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Weekly Online Programs 2021

Friday Dec 31, 2021

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9th Annual Celebrate! Virtual Gala

On October 1, the NW Parkinson's community will experience a night of HOPE in Action!

Learn more about Celebrate! HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now hiring!
Temporary Communications Specialist

· Part-time, Flexible 10-20 hrs/wk, Non-exempt

· 4-5 month position to cover maternity leave

· Remote or in-office, depending on candidate’s preference

· Reports to Executive Director

· Target Start Date: November 1, 2021

View the full description here!


April Artists Gallery

Each April, the NW Parkinson's community comes together to share their artwork and raise awareness of Parkinson's.

Explore this beautiful gallery here!

 

COVID-19
  • We are still here: our FREE direct service to individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s is  uninterruptedby the current uncertainties caused by COVID-19. 
  • We are fully available to assist with personalized resource navigation and support options, and we offer an antidote to social isolation: you are welcome to reach out, even just to say hello and let us know how you are doing. Feel free to contact us at 206.946.6517 or Andrew@NWPF.org 
NW Parkinson's wants to ensure that our community is connected to the local, state, region & nationwide resources that can help us understand and protect against public health concerns such as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Each state has their own Department of Health and a corresponding website with updates and procedures. Click your state below to read more:

 

Find helpful answers to common concerns in the Frequently Asked Questions on the U.S. Center for Disease Control's website: Click Here

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Unlearning to Walk

Wednesday September 01, 2021

"One of the most frustrating things about Parkinson’s is losing skills you worked hard to master, skills fundamental to everyday existence and formerly performed easily without a second thought. Take walking. 


Walking is described as a series of controlled falls. Walking with advanced PD can be described as a series of uncontrolled falls. While falling can be a blow to your self-esteem, it can raise your opinion of your fellow humans. To see another person fall awakens the empathic response in many people. A visible tumble will elicit cries of “Are you alright?” from total strangers, who will make a fuss over you, offering comfort and advice, ignoring the normal custom of avoiding involvement with people they don’t know." Read more from this latest blog post by Peter Dunlap-Shohl.

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