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.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


April 7 – Staying Safe on the Road: Driving with Parkinson’s

Part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center seminar series in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented by Dan Kuyper MD, Rick Vandendolder OTR-L, Lori McManus OTR-L and Joan Hlas LISW

Please RSVP by e-mail darla.hildebrandt@parknicollet.com or call 952.993.5495 and press “2” to leave your information.


April 13 -Living Well With PD featuring Dr. Robert M. Hutchman of the Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center

The Waterfront
328 Front Street South, LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Check-in 11:30 a.m., program from 12-1:15 p.m.

Complimentary lunch and valet parking will be available.

RSVP to 763.545.1272 or barb@parkinsonmn.org


April 13 -Living Well With PD featuring Dr. Robert M. Hutchman of the Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center

The Kahler Apache Hotel
1517 16th Street SW, Rochester

Check-in 3:30 p.m., program from 4-5:15 p.m.

Complimentary dinner will be served.

RSVP to 763.545.1272 or barb@parkinsonmn.org


April 14 – New and on the Horizon: A Parkinson’s Medication Update

Part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center seminar series in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Rockwood Banquet and Conference Center
9100 Quaday Ave NE, Ostego

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented by Sotirios Parashos MD PhD and Catherine Wielinski MPH

Please RSVP by e-mail darla.hildebrandt@parknicollet.com or call 952.993.5495 and press “2” to leave your information.


April 14 -Living Well With PD featuring Dr. Robert M. Hutchman of the Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center

Hotel Marshfield
2700 South Central Avenue, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Check-in 11:30 a.m., program from 12-1:15 p.m.

Complimentary lunch will be served.

RSVP to 763.545.1272 or barb@parkinsonmn.org


April 14 -Living Well With PD featuring Dr. Robert M. Hutchman of the Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center

The Clarion Hotel
2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Check-in 3:30 p.m., program from 4-5:15 p.m.

Complimentary dinner will be served.

RSVP to 763.545.1272 or barb@parkinsonmn.org


April 15 -Living Well With PD featuring Dr. Robert M. Hutchman of the Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center

Prime N’Wine
3000 4th Street SW, Mason City, Iowa

Check-in 11:30 a.m., program from 12-1:15 p.m.

Complimentary lunch will be served.

RSVP to 763.545.1272 or barb@parkinsonmn.org


April 15 -Living Well With PD featuring Dr. Robert M. Hutchman of the Hazel Hutchman Memorial Neuroscience Center

Dangerfield’s
1583 East First Avenue, Shakopee

Check-in 3:30 p.m., program from 4-5:15 p.m.

Complimentary dinner will be served.

RSVP to 763.545.1272 or barb@parkinsonmn.org


April 16-May 28 (Thursdays only) - Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Church of St. Joseph
12 West Minnesota Street, St. Joseph
2:00-4:30 p.m.

As a caregiver, your focus is typically on the recipient of your care- but caregiving is a great responsibility. It’s important to support the health and well-being of yourself, in addition to your loved one.

Certified class leaders will help you:
• Reduce stress
• Change negative self-talk
• Create better balance in your life
• Improve communication
• Increase ability to make tough decisions
• Deal with difficult feelings
• Identify helpful resources

Attend if you help a friend or relative with:
• Medical appointments
• Transportation
• Social activities
• Household chores
• Personal cares
• Living arrangements
• Emotional support
• Finances

RSVP to the Whitney Senior Center, 320.255.7245


April 18 - The Science and Practice of LSVT BIG

Allina Health – 2925 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis
12:00-2:00 p.m.

There will be a mini-symposium for people with Parkinson disease on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 12:00 – 2:00pm at Allina Health in Minneapolis. This symposium focuses on movement disorders and physical and occupational treatment for people with Parkinson disease and is a fun educational event.

This symposium is FREE so it is a wonderful opportunity for people with PD, family members, friends, and other health care professionals who want to learn more about movement and PD to attend.

