Parkinson Association of the Rockies

 

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Greetings!

 

Upcoming Events

 

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

 

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

Please Welcome

The Parkinson Association is pleased to introduce, Alex Renstrom. Alex is a student at Metropolitan State University of Denver studying Human Services. She will be interning with the Association through the end of the year! 

In This Issue
Share Your Talent
Living Triumphantly with Parkinson's
Going Green
Artful Expressions Launch Party
In Your Community
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the Parkinson Association: $25 will cover the cost art supplies for one Artful Expressions Class

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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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Your Talent can Raise Funds for the Parkinson Association
On Wednesday, October 17th we will be hosting Dazzle & Delight, 5th Annual Gala benefitting the Parkinson Association. We would like to include a silent auction to this year's event festivities that will feature items from individuals with Parkinson's. We know many of you are talented artists, photographers, jewelry makers, potters, etc. We would love for you to donate as many pieces as you would like to be put up for bid. 
 
If you are interested or if you would like more information please contact: 
Kari Buchanan at KBuchanan@ParkinsonRockies.org or (303) 830-1839.
Tom and Roy
To triumph means to be excessively happy and to overcome great challenges. Triumph is what we see individuals with Parkinson's disease do every day. Exercise and social activities are key to living triumphant lives.

Roy Poole and Tom Hubner are living triumphant lives. They met three years ago at one of the Parkinson Association's 35 Support Groups. Beyond being united by Parkinson's, Roy and Tom share a mutual passion for the game of golf. To read the rest of their story visit here.
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  LVassar@ParkinsonRockies.org. 
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
Research
National Institutes of Health is seeking Parkinson's disease subjects who are between 21-80 years of age and otherwise in good health to participate in Parkinson Clinic. The Institute invites you to take part in a series of tests including, genetic blood sample (LRRK2), memory testing, smell Identification test and neurological evaluation.

If you have Parkinson's disease and would like to consider taking part in important research studies at the NIH. There is no cost to participate. Patients will return to their own physician's care after taking part in a study. NIH will provided travel and hotel, if needed.
 
In order for you to be considered for the PD Clinic, you must have your doctor send a letter of referral to Mae Brooks. The letter needs to include the following:

Summary of pertinent medical information relating to your neurological condition which should include:
  1. When condition first noted
  2. How it presented itself
  3. Current status
  4. Listing of treatments/medications tried and their effects

Mae Brooks | Patient Care Coordinator | (301) 496-4604 | brooksm@ninds.nih.gov

In Your Community
PD Performing Choral Group
A group of people with Parkinson's (PWP) is putting together a group of singers who enjoy singing in choral groups to prepare for possible performances for the Parkinson Association and other community events. The purpose is to entertain, inspire and motivate PWP's to pursue their passions. Additionally, the choral group may increase awareness relative to Parkinson Association of the Rockies and Parkinson's disease with the general public. This group is seeking PWP's and care partners who have some choral singing experience and like to perform for audiences. 
 
If you are interested, please contact Kirk Hall by email at kirk1248@comcast.net or phone at (720) 596-4167.