Find your Parkinson Friendly Community

A Parkinson friendly Community consists of community leaders, business leaders, exercise facilities, retail shops, church leaders and more to have basic awareness of Parkinson’s symptoms to make those living with Parkinson’s in the community feel welcome and included.

 Communities are coming together to support those living with Parkinson’s by learning about the disease. This awareness helps people living with Parkinson’s remain an active and engaged member of the community for as long as possible.

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Walker Methodist Plaza – member of the Struthers Care Network. Plaza is a retirement community that offers assisted living and independent living; residents can choose to not elect health care services, a la carte services or 24-hour assisted living care.  Facebook page

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Knute Nelson – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering independent and assisted living, long term and transitional care- Knute Nelson is a non-profit, Christian-based organization that combines an extraordinary legacy with an innovative presence in senior care.   Facebook page

Knute Nelson Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network – Knute Nelson Home Care provides personalized health care to individuals in their home. Services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and are provided on a one-to-one basis.

Parkinson friendly Fitness

Alexandria Area YMCA – The Y is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. Facebook page

Curves – When you get stronger, increase your flexibility and work to prevent injury-all benefits of our new classes-you are setting the stage for a healthy, active future. As a member, you can take as many classes as you’d like. That means you can try out every new class we introduce this year to find a workout that works for you. Owner Kim has received Parkinson’s awareness training from NPFM. Facebook page.

Nelson Wellness Center is an exceptional resource for community seniors, as well as the residents of our Knute Nelson properties, to remain active, healthy and happy for as long as possible.

Parkinson friendly Restaurants

Bugaboo Bay – Welcome to our little slice of the islands! Caribbean themed restaurant and bar with outdoor dining right off Lake Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria.   Facebook page

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Elden’s Fresh Foods – As an independent supermarket owner we are proud to have a personal stake in the community we serve. We are very aware of our responsibilities to our community, our customers and our associates and pledge to be good stewards of your trust. Facebook page

Magpie Gift Shop -Ever get one of those really fun catalogs in the mail and wish you could find a store with as much fun, unique things? That’s Magpie!

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Prairie River Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network – Home Care Plans Customized to Your Needs – A Medicare-Certified Home Health Care Agency Serving 60 of Minnesota’s 87 Counties.    Facebook page

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Edible Arrangements – Edible Arrangements® 1336 in Blaine, Minnesota first opened in November 2011. Ever since, we’ve been helping people in our local community celebrate. Our fruit arrangements and gifts are always freshly-crafted using fruit that’s grown and picked to our Fruit Expert® standards. And, we have the best variety of gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit, too! (Visit us any time for a FREE sample, and find out why it’s The Best Dipped Fruit, Period®.)  Facebook page

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Parkinson’s Specialty Care Residences and Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering residential group home services. The Parkinson’s Specialty Care mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders in a comfortable environment that promotes respect, dignity and the highest quality of care.

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Augustana Regent – member of Struthers Care Network.  Offering independent and assisted living, memory care and respite care, Facebook page

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Centennial Gardens – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network . Provides quality 24-hour skilled nursing care , in short term rehab, skilled residential care and memory care.  With the leadership of our short and long term care Medical Director, Dr. Barry Larson of Genevive,

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Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center – offers opportunities for health and wellness for the community.  Facebook page

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Eden Prairie Fire Department – The mission is to lead and strive to minimize risk, increase safety, and improve the quality of life in our community through education, code compliance and emergency response. The Fire Department accomplishes its mission through four main divisions: Building Inspections, Fire Prevention, Emergency Response and Emergency Preparedness

Eden Prairie Community Center –  facilities include a fitness center complete with top-of-the-line cardio equipment, resistance training and free weights, three group fitness studios, two eight-lane, 25-yard lap pools with two diving boards and a climbing wall, a zero-depth entry recreation pool, spa, water slide, two full-sized racquetball courts, three ice rinks, men’s and women’s locker rooms, a family locker room and several rooms available for private parties, meetings and gatherings.

