Parkinson Association of the Rockies





Upcoming Events


Fall classes are beginning soon! Make sure to sign up. Visit our website for more information on classes. 


August 16: Tremble Clefs, South Denver Fall Session

August 29: Thriving with Parkinson's

September 15: Semi-Annual Support Group Leader Summit: Inspired Leadership - Guiding Support Groups 

October 2: Artful Expressions Launch Party 

October 4: Boulder - Education PAR Excellence: What is the Meaning of Illness and Disability?

October 13: The Doctor Is In, Grand Junction

October 14: Grand Junction 1st Annual Vitality Walk

October 20: Saturday Education - Eat, Drink and Live Well: Swallowing Issues for People with Parkinson's


Parkinson's In the News

In This Issue
Going Green
Thriving with Parkinson's
Artful Expressions Launch Party
Reach for the Cure!
Your Journey with Parkinson's
In Your Community
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The ParkinsonVoice printed newsletter is a valuable publication, yet with the constant increases in printing and postage costs, this newsletter has become one of the Association's most expensive costs. You can help us reduce this cost and allocate more funding to expand programs and services by Going Green! The ParkinsonVoice will be available online, on your iPad, iPhone and Android.
If you would like to Go Green, please email your full name and email address to 
Thriving with Parkinson's
You are invited to join the Parkinson Association of the Rockies for a free educational event dedicated to empowering those living with Parkinson's disease and their care partners. Participants will learn about community resources which are available to help them thrive with Parkinson's, as well as hear from someone who is thriving with Parkinson's: Ben Petrick, former Colorado Rockies baseball catcher and author. 

Date: Wednesday, August 29th
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mile High Station | 2027 W. Lower Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80204

Lunch will be provided at this free program.  
Seating is limited - registration is required by August 27. 
Join us for the Artful Expressions Launch Party on October 2nd

Canvas and Cocktails 249 Clayton Street, Denver, CO 80206

6:00pm Meet and Greet Artful Expressions Facilitator, Linda Larkin

6:30pm - Participate in a private painting party for $40


"When I am making art, I am not focused on my disease or its symptoms such as tremors or dyskinesia. I feel relaxed and peaceful when I am so focused on creating new images." - Kris Krishnan from Art as Therapy for Parkinson's Disease by Harriet Wadeson, PhD, ATR-BC, HLM, LCSW. 


Cocktails available for purchase and light appetizers will be provided
Eighty-five percent (85%) of all clinical trials are delayed due to lack of participants!

Every person with Parkinson's disease is longing for scientists to find a cure for this insidious disease. We cannot stand by idly and just wait for researchers to discover a cure. We need to participate in clinical trials to speed up the process and advance another step closer to the cure. 

Let's keep clinical trials moving forward! Here are steps you can take today to help:
  • Enroll in one of the local trials listed on the Parkinson Association website under the Clinical Trials section
  • Sign up at to locate a clinical trial that matches your profile
  • Talk to others - ask them to join in clinical trials and end the delay to the solution 
For more information on clinical trials in your
area, visit the Clinical Trials section of our website.
Your journey with Parkinson's disease will take you in many unpredictable directions. You may go for long periods of time without needing assistance when suddenly your Parkinson's symptoms become overwhelming.

It may seem like there is nothing more you can do and you have nowhere to turn. The feelings of anger and depression may delay you reaching out and seeking assistance to deal with your Parkinson's issues. Continue Reading
In Your Community
Open House: Movement and Neuroperformance Center
Specialists in Parkinson's, movement and cognitive disorders
2:00 - 4:00pm on Thursday, August 30th, September6th, September 13th
Join Dr. Giroux and Sierra Farris, PA-C of the Movement and Neuroperformance Center at Swedish Hospital for one of their open houses. Meet the experts, learn about their philosophy of care and see what their center has to offer.

Registration is not required. Located adjacent to Swedish Medical Center.
499 E. Hampden Ave., Suite 250, Englewood, CO 80113 | (303) 781-0511
Visit their website for more information here