Programs & Events

A diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a life altering experience. It not only affects the patient, but also impacts the spouse, children, extended family, friends and work relationships. The Parkinson Foundation understands the difficult physical and emotional issues that accompany this devastating disease. If you or someone you know has PD, the Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is here to help. In fact, for many people recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, the Foundation is often the first call they make.

There is power in community and there are so many ways to become involved in our region’s Parkinson’s support resources. We invite you to join us for education, exercise, support group, or to make donation to the Parkinson Foundation of Western PA as we receive no monies from government agencies, insurance providers and are 100% self-funded.

Exercise

Step Up to your best life through exercise and proper nutrition. Why is it so important to stay active?  Recent studies support the value of regular exercise in managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In addition to enhancing physical abilities, exercise improves cognitive functions, overall mood, a sense of well-being. It can also help decrease depression. For most people with Parkinson’s disease, exercise can be an important tool for managing the disease.

Please contact Casey Peluso at (412) 837-2750 or [email protected] with questions or for additional information on exercise programs.

Exercise Classes:

Delay the Disease with Duane Hardek

March 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZOOM CALL
PA United States

Functional Movement & Balance Class

March 4 @ 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
ZOOM CALL
PA United States

T’ai Chi for Parkinson’s

March 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
ZOOM CALL
PA United States

PWR! Plus Virtual Exercise Class

March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ZOOM CALL
PA United States

Stretching for Parkinson’s

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
ZOOM CALL
PA United States

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Support Groups

Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is at the center of one of the most active and supportive Parkinson’s communities in the country. To many people with PD and their caregivers, support groups are as essential to their treatment as any medical or pharmaceutical therapy. Although it’s true that a support group cannot help relieve a tremor, restore movement or regain balance, it’s just as true that no drug or medical intervention can hold a hand, give a smile of encouragement or say “I understand.”

Each support group is unique. They have many different meeting formats and focuses, determined by the individuals who belong to each group. All, however, share a strong sense of community and fellowship. Members are free to come just as they are and to participate as they wish. Much encouragement is offered, along with a sincere understanding that the range of membership is as broad as the range of symptoms throughout the disease’s progression.

Support Groups:

Somerset Support Group

March 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MRS Physical Therapy
3006 Kingwood RD.
Rockwood, 15557 United States
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Virtual Support Group

March 5 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

PGH – Oakland Support Group

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Rodef Shalom
4905 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, 15213

New Kensington Support Group

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
New Kensington YMCA
800 Constitution Blvd
New Kensington, 15068 United States
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Erie Support Group-Virtual

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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