Friendly Community[1]

               Visit our Parkinson friendly Community page to see what cities are involved. 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… Read More


Jackie

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


I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to the MN Parkinson’s Foundation on behalf of my mother. As I had previously mentioned, my step dad has Parkinson’s Disease, and it is advanced enough that he needs round the clock care. Recently, the doctor’s discovered a tumor in my mom’s neck and were leaning… Read More


Our series of free webinars addressing topics important to the Parkinson’s disease community continues this fall, with the next one taking place next week. Featuring presenters that are experts in their field, these webinars offer practical advice for living well with Parkinson’s. Thurs., Aug. 15: Getting the Most from Your Doctor’s Visit. Presented by Fernando… Read More


Dr. Okun on Statin Usage HealthDay recently published an article on WebMD discussing the effects of statin usage on the risk for Parkinson.  Dr. Okun was quoted in the article: Dr. Michael Okun, national medical director of the National Parkinson Foundation in Miami, said the findings were “intriguing but not surprising” in light of recent… Read More