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 10:
Mini-Series: Cognitive Changes in PD
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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Acupuncture Study Looking for Participants
Dr. Benzi Klugar, at UC Denver, is looking for participants for his acupuncture study. The study aims to determine the effect of acupuncture on fatigue, mood, motor severity and quality of life in PD. 

Seeking patients with Parkinson's Disease who are:
  • Age 40 and over
  • Stable on medications for at least 30 days
  • Not experiencing dementia
  • Highly fatigued

If you would like to participate or would like more information, please contact Etta Abaca, Research Coordinator at UC Denver, or call 303.724-2193.

Parkinson's in the News

Announcements & Reminders


Thursday Evening Denver Support Group Reminder

Don't forget that our Thursday Evening Support Group at Bethany Lutheran Church will be off this Thursday, and will pick up again in August. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Hansen,


Boulder Support Group Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the Boulder Support Group will be not be meeting in August. The Parkinson Association offers several Support Groups throughout Colorado and we encourage you to to visit other support groups.


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.


Longmont Rhythm & Grace is Considering a Move
Our Tuesday's Rhythm and Grace dance class has decided to take a break for the summer and hopes to return in a new location. Our talented instructor, Susan Burton, would like to transition the class from Longmont to Loveland and would love your input on the location change. Please, keep your eye out for a quick survey on times and locations.
Parkinson's Tip

Massage has been utilized by individuals with Parkinson's for a long time, because it helps alleviate muscle and joint stiffness. In a 2002 study done at Duke University on patients that went to massage twice weekly for 5 weeks, the following advantages were noted:  

  • Increased quality of sleep
  • Better daily functioning
  • Decreased stress hormone levels
  • Temporary reduction in severity of tremors

Massage is not a cure for Parkinson's but it most certainly makes a difference in the comfort and quality of your day.

By Monica Shields & Jim Marr, Body Mechanics