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Get Ready for NW Parkinson's Day Spokane!

Tuesday July 16, 2019

NW Parkinson's Day Spokane is around the corner! Ahead of September 7, check in with Halle Goodwin, Regional Director, and Rachel Valdez, community member. In this video, learn about the activities of NW Parkinson's Day, the location, how to build a team, and more. 

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Living with Parkinson's in the NW: How to Plan for Wildfire Smoke

Tuesday July 09, 2019

As the Northwest region faces wildfires and smoke events, we'd like to offer preventative strategies for folks impacted by Parkinson's. Dr. Sverre Vedal, pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, shares resources and practical tips for navigating the health effects of wildfire smoke. Read the interview here!

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Dog Person

Monday July 01, 2019

"Coral, if you haven’t met her, is the soul of a large, fierce and proud beast, just a step removed from the wolf, inhabiting the body of a tiny, freckled 11-pound dog who looks as if she should be walking down 5th Avenue in New York City, gussied up in a designer canine sweater.

Looks were never more deceiving." Read about Coral, and how she inspires her owner to be more of a dog person, in Peter Dunlap-Shohl's latest.

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One Stellar View

Thursday June 20, 2019

Bill Clugston, astrophotographer and NW Parkinson's community member, has been featured in the magazine StellarVue! He shares about the relationship between life with Parkinson's and his passion for the stars. Read his interview here.

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Credible Hope

Monday June 03, 2019

"Pull up a chair, whippersnapper, old Parkie Pete is about to regale you with some Parkinson's wisdom! I have been wandering in the Parkinson’s desert for 17 years since my diagnosis in 2002. (It’s actually been longer than that, as there is a decade or so when Parkinson's affects you but is not diagnosable.) My wanderings have been driven by the search for credible hope."

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Find Melissa & PD Link at the WPC!

Thursday May 23, 2019

In this note from your Executive Director, Melissa Tribelhorn shares that she'll be presenting PD Link at the 5th Annual World Parkinson Congress (WPC) in Kyoto! Learn more about how PD Link, the WPC, and your NW Parkinson's Foundation bring together communities impacted by Parkinson's. 

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Parkinson's Unawareness: It's a Big Job

Wednesday May 15, 2019

"National Parkinson’s Awareness Month is over. That’s a relief. Now I can go back to blissful unawareness of Parkinson’s, along with the rest of the world. It’s a big job, lots to be unaware of, but I do my best." Read the rest of Peter Dunlap-Shohl's latest!

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Parkinson's & Poetry: a Thank You

Friday May 10, 2019

In honor of Parkinson's Awareness month, Parkinson's & Poetry has featured poems from writers and paintings by artists within the NW Parkinson's community. We will continue posting poems as people send them in to BetteJane@NWPF.org, to share the voices of folks impacted by Parkinson's. Here's a poem from the Women Affected by Parkinson's in Spokane, WA, as a Thank You and a shoutout to all the friends brought together by Parkinson's!

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Stronger Together: Parents with Parkinson's

Tuesday April 30, 2019

"I decided to sit down with my dad and ask him questions about his experience as a parent with Parkinson’s. My goal for this interview is to connect with parents with Parkinson’s and give them a resource to relate to."

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Surprising Ways Yoga and Meditation Can Heal

Wednesday April 10, 2019

For seniors and their caregivers, sustaining good mental health can be an immense challenge. The stresses of aging, illness, and providing constant care can take such an emotional toll. So, if you are a senior or caregiver, how can you heal that damage? Yoga and meditation can be a good start, as they provide many health benefits. Here are ways these ancient healing practices can improve your life, as well as ways to begin your own practice.

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