News & Events

Check back frequently as NPFM updates this section with events and news.

Also stay up-to-date and get active with the Parkinson Exercise Network, which connects people with PD to Parkinson’s-friendly exercise locations, classes and other activities.



Parkinson-Friendly Communities
Tuesday, September 30
5:00-6:00 p.m.
VINE Adult Community Center, Mankato
421 E Hickory Street, Mankato

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 outreach, education and events.

NPFM is the Minnesota chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation, operating as a local nonprofit working to raise awareness and funds for the upper Midwest Parkinson’s community. The organization works to better the lives of those living and impacted by PD through outreach and providing resources.

The creation of Parkinson-Friendly communities is possible through a generous grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The effort works to ensure individuals and families touched by Parkinson’s remain vibrant, engaged members of our communities. NPFM has been working in several communities around the state including Alexandria, Willmar and Fargo, and are excited to expand into Mankato.

Parkinson’s Disease: An Update
Thursday, October 9
1:00 p.m.
AmericInn, Waconia
550 Cherry Drive, Waconia

Featuring Richard Golden, MD, Neurologist at the Noran Neurological Clinic
A free educational event to hear how advances in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease are making a difference in peoples’ lives.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Please RVSP to 763.545.1272 or

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, Current Treatments and Living Well with PD
Monday, November 3
Country Inn and Suites, Mankato
1900 Premiere Drive, Mankato

Featuring Laura Meyer, RN, CNP, at Mankato Clinic Neurology

Please RSVP to 763.545.1272 or