Please RSVP by either sending an email to info@lsvtglobal.com, calling our office at 1-888-438-5788 (toll free), 1-520-867-8838 (direct), or registering online by following this link: Online Registration


 

April 21 – Parkinson’s, Posture and Bone Health

Part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center seminar series in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month.

Minneapolis Marriott Southwest
5801 Opus Parkway, Minnetonka

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented by Martha Nance MD, Kristin Johnson PT DPT NCS, Sadie McGregor RN

Please RSVP by e-mail darla.hildebrandt@parknicollet.com or call 952.993.5495 and press “2” to leave your information.


April 24-June 12 (six sessions) - Healthy Eating for Successful Living

Sacred Heart Church – 2875 10th Ave NE, Sauk Rapids
9:00-11:30 p.m.

Learn to eat healthy and stay active!

Class sessions are highly participatory and include distinct components of education, hands-on activities, support and resource connections.

You’ll get the knowledge, skills and support you need to make better nutrition and exercise choices. The difference can reduce your risk of disease and improve your everyday quality of life.

Pre-registration is required by April 17. A minimum of 10 participants is required to present this workshop. Please call 320.229.4591 and ask for Mary Simpler.

A cost/share or donation will be required for participant materials.

Snacks will be provided!


April 26 - The Science and Practice of LSVT BIG

Allina Health – 2925 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis
12:00-2:00 p.m.

There will be a mini-symposium for people with Parkinson disease on Sunday, April 26, 2015, from 12:00 – 2:00pm at Allina Health in Minneapolis. This symposium focuses on movement disorders and physical and occupational treatment for people with Parkinson disease and is a fun educational event.

This symposium is FREE so it is a wonderful opportunity for people with PD, family members, friends, and other health care professionals who want to learn more about movement and PD to attend.

Please RSVP by either sending an email to info@lsvtglobal.com, calling our office at 1-888-438-5788 (toll free), 1-520-867-8838 (direct), or registering online by following this link: Online Registration


April 28 – Sleep Disorders: An Overview and Relationship to Parkinson’s Disease

Part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center seminar series in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and a special presentation by the Health Partners Parkinson’s Center.

Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 609 5th Street South, Stillwater

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented by M. Orhan Ucer MD and Beth Dressner OTR/L

Please RSVP by e-mail darla.hildebrandt@parknicollet.com or call 952.993.5495 and press “2” to leave your information.


May 1 – June 19 (eight-session series) – A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Waite Park City Hall
19 13th Ave N, Waite Park

Learn practical strategies to manage falls:
• view falls as controllable
• set goals for increasing activity
• make changes to reduce fall risks at home
• exercise to increase strength and balance

Attend if you:
• Are concerns about falls
• Would like to improve your balance, flexibility and strength
• Experienced a fall in the past
• Restrict activities because of falling concerns

Please RSVP by calling the Whitney Senior Center, 320.255.7245

 


May 2 – Moving Day® Twin Cities

Hilde Center and Park, Plymouth

It’s more than a walk, it’s a movement. 

Sign up your team now to take part in our largest annual fundraiser: www.movingdaytwincities.org 


May 13-June 17 (six sessions) – Healthy Eating for Successful Living

9:00-11:30 a.m.

St. Francis Xavier Church
308 2nd St. N., Sartell

Learn to eat healthy and stay active!

Class sessions are highly participatory and include distinct components of education, hands-on activities, support and resource connections.

You’ll get the knowledge, skills and support you need to make better nutrition and exercise choices. The difference can reduce your risk of disease and improve your everyday quality of life.

Pre-registration is required by April 17. A minimum of 10 participants is required to present this workshop. Please call 320.229.4591 and ask for Mary Simpler.

A cost/share or donation will be required for participant materials.

Snacks will be provided!


June 29 – Golf for Parkinson’s Families

Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington


November 12 – Give to the MAX Day