Parkinson Association of the Rockies





Save the date for our 2012 Upcoming Events:


  • 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)
  • April 19: CardinalCare: Community Caregiving Workshop
  • April 28: Semi-Annual Support Group Leader Summit


PD In the News

Title: Motor Fluctuations at the Colorado Neurological Institute
Overview: 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.
Contact: Breanna Nickels (303) 357-5445


Additional research trials are listed on our website here.
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PAR in the News!
Volunteers Needed
Education PAR Excellence
New Class Payments
Colfax Marathon
Community Events
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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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Parkinson Association in the News
Our Rhythm & Grace dance classes are grabbing attention across the state!
Watch our story on 7 News here
Read our story in the Longmont Times Call and Boulder Daily Camera here
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Volunteers Needed
We are quickly approaching 9 News Health Fair season. The Parkinson Association is looking for volunteers to attend these events on behalf of PAR. Locations vary from the Metro Denver area to Boulder, Longmont, Mead and more. The 9News Health Fairs are a great way to engage our community during Parkinson's Awareness Month. If you are interested, please contact Susan at (303) 830-1839 or

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Education PAR Excellence

The experience of illness, aging, and/or disability challenges families and individuals on a variety of levels - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Hence, it is recognized that ongoing education is required to address the many questions and concerns prompted by these challenging situations. Education PAR Excellence is a series of innovative, provocative, and beneficial programs designed for community members and professionals alike. Please join us for a delicious dinner and lively discussion. We look forward to seeing you there!  
Out of Bounds: The Need to Know Your Limits - March 13th
Boundaries are necessary behavioral constructs if we are to have healthy relationships with other people, personally and professionally. We need to be aware of where we end and the other person begins. Boundaries are established to protect both persons, honoring and respecting each individual. Some boundaries are defined by legal mandates while others are defined by mutual consent, assumptions, or cultural norms. Often within organizations the discussion of professional boundaries occurs after a boundary violation that prompts a corrective action. Organizations and individuals are much better served if proactive education is offered to raise the awareness around the need and purpose of boundaries.
Location: Bethany Lutheran Church - Fellowship Hall
4500 E. Hampden Avenue, Cherry Hills Village
Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm - Dinner is provided
Cost: Free, but registration is required. Please call (303) 830-1839 or email
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New Class Payment System 

Throughout 2012 the Parkinson Association plans to expand the exercise and Inspired Expressions classes (Rhythm & Grace, Movin' with Parkinson's and Tremble Clefs) throughout the Denver Metro area. Ideally, by the end of 2012 the following classes will be up and running:
  • Tremble Clefs Denver - East Side
  • Yoga Broomfield
  • Yoga Central Denver
  • Art Classes in the Denver Metro Area (Location TBD)

In order to continually expand the classes we offer, PAR is beginning an affordable payment system for all classes provided by the Parkinson Association. We have already begun charging for many of our newer classes (Tremble Clefs, Rhythm & Grace, Movin' with Parkinson's and High Intensity Exercise). Yoga classes and PAR for the Course exercise classes will be affected by the new structure.

Yoga and PAR for the Course classes will cost $2/class for each participant. Each time you attend a class you will merely write the date of your attendance on a sign in sheet. We will tally all classes you attend and send you a bill the following month. For instance, if you attend four yoga classes and one PAR for the Course exercise class, we will bill you for $10. The payment system for classes will begin on March 1st. You will receive your first bill at the beginning of April.

If there is anything we can do for you or suggestions you have on how PAR can better serve your community, contact Lindsay Vassar at (303) 830-1839 or at

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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 the Parkinson Association 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 the Association.


Click here to learn more about the 2012 DaVita Charity Partners Program for the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon. Click here to register today.   


Thank you to those who have already signed up!

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Community Events 

Join the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center and adventurers/explorers/professional guides Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters for an evening of photos, movies and stories from the world's most wild and remote places.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
American Mountaineering Center, Golden CO
Doors Open at 6:30 PM with silent auction and reception. Speakers at 7 PM
Suggested donation of $15 at the door
All proceeds benefit the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center Parkinson's Program
For more information visit here.