday Education Series - Parkinson's and Parkinsonian Diseases with Dr. Avi Kurtz
  • February 11: The Doctor Is In - Loveland
  • February 11: The Doctor Is In - Grand Junction
  • March 3: The Doctor Is In - Colorado Springs
  • March 13: Education PAR Excellence - Out of Bounds, the Need to Know Your Limits

PD In the News

Research Trials

Title: Motor Fluctuations
Overview: The Colorado Neurological Institute is conducting a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to explore the efficacy and safety of an oral medication when combined with increased doses of L-dopa in patients with OFF time and moderate-severe L-dopa induced dyskinesia.
Eligibility: This 12-week study will evaluate whether the use of this oral medication can increase the therapeutic window of L-dopa in patients whose control of their Parkinson's disease symptoms is limited by the development of dyskinesia's when higher dose of L-dopa are used.
Contact: Breanna Nickels, (303) 357-5445
In This Issue
It's Tme to Make a Plan
Take Care of Your Health
Volunteers Needed
Longmont Support Group Moved
Colfax Marathon
Equipment Loan Program
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We would like to thank Teva Neuroscience for it's generous support towards the ParkinsonVoice and our bi-weekly E-News.

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It's Time to Make a Plan - Time Correction
You are invited to join Elder Law Attorney, Richard Vincent for a free educational seminar for adult children and their aging parents. Are YOU or a loved one struggling with a chronic illness, Alzheimer's or dementia, need help choosing a nursing home or assisted living facility, getting worn out caring for your loved one, questioning how to pay for care, worried you will lose your home and assets, or wondering if you qualify for Medicaid?

Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
Goodson Recreation Center - 6315 S. University Blvd., Centennial 80121

Seating is limited. Please call (303) 604-1833 to reserve your seat.
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Take Care of Your Health  

By: Cari Friedman, LCSW  
At the beginning of the New Year many people make resolutions. A common theme is taking care of your health by watching your diet, quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol and starting an exercise program. Sound familiar? "Take care of your health". What does that mean? In the Parkinson's community it is important to include exercise in your daily routine. Read More 
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Volunteers Needed

PAR is looking for a couple of volunteers to come into the PAR office between January 11th and January 26th to help with three large mailing projects. If you are interested in volunteering, please call (303) 830-1839 or email
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Longmont Support Group - New Location! 

The Longmont Support Group has moved to a new location. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00am. New location details:


Boulder County Fair Grounds - Clover Building

9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont, CO 80501


For more information or to RSVP, please call  

Tom at (303) 678-7089 or Bob at (303) 772-0429 

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Attention Colfax Marathon Participants... Colfax Marathon

You're participation in this event can support the
Parkinson Association of the Rockies


Once again Parkinson Association of the Rockies is a Colfax Marathon Charity Partner. Participation in this event means that you will be a part of one of the nation's largest charity partner programs! And, Parkinson Association of the Rockies keeps 100% of the funds you raise! You can participate in the marathon, half marathon or relay all the while raising funds for PAR.


Click here to learn more about the 2012 DaVita Charity Partners Program for the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon. Also, registrations fees go up on January 25th - click here to register today.

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Equipment Loan Program Thank You
Thank you to everyone who returned equipment to the PAR offices over the past couple of months. We now have U-Step Walkers, Dolamite Walkers, Transfer Chairs and Wheelchairs that can be loaned out for up to 6 months. If you are interested, please call (303) 830-1839 or email

Equipment Resources