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Parkinson’s Specialty Care Residences and Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering residential group home services. The Parkinson’s Specialty Care mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders in a comfortable environment that promotes respect, dignity and the highest quality of care. Facebook page

Walker Care Suites – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering assisted living. our smaller senior community size and cozy surroundings create an atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.  Facebook page

The Waters on 50th – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering independent and assisted living. At The Waters, your apartment is truly your home, set in one of Minnesota’s ideal Communities for senior living.  Facebook page

The Waters of Edina – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network. Set in a serene wooded landscape with a pond, and adjacent to Colonial Church, The Waters of Edina features walking paths nestled amidst water features and mature evergreens. Inside, the warm glow of fireplaces and beautifully appointed interior spaces promote wellbeing, socializing and a sense of community. Facebook page

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Southdale YMCA – offers over 180 group exercise classes weekly, personal training, swim lessons and other great fitness and community building programs. Our newly renovated fitness center and warm water family/therapeutic pool complement our existing climbing wall, skate park, 6 lane lap pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room, racquetball courts and much more.   Facebook page

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Edgewood Vista – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering independent and  assisted living. Edgewood’s senior living campus in South Fargo includes homes, apartments and a wide range of services that promote the health and well-being of its residents.  Facebook page

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HeartSprings offers healing therapies, movement classes, education classes, expressive arts, and tools for your spiritual journey for those wanting to keep themselves healthy.    Facebook page

Family Wellness -Sanford Health and the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties partnered to bring a wellness facility, like none other, to the Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo and area communities. Family Wellness combines the values of the region’s most recognized family fitness organization with the region’s largest health care system.   Parkinson’s Programming          Facebook page

Welcyon Fitness after 50 – Being over 50 isn’t about slowing down, it’s about revving up for your next phase in life. Get strong, shed pounds, and enjoy better health in a club for people like us—adults over 50 who want an alternative to oversized, overwhelming gyms.  Facebook page

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Parkinson’s Specialty Care Residences and Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering residential group home services. The Parkinson’s Specialty Care mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders in a comfortable environment that promotes respect, dignity and the highest quality of care.   Facebook page

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Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute – Set is in a lovely campus complete with a creek and garden, the Golden Valley facility offers a wide range of rehabilitation therapies and related services  Facebook page

Struthers Parkinson’s Center –  offers a full range of medical management and quality-of-life services for people with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders and their families.
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Triple D Espresso – local coffee shop with wonderful staff and delicious drinks and goodies

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Mainstream Boutique of Golden ValleyFor Something Unique, Shop Mainstream Boutique Stop by today for women’s fashion apparel, accessories and jewelry out of the ordinary. Facebook page.

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Augustana Care Chapel View – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering Long term and transitional care. Augustana Chapel View is known in the community for our dedicated staff and volunteers who provide medical, nutritional, social, and spiritual services that enhance the lives of those we serve.  Facebook page

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Birchwood House – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering residential group home service. The Birchwood House is operated by Prairie River Home Care, a Medicare-certified home health care company serving residents in Minnesota for over 25 years. Facebook page

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Walker Highview – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network. Highview Hills is a retirement community with assisted and independent living options and offers care suites, rehabilitation, Memory Care, and more.  Facebook page

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Parkinson’s Specialty Care Residences and Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering residential group home services. The Parkinson’s Specialty Care mission is to enhance the quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s Disease and other movement disorders in a comfortable environment that promotes respect, dignity and the highest quality of care.  Facebook page

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Prairie River Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network Home Care Plans Customized to Your Needs, A Medicare-Certified Home Health Care Agency. Serving 60 of Minnesota’s 87 Counties.

 

Parkinson friendly Fitness

Curves – When you get stronger, increase your flexibility and work to prevent injury-all benefits of our new classes-you are setting the stage for a healthy, active future. As a member, you can take as many classes as you’d like. That means you can try out every new class we introduce this year to find a workout that works for you.    Facebook page

Ignition Fitness & Sports – A word from the owner. Thank You For Considering Ignition Fitness & Sports! Please keep in mind that we want to be more than just a place where you have a membership. We feel strongly about fitness and what it can do in your life and we want to help you get the most out of your time with us. We are a family owned club that opened our doors in 2014. Our mission here is simple:  We Strengthen Lives!    Facebook Page

Sun Moon Yoga Mission: To be a blessing to Mankato by sharing the health empowerment of yoga; and a regional yoga educational resource by offering yoga teacher training. Addressing the issues of: Unhealthy lifestyle, poor health/fitness, back pain, stress, high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, and many more. Sun Moon brings Mankato a non-competitive, holistic educational environment, with qualified teachers who teach yoga’s preventative/ therapeutic techniques (in classes, workshops and trainings) for a variety of health issues for people of all ages, ability and income levels.  Facebook page

VINE Faith in Action promotes quality of life and a culture of caring, sustained by volunteerism, community engagement and support for neighbors in need.

