Parkinson Association of the Rockies



May 3 | 8:30am - 12:30pm
Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood 

There is still time and space to register for the Clinical Research Forum. Learn about the latest trends in Parkinson's research and clinical trials. Explore how you can become involved in clinical trials to help advance treatments and move towards the cure for Parkinson's. 


Panel Discussion on Cutting-Edge Research

Curt Freed, MD; Rajeev Kumar, MD & Benzi Kluger, MD 


Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine Research  

John Dean, MS, CCC-SLP & Cynthia McRae, PhD


Panel Discussion on Deep Brain Stimulation

Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD;  Monique Giroux, MD & Olga Klepitskaya, MD


The forum is FREE. A continental breakfast will be provided. Registration is REQUIRED: Call (303) 830-1839 or click to email


Special Thanks To

  Teva Neuroscience

In This Issue
Clinical Research Forum
Educational Events
Parkinson's Awareness
Research in Colorado
Research in the News
Vitality Walk
Facebook Change
Community Updates


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Upcoming Educational Events (Click on date for more information) 


April 30: Visionary Caregiving
Bethany Lutheran Church
4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village  
May 10: Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros - Grand Junction
Goodwill Retail Center
630 24 1/2 Rd., Grand Junction 


May 14 & May 21: Mini-Series: High Intensity Exercise as Medicine

Life Care Center of Aurora

14101 E. Evans Ave., Aurora


May 17: Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros - Glenwood Springs
El Jebel Community Center
0020 Eagle County Dr., El Jebel

Actively Create Awareness with the Association

Parkinson's Disease Awareness month is wrapping up, but there are still a few events left for you to show your support. (Click on date for more information)  


May 3: Dancing Together to Make a Difference
Shepherd of the Hills
11500 W. 20th Ave., Lakewood


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


TBD: Grizzly Rose Line Dancing
Dust off those cowboy boots and start brushing up on your line dancing skills. The Grizzly Rose will be hosing an event for the Parkinson Association in the near future. 
July 19: 2nd Annual Gary Bass Memorial Golf Tournament
The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor 
10555 Westmoor Dr., Westminster

Research in Colorado

Are you a Parkinson's patient not requiring symptomatic treatment with drugs? Join a study that explores the effects of an FDA approved drug on Parkinson's. You may be eligible to participate if you are: 

  • Diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
  • Not pregnant
  • Willing to take an FDA approved drug for one month
  • Willing to have blood samples drawn seven times over the one month study   
Don't have Parkinson's disease? You may still be eligible. 
For more information please contact: Mary Wang, Study Coordinator 
(303) 724-6015 or click to email 
Parkinson's Research in the News
12th Annual Vitality Walk  on Sunday, June 1  
Join us at Wash Park in Denver, at Sandstone Ranch in Longmont or Choose to Snooze!
This year we have a goal of 1,500 individuals walking together on Sunday, June 1st to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease in our community. While we are thrilled at the number of you who have already registered and astounded at how many new teams are joining us this year; we are still far from our goal. Currently there are 30 teams but only 124 registered participants! 
There's no excuse not to participate - if you're out of town, not a morning person or already have a commitment or need to work you can still participate. Just select Choose to Snooze as your location when signing up. You can sleep in knowing you're still making a difference. You can take a walk at your convenience in any location you choose and know you're doing your part to enhance lives!   
Walk the Walk that Connects Communities and Enhances Lives 


Special Thanks To 
KOOL 105     Touching Hearts
Interested in Sponsoring? Contact Kari Buchanan at (303) 830-1839 or email for more information.
Facebook Limiting Your Posts  
Did you know that Facebook is now limiting the posts from the pages you have 'liked'? You are no longer seeing all the photos, shares and event updates from some of your favorite pages, including the Parkinson Association! 
You could be missing out on spotting your favorite pup wearing a Vitality Walk dog bandana, discount codes for registering for the Walk, important updates about resources available to you and more!
Keep up to snuff on what's going on - make sure you don't just look at your news-feed, but actually visit the Parkinson Association page when you're on Facebook!
Community Updates
Atria Inn at Lakewood - 555 S. Pierce Street
First meeting, Wednesday, June 25th at 6:00pm. 
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 6:00pm. 
Please RSVP by contacting Gwen (303) 408-3949

Holly Creek Retirement Community - 5500 E. Peakview Ave., Centennial
Meets monthly on the second Thursday at 10:30am.
Please RSVP by contacting Betsy (720) 266-5915

NEW! "Pedaling For Parkinson's" pilot spinning class 

Lifetime Fitness, 9250 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker
First class starts Sunday, May 4th at 10:00am
Classes will be held every Sunday at 10:00am and every Wednesday at 7:15pm. 
Classes are FREE for members, $10/class for non-members and is open to all people with Parkinson's and care partners. 
NEW BOOK RELEASE! Window of Opportunity 
Kirk Hall, author of Carson and His Shaky Paws Grampa and well known figure in our Parkinson's community has recently released his newest book, the Window of Opportunity. This book follows Kirk's journey through the initial signs of cognitive impairment associated with Parkinson's disease. 
You can purchase the book at
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