Parkinson Association of the Rockies




Upcoming Events

March 12
: Care Partner Mini-Series Session II
March 16: Support Group Leader Summit
March 20: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session II

April 17: Non-Motor Symptoms Mini-Series Session III
April 20: Clinical Research Forum
April 23: Parkinson Association Night at the Rockies
April 27: The Doctor Is In - Roaring Fork Valley
April 30: Financial and Legal Planning Seminar

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

For more information or to register, please call
(303) 830-1839 or email
In This Issue
Parkinson's in the News
Care Parnter Mini-Series
Rhythm & Grace
Colfax Marathon
Community Events
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Parkinson's in the News
Care Partner Mini-Series Session II
From the moment the doctor delivers a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease the role of, and necessity for, a care partner is created. Parkinson's does not only affect the individual diagnosed; those closest to this individual are typically consumed with questions and uncertainty.

The Care Partner Mini-Series is dedicated to providing the tools and resources care partners need to support a person with Parkinson's while maintaining their own health and autonomy.

Communication and Parkinson's Touching Hearts
by Cheryl Siefert, Parkinson Association of the Rockies

Planning Ahead and Advocating for your Family
by Pamela Wilson, The Care Navigator

Heritage Club Denver Tech Center, 4901 South Monaco Street, Denver, CO 80237

Please RSVP to (303) 830-1839 or
New Rhythm & Grace Dance Class - Carbondale
In Rhythm & 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. 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.

Dance for PDŽ is a unique collaboration between the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Brooklyn Parkinson Group. The program is built on one fundamental premise: professionally trained dancers are movement experts whose knowledge is useful to persons with PD. Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles and about balance and rhythm. Classes modeled after Dance for PD now occur in more than 40 communities in the US, Canada, Italy, India, Israel, UK and Germany.

Class Details
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Third Street Center, 520 S. 3rd St., Carbondale, CO 81623
Wednesday's 1:00 - 2:00pm | Beginning March 13th
Stephen Straub, Instructor
$5/ Participant/ Class

To register for this class please call (303) 830-1839,
 toll-free at (877) 718-2996 or email
Attention Colfax Marathon ParticipantsColfax Marathon
You're participation in the 2013 Colfax Marathon, May 18-19, can support the Parkinson Association
of the Rockies and Parkinson's disease research.

Once again the Parkinson Association is a Colfax Marathon DaVita Charity Partner. Participation in this event means that you will be a part of one of the nation's largest charity partner programs! For the first year we are partnering with 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's. 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's mission is to raise awareness of the long-reaching effects of Parkinson's, including its impact on the elderly, our loved ones, and the population as a whole. All proceeds 3 4 Fighting Parkinson's receives through their events and community outreach benefit Parkinson's disease research. 

With this new partnership we will split all funds raised through the Colfax Marathon; 50% to enhance the programs and services of the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, and 50% to Parkinson's disease research.

There is a race type and distance for everyone: marathon, half marathon, 10 miler, 5K and marathon relay. We also need volunteers to help promote community awareness of Parkinson's disease. 

For more information and to register:   
Not a runner? Support those participating in the Colfax Marathon: 
Thank you to those who have already signed up!
Community Events
Living Well with PD:
Understanding Parkinson's Disease and Current Treatments
Date: Friday, March 8th at 5:30 PM 
Speaker: Rajeev Kumar, MD, Colorado Neurological Institute
Location: Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road, Vail, CO 81657
Space is Limited, please RSVP

To RSVP please call (303) 830-1839 or email

More than a Mountain: Our Leap of Faith
Date: Thursday, March 14th from 5:30 - 8:30pm
Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St., Denver, Colorado 80205
Hosted by: John and Martha Carlin

Achieve Daily Victories
A seminar focusing on a treatment for Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor

Is your life with Parkinson's disease becoming increasingly limited?
Is your essential tremor getting in the way of doing things you like to do?

This seminar will help you understand:
  • Medtronic DBS Therapy, an FDA-approved treatment for advanced Parkinson's disease and essential tremor.
  • Risks and benefits of Medtronic DBS Therapy.
  • How the therapy has helped people like you achieve daily victories. 
Co-Sponsored by Dr. Monique Giroux, Movement Disorder Specialist, Dr. Adam Hebb, Neurosurgeon, Sierra Farris, PA-C, DBS Programming Specialist, and Medtronic.

A light continental breakfast will be provided. This seminar is free to attend.

Date: Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30am - Noon
Location: St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
9203 South University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

To register please call (303) 830-1839 or visit