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Catholic Eldercare – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering long term care. Catholic Eldercare is a community of five residential nursing facilities in Northeast Minneapolis offering the finest in senior services such as assisted living, independent living, skilled nursing, memory care and a proud foundation in fellowship and pastoral care.  Facebook Page

Walker Methodist Health Center – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering long term and transitional care. Our interdisciplinary care-giving model ensures each individual receives an unmatched level of care and compassion from a multi-skilled team.  Facebook page

Walker Methodist Place – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network. This is an independent living community with support services available as you need in a vibrant 55+ senior living community located in a quaint southwest Minneapolis neighborhood near Lake Calhoun, Lake Harriet, and the Rose Gardens.  Facebook page

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The Blaisdell YMCA in South Minneapolis, MN offers personal training, group exercise classes, swim lessons and other great fitness and community building programs.   Facebook page

Dance for Your Health – Specialized Argentine Tango for: Neuromuscular disorders(ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, etc.), Special needs persons, Alzheimer’s afflicted, Seniors (65 & older), Veterans, Caregivers, partners, family, and friends. FREE CLASSES Every Wednesday 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM at Eagles Club #34, 2507 25th St., Minneapolis, MN    Brochure

Natural Step Tai Chi – Learn Tai Chi as a gentle meditative healing exercise system for Health & Inner peace. Learning Tai Chi with Natural Step is uncomplicated & enjoyable. Relax, laugh & renew.  Everyone is welcome in our community regardless of age, ability or current level of health.  Look for Tai Chi classes for Better Balance Easy, low impact movements to reduce falls, increase lower body strength, improve posture, function & balance. Come along & try a complimentary class. Just let us know you are coming by email here    Flier front – Flier back            Facebook page

Rock Steady Boxing Minneapolis at Uppercut Boxing Gym – The Rock Steady Boxing method and curriculum is designed specifically to address the unique symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Although exercise in general and boxing in particular may be beneficial to people with other neurological diseases, Uppercut’s RSB coaches are certified to train only people with Parkinson’s.     Flier            Facebook Page

Sabes Jewish Community Center – The Sabes JCC is a multifaceted organization servicing the entire community. We provide programs and services in many areas including our early childhood center, health & fitness, recreation, Jewish arts, film, performance, lectures, senior services, afterschool programs, day camp, special events and so much more.   Facebook page

Parkinson friendly Workplace

Medtronic – Let’s Go Further, Together. Healthcare is changing. That’s why, as a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions, we’re collaborating with others to take on the industry’s greatest challenges. Location – 710 Medtronic Pkwy Mpls, MN 55432 Medtronic Parkinson’s Facebook Page

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St. Therese – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering independent and assisted living, long term and transitional care. Nestled on 11 acres, Saint Therese of New Hope is a delightful, welcoming senior living community offering a full continuum of care.  Facebook page

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The Waters – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering independent and assisted living. provides the comforts, amenities and welcoming community you need to enjoy life and thrive.   Facebook page

Trillium Woods The Birches Health Center – a member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network. Short- and long-term residents receive compassionate, personal, 24-hours-a-day skilled nursing care. The Birches also provides memory care, respite care, and rehabilitation.  Facebook page

Parkinson friendly Retail

Edible Arrangements® 626 in Roseville – first opened in November 2006. Ever since, we’ve been helping people in our local community celebrate. Our fruit arrangements and gifts are always freshly-crafted using fruit that’s grown and picked to our Fruit Expert® standards. And, we have the best variety of gourmet chocolate Dipped Fruit, too! (Visit us any time for a FREE sample, and find out why it’s The Best Dipped Fruit, Period®.)  Facebook page

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All Saints Senior Living – a member of Struthers Care Network. Offers a comfort and convenience in a community with a wide variety of living options, services and amenities. At All Saints Senior Living it is all about YOU! Benefit from tailored home care services offered in the privacy of your own apartment. All Saints Senior Living offers: assisted Living, enhanced care and memory care.

