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INFORMATIONAL POSTER When: Tuesday, September 30, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Where: VINE Adult Community Center, 421 E. Hickory Street, Mankato Register: Call 763.545.1272 or email info@parkinsonmn.org NPFM welcomes those living with Parkinson’s and the entire greater-Mankato area to learn more about the organization and its efforts to work with the community to make it more Parkinson-Friendly through… Read More


PIF

  Over 25,000 people are living with Parkinson’s in the state of Minnesota, the third-highest per-capita total in the United States. Working alongside the National Parkinson Foundation, NPF Minnesota decided to help raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s by participating in the #pieitforward campaign. To kick off the campaign, executive director David Wheeler and past… Read More


The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota has been active across greater Minnesota, helping to create Parkinson Friendly Communities in Fargo, N.D., Alexandria and Willmar, and this year expanded its efforts in St. Cloud and Mankato. Through a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, NPFM has been working towards creating awareness about PD in a state that… Read More


The National Parkinson Foundation, through a generous grant from the Otto Bremmer Foundation, spent Thursday and Friday in Willmar encouraging the community to get active while learning about PD as a part of the Parkinson Friendly Community initiative. A Thursday evening presentation about the benefits of exercise preceded a two-hour pedaling and Nordic walking event… 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


A message from Dr. Martha Nance, chair of the Clinical Advisory Board for the National Parkinson Foundation of Minnesota: The Minnesota Parkinson’s disease medical community, like the rest if the country, is grieving the recent death of Robin Williams. Even more, we are saddened by the tragic manner if his death. Depression is common in… Read More


Willmar Pedal and Roll

The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) is excited to work with Pedal and Roll for Parkinson’s for a two-day event in Willmar on August 21-22. The event, hosted as a part of the NPFM Parkinson-Friendly Communities initiative through a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation, will take place in the community on the evening of… Read More


2014 Night Out for Parkinson's East

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota held its annual Night Out for Parkinson’s on Thursday evening at the Mendakota Country Club. Over 70 people turned out for an evening that included dinner, silent auction and a chance to catch up with those involved in the Parkinson community. Dr. Okeanis Vaou served as… Read More


The National Parkinson Foundation Minnesota (NPFM) has hired Rachel Buck to serve as the organization’s communications and marketing specialist. She begins her new role July 15. Buck brings to NPFM more than five years of professional experience in communications and public relations. Most recently, she served as the assistant director of athletic communications at the… 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