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 David Von Hofen at (412) 837-2750 or [email protected] with questions or for additional information on exercise programs.

Exercise Classes:

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T’ai Chi for Parkinson’s

ZOOM CALL PA

Instructor: Susan Cruz One of the best forms of exercise for Parkinson’s is the ancient Chinese art, T’ai Chi for the […]

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Delay The Disease with Jeannine Hartman

Live Online Zoom Meeting PA

Instructor: Jeannine Hartman CPT, ACE Delay the Disease™ is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by targeting […]

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Yoga For All with Jen

PA

Instructor: Jen Stratakis In this yoga class, you can expect to work on flexibility and balance, as well as breath awareness […]

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PD On The Move

Live Online Zoom Meeting PA

Instructor: Alexander Tressor   PDontheMove workout classes have been created to help people with Parkinson’s reclaim lost or compromised abilities. Each […]

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Delay the Disease

Live Online Zoom Meeting PA

Instructor: Duane Hardek This virtual exercise class offers a unique blend of functional exercise along with a presentation of a weekly […]

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PWR! Plus

Live Online Zoom Meeting PA

Presented by Encompass Health Harmarville Instructors: Casey Rodak and Valerie Bucek Join this unique class which will include 30 minutes of […]

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Parkinson’s Stretch

Live Online Zoom Meeting PA

Instructor: Chris Steinmetz Stretching helps you fight the muscle rigidity that comes with PD. It also helps your muscles and joints stay flexible. People […]

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T’ai Chi for Parkinson’s

ZOOM CALL PA

Instructor: Susan Cruz One of the best forms of exercise for Parkinson’s is the ancient Chinese art, T’ai Chi for the […]

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Delay The Disease with Jeannine Hartman

Live Online Zoom Meeting PA

Instructor: Jeannine Hartman CPT, ACE Delay the Disease™ is a fitness program designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by targeting […]

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Yoga For All with Jen

PA

Instructor: Jen Stratakis In this yoga class, you can expect to work on flexibility and balance, as well as breath awareness […]

Map of Exercise Class Locations:

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:

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Zelienople Parkinson’s Support Group

Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant 105 Burgess Drive, Zelienople, PA

Join the Zelienople Parkinson’s Support Group on the third Friday of each month at 1:30pm. This group meets at Lutheran SeniorLife […]

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Kittanning Support Group

Richard G. Snyder YMCA 1150 North Water Street, Kittanning, PA

Join the Parkinson’s Support Group in Kittanning on the third Friday of each month at 3:00pm. The location is the Richard […]

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Indiana Support Group

Saving Grace Church 921 Hospital Road, Indiana, PA

Join the Indiana Support Group for open discussion and topic-specific presentations every month. This in-person support group meets on the last […]

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Harmarville Support Group

Encompass Health - Harmarville 320 Guys Run Road, Harmarville, PA

Join the Parkinson's Support Group in Harmarville on the last Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm. The location is Encompass Health […]

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Oakland Support Group

Join us for an in-person support group for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones. This group meets on the 1st […]

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New Castle Support Group

St. John's Lutheran Church 2601 Highland Avenue, New Castle, PA

The New Castle Support Group is for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones. This group meets in-person on the 2nd […]

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Sewickley Support Group

Encompass Health - Sewickley 351 Camp Meeting Road, Sewickley, PA

Join the Parkinson’s Support Group in Sewickley on the second Thursday of each month at 2:00pm. The location is Encompass Health […]

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Cranberry (Discussion Only) Support Group

Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA 2001 Ehrman Road, Cranberry Twp, PA

Join the Cranberry (Discussion Only) Parkinson's Support Group on the second Friday of each month at 2:00pm. This group meets at […]

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Westmoreland County/Greensburg Support Group

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 501 Fairfield Drive, Greensburg, PA

Join the Westmoreland County Support Group for open discussion and topic-specific presentations every month. This group meets on the second Tuesday […]

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Women’s Support Group North

NorthBridge Community Church 216 Mystic Pine Trail, Cranberry Twp, PA

The Women's Support Group North meets on the 2nd Wednesday of Each Month at 10:00 am. This group is only open […]

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South Hills Movers & Shakers Support Group

Westminster Presbyterian Church 2040 Washington Rd, Upper St. Clair, PA

The South Hills Movers & Shakers Support Group is for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones in the South Hills […]

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DuBois Support Group

Parkside Community Center 120 West Park Avenue, DuBois, PA

Join the DuBois Support Group on the second Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm. The location is Parkside Community Center. The […]

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