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Prairie River Home Care – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network Home Care Plans Customized to Your Needs A Medicare-Certified Home Health Care Agency Serving 60 of Minnesota’s 87 Counties

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Great River Regional Library St. Cloud -Thirty-two branch libraries. Nearly 1 million books, CDs and DVDs and 250 public computers. One really great system providing materials, computers, programming and information services to almost 450,000 residents. Welcome to your Great River Regional Library! Our service to you starts with our great staff. Our staff is here to assist you, from advising you on what to read next to searching online databases. We invite you to get to know your library staff, and get to know our great service. Facebook page

Parkinson friendly Fitness

Midtown Fitness – Located in the heart of St. Cloud, Midtown Fitness includes all of the features you would expect from a well-designed, all-inclusive health club.  The pool, sauna, whirlpool, racquetball courts, basketball court, indoor track, variety of classes and workout machines are awaiting you.   Midtown Fitness is much more than just a health club–it is a community that would love to welcome you as a member.  Facebook page

Whitney Senior Center – a community-oriented organization providing a variety of social and educational opportunities for people predominantly age 55 and over in the St. Cloud metropolitan area. This mission is accomplished in a nondiscriminatory and inclusive manner, emphasizing sensitivity and life-long learning for the participants.

St. Cloud Area Family YMCA is much more than a community family wellness and fitness facility. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring access to quality facilities and programs, regardless of a family or child’s ability to pay.  Facebook Page

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Lyngblomsten – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering long term care. Providing medical & personal care while promoting safety, dignity, comfort & person-centered choices in neighborhood-style settings.   Facebook page

Parkinson friendly Fitness

Capistrant Center for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders – The HealthEast Capistrant Center provides medical evaluations, treatment, support and resources for those with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders.

Regions Hospital – offers aquatic therapy and classes in a warm-water pool. The warmth and buoyancy of the pool allows for improved tolerance for exercise than on land. In addition, water is a natural source or resistance that can strengthen your body without straining your joints. check out the “Get Centered” balance class to enhance balance and stability, increase body awareness and improve relaxation. Other aquatic classes are available, as well as land based speech, physical and occupational therapy. Call 651-254-2071 for more information.  Facebook page.

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Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network. Westwood Ridge is a retirement community with assisted and independent living options and offers care suites, rehabilitation, Memory Care, and more. Facebook page

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Bethesda Willmar – member of Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network offering long term and transitional care. Bethesda offers a full continuum of care for primarily older adults. We have spent more than a century caring for area seniors, creating a community that focuses on enhancing quality of life and providing support services tailored to address individual physical, social and spiritual needs. Facebook page

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Anytime Fitness – Get to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness! Our friendly, professional staff is trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, global access to more than 3,000 gyms, and always open 24/7 convenience. All in a welcoming club and supportive member community. Let’s get started! Visit during staffed hours or call for an appointment today!  Facebook page

Club Bethesda -designed to meet the needs of adults 50 years of age and better.  In addition to serving Bethesda’s residents, tenants and clients, Club Bethesda is available to members of the greater Willmar community. Club Bethesda is equipped with state-of-the-art exercise machines that are specifically geared towards older adults.  The Club offers a variety of fitness classes for every fitness level.  Come try out Water Aerobics, Balance Basics, Cardio Plus, Senior Fit, Butts N’ Gutts or Aqua Cycling.

Kandiyohi County Area Family YMCA –  has been deeply rooted in the community for over ten years. Our organization is service based and reaches nearly every area of the county. Whether you’re a local or brand new to the area, being a Y member gives you the opportunity to explore the many ways you can join us in a fit and healthy lifestyle. When you’re at the Y, you can make friends, discuss the latest best seller in the AOA book club, recreate and relax after a long day, or simply sit and have a cup of coffee and read the newspaper. Facebook page

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The Goodness Coffee House – our mission is to consistently provide quality food and beverages, using fresh ingredients from local and environmentally sustainable suppliers when possible, and to be a good neighbor to Downtown Willmar and the larger community. Facebook page

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Petersons Shoes Willmar -We are a family owned business comforting soles since 1947. We offer real old fashioned service,something that has nearly disappeared in todays society. We are a pro care fit specialists, and will actually measure your foot before trying on any shoe.

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