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:

PD On The Move

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

Instructor: Alexander Tressor Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am   PD on the Move workouts and exercises are based on extensive […]

Parkinson’s Stretch

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

Instructor: Chris Steinmetz One of the cardinal symptoms of Parkinson's disease is tight "rigid" muscles.  This class will focus on loosening […]

Delay the Disease

ZOOM CALL PA

Delay the Disease (1 hr) Class led by Duane Hardek Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85853527304

T’ai Chi for PD

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

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

PWR!

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

Instructor: Leigh Ann Ducouer Created by Physical Therapist, Dr. Becky Farley, PWR! (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery!) is a PD-specific skill training program […]

T’ai Chi for PD

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

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

PD On The Move

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

Instructor: Alexander Tressor Friday 10:00 am - 11:00 am   PD on the Move workouts and exercises are based on extensive […]

Parkinson’s Stretch

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

Instructor: Chris Steinmetz One of the cardinal symptoms of Parkinson's disease is tight "rigid" muscles.  This class will focus on loosening […]

Delay the Disease

ZOOM CALL PA

Delay the Disease (1 hr) Class led by Duane Hardek Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85853527304

T’ai Chi for PD

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

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

PWR!

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

Instructor: Leigh Ann Ducouer Created by Physical Therapist, Dr. Becky Farley, PWR! (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery!) is a PD-specific skill training program […]

T’ai Chi for PD

Live Online Zoom Meeting Class PA

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

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 Group Programs:

Women’s Support Group North

ZOOM CALL PA

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

No Borders Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

This is a No Borders Support Group for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones in any area. This group meets […]

No Borders Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

This is a No Borders Support Group for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones in any area. This group meets […]

Uniontown Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

The Uniontown Support Group meets on the 4th Tuesday of Each Month at 2:00 pm and is open to all with […]

Caregiver’s Only Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

The Caregiver's Only Support Group is for caregivers of those with Parkinson's disease led by Anna Crandell. This group meets on […]

No Borders Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

No Borders Support Group for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82069035660

No Borders Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

No Borders Support Group for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83708809768

Women’s Support Group North

ZOOM CALL PA

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

No Borders Support Group

ZOOM CALL PA

This is a No Borders Support Group for anyone with Parkinson's and their loved ones in any area. This group meets […]

Map of Support Group Locations:

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