Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease
"Beyond The Limits"
There is still time to register for the Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease: Beyond the Limits (GCC) in Keystone, CO on March 2-4. Cost $275/participant.


Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to hear from renowned scientist, Dr. Joseph Jankovic - Professor of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jankovic is an honorary member of the American Neurological Association and has published over 900 original articles and edited over 500 books and volumes on Parkinson's research. Join us as Dr. Jankovic, our honored keynote speaker opens the GCC with an inspiring discussion on recent discoveries in research.

Click here (or on logo above) for more information and to register to take advantage of this fabulous opportunity.
For questions call (303) 830-1839 or email 


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In This Issue
Global Community Conference
Upcoming Events
Research In the News
Vitality Walk 2014
Announcements & Reminders
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New Watch for PD

Take the worry out of everyday life with the Serene VibraQuartz 
UPCOMING EVENTS (click on date for more information)
February 25: Mini-Series: Speech & Swallowing
Life Care Center of Stonegate 
15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker


March 2-4: Global Community Conference on Parkinson's Disease:
"Beyond The Limits"
Keystone Conference Center 
0633 Tennis Club Rd, Keystone, CO 
March 18 & 25: Mini-Series: Care Partners
Covenant Village in Smith Fellowship Hall
9153 Yarrow St., Westminster, CO


March 22: Spring Fever 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

Benefiting the Parkinson Association of the Rockies 
Jefferson County's NAAC Stadium 
19500 W 64th Pkwy, Golden
March 29: Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros - Pueblo
Pueblo Rawlings Library
100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO
May 17-18: 2014 Colfax Marathon
The Parkinson Association is once again a Colfax Marathon Charity Partner. There are race types for every level of runner/walker - join today and participate on behalf of the Parkinson Association! 
City Park & throughout Denver
Parkinson's Research in the News
12th Annual Vitality Walk - SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, June 1 | Washington Park in Denver & Sandstone Ranch in Longmont

Two Sites, 2,000 Steps and One Unforgettable Experience   Vitality Walk
Every step taken by someone with Parkinson's shows their determination to live well with this disease. Every step taken by friends, families, neighbors and co-workers supports those individuals and families who are affected by Parkinson's. Walking the walk is the way participants of the Vitality Walk share with others the tenacity they or someone they know with Parkinson's shows with every step taken. Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 1 and plan to join us as we enhance lives with every step!  


Sponsorship opportunities available, contact Kari Buchanan at 
(303) 830-1839 or by email for more information.
Bookshelf - Suggested Reading


DBS A Patient Guide to Deep Brain Stimulation

Sierra M. Farris, PA-C and Monique L. Giroux, MD

Farris and Giroux have done an outstanding job of simplifying the complex.  This book is packed with practical tips for living with DBS, stimulation illustrations and explanations that offer an insider's view to the science and application of DBS. This easy to understand book is a must read for anyone considering Deep Brain Stimulation or interested in learning more about this treatment.


Caregiving for the Genius:  Understand the Journey from the Inside Out  Jane W. Barton, MTS, MASM

Jane Barton provides excellent insights in how to physically, emotionally, psychosocially and spiritually prepare to care for yourself and your loved ones. Caregiving for the Genius specifically invites and encourages Boomers to prepare to care - to intentionally plan for the experience of caregiving and care receiving. This book should be on every caregiver's and care receiver's bookshelf.


Announcements & Reminders  


Parkinson Association Loveland Dance Class - Rhythm and Grace

The Loveland Rhythm & Grace class has added another 6-week session. Classes will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday's March 4 through April 8 and are held at the Studio West - Loveland, 645 Denver Ave., Loveland.


Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center (BOEC) Outdoor Active Retreat

The BOEC is getting ready for another week of skiing, yoga, exercise and other activities. Join them for a 5 day, 4 night program in Breckenridge on February 24 to February 28.  For more information, click here.

New Community Yoga Class - Boulder

A new PD yoga class has started in Boulder. Classes will be held on Thursday's from 3:00pm-4:00pm at Image Bodybuilding, located at 2750 Glenwood Dr. #3. Classes are $13/class. Contact Rob Barber at (720) 428 - 8563 for more information.

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