Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Upcoming Events

August 25: Colorado Courage 5K 

Race to Benefit Parkinson Association

Cheesman Park, Denver, CO 80206
September 7: The Doctor Is In - Grand Junction
Location and time TBA
September 19: Party for Parkinson's: Party in the Cabin
The Inn at Hudson Gardens
6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
For more information or to register, please call
(303) 830-1839 or email
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Sharing Your Motivation to Thrive with Parkinson's
Today is Bike to Work Day!
Wednesday, June 26 is Bike to Work Day 2013, and we have a feeling that John Carlin will be pulling out his 2-wheel transportation. John was recently featured on Denver's Channel 9 News for his passion for cycling! Many of you have probably heard of John & read his book, "More than a Mountain". Now, check out what John has to say about the benefits of cycling, and what it has done for his Parkinson's.
What Motivates You?
"My motivation is to exercise to keep my disease from progressing. My motivation is to set a good example for my kids!"
Meet Liz, a mother of 2 with Parkinson's who also enjoys the benefits of cycling. Liz wrote a fantastic blog on what motivates her to get up and go everyday! Click on the link below to read her blog, than help us build more encouragement for our community by posting what motivates you on our Facebook page!
Parkinson's in the News

Announcements & Reminders


Parkinson Association Volunteer is Seeking Your Support

Our Wednesday Office Volunteer, Donna Miller, is looking for donations for Nancy DeVaney, the owner of Twisted Trail Stables in Castle Rock. Nancy took in hundreds of hurt and abandoned animals from the Black Forest fire, and now she is in need of your support. Please watch Nancy's story on 9News and lend a helping hand.


Broomfield Support Group Reminder

If you frequent the Broomfield support group, don't forget they are not meeting in August. If you are looking for another group to attend, please check our newsletter or website for updated support groups near you.


Parkinson Association is Considering Adding a Boxing Class
Your opinion matters. Please take a few moments to add your voice by participating in a short survey on boxing . We need your help to determine if we should add boxing to our list of exercise classes.
Parkinson's Tip

Independence Day is quickly approaching! We'd like to remind everyone to stay cool, hydrated and safe this July 4th! Here are a few tips from Cari Friedman!

  • Make sure and drink plenty of fluids through out the day - Benefits of staying well hydrated include being more alert, helps keep your skin from being dried out.

  • Remember that if you plan on going to the pool on the 4th, that is a popular date for others to go. If you have problems with freezing in a crowded space, visualize that the space in front of you will be wide open. Sing to yourself as you start to move forward.

  • If your Parkinson's medications tend to make you fatigued, take a brief nap during the day so you can enjoy the fireworks at night.

  • When having your barbecue, make sure to take small bites to prevent choking. Potato chips on the menu might be challenging to some. Try crushing them before you eat them. It makes for going down easier.



    Cari Friedman, MSW, Director of Patient & Family Services