Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Upcoming Events

August 3: 3rd Annual Safe Harbor 5K Run/Walk

Race to Benefit Parkinson Association

Life Care Center of Greeley 4800 25th Street, Greeley 80634

August 25: Colorado Courage 5K 

Race to Benefit Parkinson Association

Cheesman Park, Denver, CO 80206
August 27: Mini-Series: Late Stage PD I
Heritage Club, 1860 South Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80012
September 7: The Doctor Is In: Grand Junction
Location and time TBA
September 10: Mini-Series: Cognitive Changes in PD I
Location and time TBA
September 17: Mini-Series: Late Stage PD II
Heritage Club, 1860 South Potomac Street, Aurora, CO 80012
September 19: Party for Parkinson's: Party in the Cabin
The Inn at Hudson Gardens
6115 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120
October 8: Mini-Series: Cognitive Changes in PD II
Location and time TBA
October 19: Rocky Mountain Family Conference
Westin Westminster
10600 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020
For more information or to register, please call
(303) 830-1839 or email 
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Mike Knaisch, Parkinson Association Board Member and President & CEO of Front Porch Digital, Inc. has created a family fund to further the development and enhancements of the PD Life iPhone (and soon to be Android) app.  


If you would like to support this innovative initiative please make a contribution today to the Knaisch Family Fund for PD Life (on form in "Special Notes" please state "PD Life")


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World Parkinson's Congress 2013

The 3rd Annual World Parkinson's Congress (WPC) held in Montreal, Canada on October 1st - 4th is quickly approaching.  Click for more information and to register.  


Not able to make it to Montreal? You can still contribute to the WCP. 

In anticipation of this October's World Parkinson Congress, Jackie Hunt Christensen developed a survey about the impact of Parkinson's on relationships and interpersonal communications. From this survey, she will use the data to create a poster to present at the WPC. And she needs your help. She says, "I've been thrilled by the number of responses I've already received. But I hope to get even more, so I can represent as many experiences as possible."

Read more of Jackie's story: How Has Parkinson's Affected Your Relationships? on MJFF's website. 

Parkinson's in the News

Announcements & Reminders

Outdoor Active Retreats for Individuals with Parkinson's

The Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center would like to invite you to join them for their 2013 Parkinson's Outdoor Active Retreats in Breckenridge. The retreats are aimed at having fun! These creative and active weekend are designed specifically for people living with Parkinson's and their caregivers. Find more information on the retreats.


Boulder & Broomfield Support Group Reminder

Reminder that the Boulder  & Broomfield Support Groups will not be meeting in August. The Parkinson Association offers several Support Groups throughout Colorado and we encourage you to to visit other support groups.


Parkinson's Tip

Keeping focus on the importance of nutrition and diet is important for every one. Dr. Monique Giroux put together The Dirty Dozen, a list of fruits and vegetables that contain the most and least contamination from pesticides.


12 Most Contaminated

  • Peaches
  • Apples
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Celery
  • Nectarines
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Grapes (Imported)
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes

12 Least Contaminated

  • Onions
  • Avocado
  • Sweet Corn (Frozen)
  • Pineapples
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet Peas (Frozen)
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Papaya

*Note that foods with a skin that can be peeled and discard are less likely to have the higher levels of contamination. To reduce exposure to contaminants, such as pesticides be sure to wash all produce before consuming.