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.



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

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!

May 19 | Living Well With PD

Teva CNS is hosting this educational program designed to help understand Parkinson’s Disease and current treatment programs.

This educational program will be presented by Oceans Vaou, MD from the Noran Neurological Clinic.

This event will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 3 pm.


Maplewood Community Center

2100 White Bear Avenue

Maplewood, MN 55109


June 29 | Golf for Parkinson’s Families

Minnesota Valley Country Club, Bloomington

November 12 | Give to the MAX Day