Parkinson Association of the Rockies



There's Still Time to Register!
Vitality Walk
74 teams have been created, 670 individuals are registered to participate. Are you registered yet?


Can't join us in Wash Park or Sandstone Ranch? You can still participate - just select "Choose to Snooze" as your location when registering.    
Thanks to all those who have already registered and are working hard to get friends, family, co-workers, etc. to participate in the 12th Annual Vitality Walk - with your support and the support of our generous sponsors almost $113,000 has been raised for the Parkinson Association's programs & services.
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.
In This Issue
Vitality Walk
Community Events
Research in the News
Clinical Trials in Colorado
Community Updates
Support Group & Exercise Class Changes


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A $50 donation will fund an exercise class; Exercise is a key component to living well with Parkinson's.  


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Upcoming Community Events 

(Click on date for more information)  


June 2: Dr. Avrom Kurtz Parkinson's Disease Lecture

Smith Fellowship Hall at Covenant Village, 9151 Yarrow St., Westminster


June 7: Pedaling 4 Parkinson's 

Glendale's Creekside Park, 4400 E. Virginia Ave., Denver


June 8: The Feldenkrais Method for Parkinson's Disease 
A Living Arts Centre, 2231 S. Platte River Dr., Denver
July 19: 2nd Annual Gary Bass Memorial Golf Tournament
The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor, 10555 Westmoor Dr., Westminster
Parkinson's Research in the News
Clinical Trials in Colorado 

Researchers at the University of Colorado are conducting a clinical trial to explore the effects of different doses of endurance exercise in people with Parkinson's disease. You may be able to participate in this research study if you: 

  • Have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and are not yet taking medication
  • Do not plan to start medication for Parkinson's disease within the next 6 months
  • Are willing to do aerobic exercise on a treadmill
  • Are willing to start exercising immediately or after a delay of 6 months
  • Are 40-80 years old

For more information contact the study coordinator: Toby Wellington by email or phone at (720) 848-6376. 

Community Updates
Congratulations to the Cheyenne Support Group
Exciting news! The Cheyenne support group applied for and was awarded a PCORI grant to study the 'Quality of Care for the Wyoming Parkinson's Community.' Click here to learn more about this fantastic grant opportunity.
Lakewood Proclamation Signing 
A big thank you goes out to Debbie Jones, leader of the care partner support group for collaborating with the Lakewood community and Mayor Bob Murphy in signing a proclamation declaring April as Parkinson's Disease Awareness month. 
NEW! Support Group in Lakewood 
Atria Inn at Lakewood - 555 S. Pierce Street
First meeting, Wednesday, June 25th at 4:00pm. 
Meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at 4:00pm. 
Please RSVP by contacting Gwen (303) 408-3949
Support Group & Exercise Class Changes
Venue Change for Eagle Valley Support Group
The Eagle Valley Support group will be moving the meeting location for June and July.
Colorado Mountain College - 150 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards (room 249)
For more information and to RSVP contact John Bade (970) 328-8067 or 
Carly Rietmann (303) 328-8896. 
Venue Change for Longmont Support Group
For the month of June both Longmont Support Groups will be moving locations. 
Grace Church - 2415 Lake Park Drive, Longmont
For more information and to RSVP contact Thomas Hubner (303) 678-7089. 
Littleton YMCA Yoga Time Change 
Tuesday's yoga at the Littleton YMCA now meets at 9:45am and goes until 10:45am.
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