Parkinson Association of the Rockies



Reflections and Directions: 
Note from the Executive Director

I would like to extend a special thanks to all of the walkers at the Association's 2014 Annual Vitality Walk and to their supporters. Throughout the past year, the Colorado Parkinson's community has shown up in force and acted in unison. Whether at the Global Community Conference in Keystone, the Research Forum in Lakewood, the Chat with the (Parkinson's) Pros in Pueblo, a support group in Longmont, a community fundraiser, or a Tremble Clefs program in Boulder, each and every one of you is making a difference in your own lives and the lives of others. I applaud you for showing up, supporting and strengthening our community. While a strong community is commendable, you have created a warm and caring environment that dares to define Parkinson's rather than let Parkinson's define you.  Your tenacity continues to push the Parkinson Association of the Rockies to new levels with more visionary goals. 


In the immediate future, the Association plans to start a boxing program, improve PDLife by adding new innovative functionality, reach out to rural areas of Colorado through teleconferencing and to add more depth and substance to educational programs including the annual E3: Educate, Empower, Energize Conference. We look forward to continually raising the bar of excellence that you have set for this organization. Thank you.

Cheryl Siefert, MNM  

In This Issue
Reflections and Directions
Parkinson Association News
Upcoming Parkinson Association Events
Research in the News
Community Events


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Parkinson Association News
NEW! Time Change for Aurora Yoga
Cherry Creek Retirement Village, 14555 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora
Starting July 1st, the Tuesday yoga class in Aurora will meet at 10:30am. 
Charity Hand-Up Contest
Help the Parkinson Association up our social media game! The Parkinson Association has been selected by Citywide Banks to participate in the Charity Hand-Up Contest. Starting on July 7th, the Association will be competing against six other Colorado charities to see who can gain the most votes and support through social media sites. Click here to learn more. 
Upcoming Parkinson Association Events 
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July 19: 2nd Annual Gary Bass Memorial Golf Tournament
The Heritage Golf Course at Westmoor - 10555 Westmoor Dr., Westminster
August 23: 2nd Annual Colorado Courage Run 
Cheesman Park, Denver

August 24: Redneck Ride for Parkinson's
Estes Park to Loveland
September 11: Party for Parkinson's - Party in the Garden
The Garden Canopy at Hudson Gardens - 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton
October 17: E3 - Educate, Empower, Energize
Location To Be Determined
E3 - Educate, Empower, Energize
October 17, 2014 | Location to be determined 


The Parkinson Association of the Rockies is bringing the Parkinson's community together to Educate, Empower and Energize through a number of topics ranging from communication to exercise. Our E3 Conference aims to bring together individuals with Parkinson's, their care partners and family members, as well as professionals who work with the Parkinson's community in Colorado. Keep an eye out for updates on locations, speakers and topics. 
For more information contact Madison Holland at (303) 830-1839 or by email.
Parkinson's Research in the News

What is Happening in the Community?

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June 25: Living with Parkinson's Disease or Essential Tremors
Sky Ridge Medical Center Auditorium, 10101 RidgeGate Pkwy., Lone Tree 
NEW! "Pedaling for Parkinson's" Pilot Spinning Class
Lifetime Fitness, 9250 Crown Crest Blvd., Parker
Classes are every Sunday at 10:00am and every Wednesday at 7:15pm. Classes are FREE for members, $10/class for non-members and open to all people with Parkinson's and their care partners. Click here for a complete list of all Parkinson's exercise classes. 
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