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Save the date for our 2012 Upcoming Events:


  • February 8: Tremble Clefs Boulder Begins 
  • February 11: The Doctor Is In - Loveland
  • February 11: The Doctor Is In - Grand Junction
  • February 22: Rhythm & Grace Broomfield Begins 
  • 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

COMIRB #16-1630
Title: A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the safety and efficacy of SYN115 as an adjunctive therapy in levodopa-treated Parkinson's subjects with end of dose wearing off.
Investigator: Olga Klepitskaya, MD
Overview: This research study will investigate the medication SYN115 as a therapy in combination with levodopa.
Eligibility: People with Parkinson's disease who are taking levodopa (Sinemet or Stalevo) 4x/day and who have off time.
Contact: Wendi Legg, (303) 724-8305
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Outdoor Mindset
Colfax Marathon
Put One Foot In Front of the Other
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New Rhythm & Grace and Tremble Clefs Classes Beginning

Tremble Clefs- Boulder begins on February 8th!
The Tremble Clefs program focuses on utilizing good breathing practice, louder voice volume and wider pitch range; thus addressing some of the most serious voice symptoms found in people with Parkinson's. Participation in a Tremble Clefs singing program can help address common symptoms of PD through breathing, stretching and posture activities, vocal exercise and rhythm and movement. Research has shown that vocal exercise enhances voice volume in people with Parkinson's, and that the presence of music and rhythm improves movement.  Singing can be both physically and emotionally invigorating. Please join us!

Valmont Community Church, 3262 61st Street, Boulder
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 15, 29 and March 7
Time: 11:00am - Noon
Register: (303) 830-1839 or

Rhythm & Grace- Broomfield begins on February 22nd!

In Rhythm and Grace dance classes, participants explore  movement and music in ways that are enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Dance is appropriate for anyone with PD, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required to participate in these classes. In chairs, at a barre or moving across the floor, you will explore elements of modern dance, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing in a non-pressured, social environment in which music energizes, enriches and empowers.

Location: Dance Arts Studio, 555 Burbank Street, #N, Broomfield
Date & Time: Wednesday's, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Register: (303) 830-1839 or
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Introducing a new community partner - Outdoor Mindset 

The Parkinson Association is pleased to announce a new community partner - Outdoor Mindset. Outdoor Mindset unites and inspires people affected by neurological challenges through a common passion for the outdoors. They focus on two specific programs, the Guide program and the Meet Up program.


Guide Program

The Outdoor Mindset Guide Program connects members facing a new neurological challenge (Travelers) with another member who has experience with a similar diagnosis and shares a passion for the outdoors (Guides). They link spouses, parents, children and other family members and friends (Supporters) with someone like them as well. These one-on-one relationships inspire hope and instill passion for maintaining outdoor lives and enable Travelers to receive support from someone uniquely familiar with their experiences.

Outdoor Meet Up Program

Outdoor Mindset encourages and supports outdoor meet-up groups within their membership to strengthen connections, inspire members to get outside...and to have a good time. Members enjoy any kind of outdoor activities including, biking, hiking, yoga, gardening, and much more!   

Membership is free and we encourage you to get involved with this incredible new program! For questions, contact Lindsay at (303) 830-1839 or visit their website at
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Volunteers Needed
The Parkinson Association is looking for volunteers to help with several mailing projects over the next month. If you are interested in helping, please call Susan at (303) 830-1839 or email


We are quickly approaching 9 News Health Fair season. The Parkinson Association is looking for volunteers to attend these events on behalf of PAR. If you are interested, please contact Susan at (303) 830-1839 or

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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. Click here to register today.   

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Put One Foot In Front of the Other 

By: Cari Friedman, LCSW  

Walking - we take for granted such an automatic task. Put one foot in front of the other. You stroll along at a brisk pace without taking a second thought to it. That is, until you have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The ability to go from point A to point B may become more difficult for you. At first, mobility was not a problem for you. Now, you may be less steady on your feet. You might even be having balance issues or experience a fall. You notice that you have "sticky feet" where you feel your feet are hard to lift up off the ground. You may notice that it takes you longer to walk across a room, decreased arm swing, sudden freezing and difficulties navigating narrow spaces. Read More