Parkinson Association of the Rockies

 

Betty

Greetings! 

Upcoming Events
February 9: The Doctor Is In - Loveland
February 12: Care Partner Mini-Series Session One
February 20: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session One
February 23: Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Seminar

March 2: The Doctor Is In - Colorado Springs
March 12: Care Partner Mini- Series Session Two
March 16: Support Group Leader Summit
March 20: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session Two

June 2
: Save the Date!
11th Annual Vitality Walk in Denver, CO and Northern CO

For more information or to register, please call
(303) 830-1839 or email Info@ParkinsonRockies.org.

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Classes Beginning
Aging in Place
Mini-Series
In Your Community
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Classes Beginning
Did you know exercise is one of the best ways to slow down the progression and ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease? Many of our exercise and activity classes have already begun for the spring and others begin again later this month:
  • Tremble Clefs Boulder: January 9th
  • Artful Expressions: January 14th
  • Tai Chi Englewood: January 24th
For more information on our classes or to register,
please call (303) 830-1839.
Registration is required. 
Aging in Place Blog ... Coming Soon!
The start of the New Year is exciting for all of us at the Parkinson Association. Along with the many programs and information that we offer, the Association's blog will be providing information about Aging in Place from experts throughout the year. What exactly do we mean by the term Aging in Place?  The Center for Disease Control defines Aging in Place as "the ability to live in one's own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level".

Having met with many of you in the Parkinson's community, one of the common themes that comes up repeatedly is the concern of staying in your home. Some of the most frequent questions asked are - "What will I be like? Will I be able to stay in my home?  What do I need to do to remain safe in my home?" As I have said before, knowledge is powerful. By providing you further information we hope to empower you to make the best decisions possible.

Information about Aging in Place may include the following topics - Financial Planning, Elder Law, Emergency Response services, Home Accessibility, In-Home Care Insurance Services, Occupational Therapy and Life Transition Services. I encourage you to visit our blog, not only to learn about Aging in Place and other issues directly related to Parkinson's disease but to comment and share your thoughts. Another wonderful resource to find answers to your questions is our newly launched on-line forum where you can ask questions and learn from others in the Parkinson community.
Mini-Series
In lieu of the Saturday Education Series, the Parkinson Association has adopted a new mini- series model. Each mini-series will cover a different topic and range in length:
  • Care Partners
  • Non-Motor Symptoms
  • Late Stage Parkinson's disease 
  • Recently Diagnosed
  • Cognitive Changes

Our goal is to provide targeted educational opportunities focusing on different aspects of Parkinson's disease. We aim to film all series in order to provide them via DVD and the internet for those who are unable to attend.  

 

Touching Hearts  

For more information or questions about the new series, please contact Lindsay Vassar at (303) 830-1839 or email LVassar@ParkinsonRockies.org

In Your Community

Dance for PD® Home Video
Now, for the first time, wherever you are, you can join members of the original Dance for PD® class in Brooklyn to enjoy a rigorous, innovative dance class that engages mind, body, and spirit. This much-anticipated DVD, the first in a series, features a complete class from the internationally-acclaimed dance program developed by Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group. For more information or to order, please click here.

LSVT LOUD | January 12, 2012 | 12:30 - 2:30pm
You are invited to attend a two-hour interactive symposium on speech disorders and speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease (PD).

This FREE symposium will include a 1-hour lecture presented by world experts in speech treatment for people with Parkinson disease. This lecture will be followed by an interactive session where participants with Parkinson disease are invited to interact with speech therapists practicing vocal exercises (LSVT LOUD). For more information on the location and how to register, please click here.

LSVT BIG | January 13, 2012 | 12:30 - 2:30pm
You are invited to attend a two-hour interactive symposium on movement disorders and physical and occupational treatment for people with Parkinson disease (PD).

The FREE symposium will include a 1-hour lecture presented by world experts in physical/occupational therapy for people with Parkinson Disease. This lecture will be followed by an interactive session where participants with PD are invited to interact with physical or occupational therapists practicing Parkinson-specific movement exercises (LSVT BIG). Please wear comfortable clothing to the event. For more information on the location and how to register, please click here.

Training Courses for Family Caregivers of Older Adults 
*Both classes are only for Boulder County Residents
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
 

Thursday's, January 31 - March 7 | 1:30 - 4:00pm in Boulder

 

National Caregiver Training Program

Wednesday's, January 23 - March 6 | 1:30 - 4:30pm in Longmont

 

To apply: (303) 678-6116 or InfoCaregiver@BoulderCounty.org