Struthers Parkinson’s Center (SPC) will be launching their first exercise class targeting care partners of persons with Parkinson’s and related movement disorders. The focus of the class is on relaxation. We will be exploring restorative yoga poses with emphasis on greater mind-body awareness and stress reduction. The class will be taught by Maria Walde-Douglas, PT… Read More


Join NPFM(2)

Here at NPFM we pride ourselves on providing education and learning opportunities for those living with Parkinsons disease and their families. There are many interesting educational events happening throughout Minnesota in the coming months, and we would love for you to attend! Find an educational event near you, today!  … Read More


Watch for Dave Schwartz PSA for Parkinsons-5

“I chose to support the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota because they Believe in Better. Better Research means Better Treatment means Better Lives.  Until there is a cure, people living with Parkinson’s and their families can actively enjoy life. My Grandmother lived with Parkinson’s disease for many years.  She participated in research whenever she could so… Read More


Mike Justak2

If you want to see Parkinson’s in a new light you only need to drive by Mike Justak’s home in Plymouth, Minnesota. He shines not one light, but more than 50,000 of them. For the holidays his home turns into what he’s dubbed “PD Shimmers,” a Christmas light show synchronized to music, in order to… Read More


Ross Collins, a physician, has an impressive medical pedigree. His great grandfather, grandfather, father, mother, and brother were all physicians, as are his wife, a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law.  Ross remembers listening to his father, a medical school professor, practice his lectures on radiation oncology.  “I grew up listening to my father’s lectures on oncology.… Read More