Parkinson Association of the Rockies





We are honored to announce that Darrell Miller has joined the Association's Board of  Directors. Darrell is the Technical Services Manager at Rocky Mountain Metal Container.


Save the date for our 2012 Upcoming Events:

  • 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
  • April 14: Saturday Education Series - Complementary and Alternative Therapies with Dr. Lisa Corbin (rescheduled from December)


PD In the News

Research Trials
Title: Self-Efficacy Learning Program for Recently Diagnosed Parkinson's Patients
Primary Investigator: Rajeev Kumar, MD
Site: Colorado Neurological Institute
701 E. Hampden Ave. Suite 510, Englewood, CO 80113
Purpose: To determine whether the teaching of self-efficacy skills to patients recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in monthly support group meetings over a 12-month period will result in better physical and emotional functioning, better quality of life, and more self-efficacy after 12 months.
Eligibility: Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease within 3 years, Between ages 30-80, Live within 45 minutes of the south Denver metro area, Have not previously participated in a Parkinson's support group
Research Coordinator: Lisa Fox, (303) 783-4974,
In This Issue
Colfax Marathon
New Neurosurgeon in Glenwood Springs
Dance Classes Beginning
Looking for Answers and Support?
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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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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. 


Register NOW, early registration pricing ends tomorrow, January 25th!

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New Neurosurgeon in Glenwood Springs

Dr. Claudio A. Feler graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky, earning a degree in biochemistry. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville and completed an internship in surgery and a residency in neurological surgery at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. During his training, he also completed a fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery at Toronto General Hospital in Canada.

Following his training, he joined the Semmes-Murphey Clinic and the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Memphis, where he has been an Associate Professor. He has served as Chairman of the Division of Neurosurgery at the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Chairman of the Division of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Baptist Hospital of Memphis.

His areas of special interest include minimally invasive spine surgery, surgery for chronic pain, and stereotactic surgery. For more information about Dr. Feler click here.
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Dance Classes

Movin' with Parkinson's, a Dance for PD Class has begun!

Movin' with Parkinson's is an offshoot of Rhythm & Grace, a Dance for PD class in Longmont. Movin' with Parkinson's meets on Wednesday's at the Longmont Dance Theater from 1-2p.m. For more information or to register for this class, please contact Susan Lanzer at or at (303) 830-1839.


In the Community 

Dance for PD with Art As Action These unique classes bring the power of dance and artistic expression to people with Parkinson's disease - a population who has been deeply betrayed by thier bodies - and enable them to find new ways to connect and move. This class meets at A Living Arts Centre, 2231 South Platte River Drive, Denver from 4:30-5:30 on Wednesday's. For more information on class costs or to sign up, please call Sarah at (720) 938-6069 or email

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Looking for Answers and Support?

By: Cari Friedman, LCSW  

Here's the scenario: You, your family member, friend or neighbor has Parkinson's Disease (PD). And, you wonder... "How will this disease affect me?" "Where should I turn for support?"


Where do you go to get information about PD? Do you search the internet, go to the library, the bookstore or ask a medical professional? Is ignorance bliss or is knowledge and education power?


Our mission at the Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR) is to educate you and empower you to understand Parkinson's and how it affects you individually. And, we recognize that everyone needs to learn at their own pace, which is why at PAR we have many options to get answers and support.  Read More

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New Media for the Parkinson Association Library

Throughout 2012 the Parkinson Association will continue to add new and updated media and books to the Parkinson library. For a complete list of what is available, please visit our website here. In January we've added:

  • LSVT Loud Homework Helper!
  • Delay the Disease: Functional Fitness for Parkinson's
  • Speech Training for Parkinson's
  • Sit and Be Fit: Neuro Rehab Workout