Louisa Voss and her husband, Gregg, should get the award for the “most miles traveled” since Gregg, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in 2006. Gregg grew up on a farm and enjoyed hunting, a passion that continues to today. Since the day of the diagnosis, Louisa and Gregg have gone to Africa and this… Read More

Parkinson's Support Grants(2)

Here at NPFM we are very excited to offer three great opportunities for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. We truly believe that providing help and support for those living with Parkinson’s disease is the best way to raise awareness. After creating our first support grant and helping others, NPFM decided to evaluate the most prominent needs… Read More


The NPFM Awareness Van has been making the rounds in Minnesota! A big thank you to Rochester Motors for this great opportunity to bring awareness to communities all over MN! We have stopped by Struthers Parkinson’s Center, Get Fit Itasca, various county fairs and even the 2015 Golf Tournament! During the rest of the year… Read More

Friendly Community[1]

  Why Parkinson’s friendly Communities? We believe there are over 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease and it is expected to double by 2030, yet there is not a national registry to calculate exact number of people living with Parkinson’s. In the 2016 Senate session, the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act (S.849) will be… Read More


NPFM was thrilled to connect Star Tribune reporter Jeremy Olson to local experts for today’s story about  Parkinson’s and depression.  Jackie Christensen, Liz Ogren, Dr. Martha Nance and Dr. Steven Stein are generous NPFM volunteers, helping people with PD live well. While many people likely recognize tremors and difficulty walking as part of the illness, depression is… Read More

Congratulations to the City of St. Paul Park and Rec Department and HealthEast Capistrant Center for working together to bring Parkinson’s-friendly classes to the Park and Rec calendar. Starting July 9 the city is offering a Parkinson’s-friendly Tai Chi Chih class Wednesday mornings at Phalen Rec Center. More information and registration details are found here.… Read More

With the support of the Otto Bremer Foundation, the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota is developing important new opportunities for those who live with Parkinson’s Disease.  Please take a moment to read this great St. Cloud Times story… Read More

Parkinson’s awareness month is the perfect time to help friends, family, neighbors, work colleagues and others learn more about what it takes to live well with Parkinson’s disease.  And NPFM is here to help.  Living with Parkinson’s premieres April 22 at the Galleria Edina. People with Parkinson’s and their families, health care providers, volunteers and… Read More