Here at NPFM we are very excited to offer three opportunities for Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. Our three support grants focus on the areas of caregiver respite care, help-at-home and exercise.
Individuals/families are welcome to apply for ONE of the three grants within a 12-month period. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted, and will be handled in the order they are received to the NPFM office.
Below is a brief description of the three grant programs, and application materials are also included.
NPFM looks forward to working with the Parkinson’s community in issuing these grants. For more information, call the NPFM office at 763.545.1272 or e-mail email@example.com.
— Caregiver respite care grant: This grant is for the live-in caregiver of a person with Parkinson’s or another related movement disorder living in Minnesota or one of its bordering U.S. states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin), allowing the caregiver a period of respite, or relief, from everyday responsibilities.
— Help-at-home grant: This grant is for a person with Parkinson’s or another related movement disorder living in Minnesota or one of its bordering U.S. states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin) to assist with general maintenance of a residential dwelling.
— Exercise grant: This grant is for a person with Parkinson’s or another related movement disorder living in Minnesota or one of its bordering U.S. states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin) to help the person with Parkinson’s get active through exercise programs.
Recently diagnosed with Parkinsons disease? Living with Parkinson’s disease and looking to connect with someone else living with the disease? We are here to help!
First Hand Help was created to help people living with Parkinson’s make the connection with someone on the same journey.
Our First Hand Help Program offers a personal connection to someone fighting the same fight. We will try was developed by the People with Parkinson’s Advisory Board of the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota. This group, comprised completely of those living with PD serves a single purpose: to improve the lives of people living with PD through research, education, treatment and outreach. This group realizes the importance of connecting with others living with PD, and wants to help establish a new outreach program.
The First Hand Help program offers a personal connection to someone fighting the same fight. We will try to personally match you with an individual who may live in your area and share similar interests. You can feel safe sharing your story, struggles and triumphs with someone who will listen, share their own experiences and provide resources.
- Do I have to be newly diagnosed to participate?
No, the program is open to anyone living with Parkinson’s disease.
- Is this confidential?
Yes. Your information will not be shared with any third-party affiliations.
- Is this free?
Yes, the program is provided at no cost, other than your time and perhaps a friendly cup of coffee.
- How do I get started?
Visit the NPFM website www.parkinsonmn.org
Click on Get Support
Click on First Hand Help
Fill out the online Request Form
Or call 763-545-1272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art of Parkinson’s Sale is back!
Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, we are calling all people living with Parkinson’s disease to participate and donate your works of art! We accept all mediums and encourage creativity and innovation.
If you are interested, please email Jack Jaglo at email@example.com. Please include a photo of your work and a short bio. Based on committee approval your art will be accepted into the sale. Thank you for considering this fun opportunity!
Starting in 2013, the National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota, set out to set a record of the most number of people with Parkinson’s dancing at the same time. It is a record they hope to see broken by national Parkinson foundations across the country and for years to come.
We wanted to share this quick video of Moving Day 2014. When our community comes together we can create real change!
Stay tuned for the 2015 video from Moving Day!
Dr. Vaou shares some information on the sleep disorders that often accompany a Parkinson’s diagnosis. Learn more by watching the short video below.
This short video shares all of the great Parkinson’s research being done at the University of Minnesota.
Rose Wichmann, the manager at Struthers Parkinson’s Center shares her insight on the late stages of Parkinson’s Disease.
Dr. Joan Gardner shares her insight on the Middle Stages of Parkinson’s Disease. Watch this short video for more information.