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Spirit of the Season

Thursday November 19, 2020

The holidays remind us of our gratitude, as well as our ability
to lift others up. Terry Harrigan explains: "Helping others
helps us forget Parkinson's, and we end up with deeply valuable experiences. It can be about you...being about somebody else!".
Here are some safe and creative ways to capture the spirit
of the season!

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Overlapping Symptoms

Monday November 02, 2020

"Parkinson’s comes with many symptoms, from tiny handwriting to loss of balance...you are simultaneously clinching the muscle that holds back what feels like the Mississippi River, pounding on the inside of your bladder, demanding to be released." Read more from Peter Dunlap-Shohl!

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Remake Your Ride: Lawrence the Perseverant!

Monday October 26, 2020

As his Parkinson's progressed, Lawrence faced challenges in a great passion: riding his bike. Learn from Lawrence the alterations and creativity that keep him on two wheels!

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Pandemic, the Sequel

Wednesday October 07, 2020

"This brings us to what we people with Parkinson’s can do that nobody else can. We can share the wisdom we have gained in our own struggles with Parkinson's. We can reassure those newly diagnosed that their quality of life, and the way they measure it will change, but not necessarily dramatically for the worse. And we can model healthy Parkinson's coping strategies, that can keep us going for years." Read more from Peter Dunlap-Shohl here!

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Meet Jordan Whitley

Monday September 28, 2020

Jordan is the inspiration that has taken our FREE Programs & Events to under-served communities impacted by Parkinson's; to accessible online platforms; and to the frontline of our social services! When we Celebrate! in Place on October 2 at 6 pm, you will meet Jordan (if you haven't already) and be inspired by her, too. 

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Meet Sarah Winter, our Social Services Manager

Monday September 21, 2020

At NW Parkinson's, we are the Lifeline of Hope, and every day, Sarah sees that through. She empowers families, carepartners, providers & individuals to navigate their journeys with Parkinson's: meet Sarah Winter, our Social Services Manager.

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"Jump on in" with David & Hal Newsom

Monday September 14, 2020

David Newsom is continuing his father Hal's legacy with his profound understanding of life impacted by Parkinson's. "Jump on in" was Hal's motto. That's how he lived his life with Parkinson's, and that's how we're Celebrating our community this year. Will you jump on in, too?

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Meet Kim Fredericks

Tuesday September 08, 2020

Meet Kim Fredericks NW Parkinson's Board Member, Person with Parkinson's & 8th Annual Celebrate! Keynote Speaker. Kim is a mother, wife, a person with Parkinson’s — all while managing a career as Vice-President at the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce. Hear from Kim and Celebrate! your partnership with the NW Parkinson's community.

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Words Needed, the Never-Ending Search for a Better Parkinson’s Vocabulary (part of a sporadically recurring series)

Tuesday September 01, 2020

Peter Dunlap-Shohl suggests that the familiar set of medical and clinical terms "leaves much of the Parkinson’s experience to we with Parkinson's to put into words. So, as part of a continuing series of public service posts, I propose we add the following words and phrases to our Parkinson’s vocabulary". Check out the vocab-search here!

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How Heavy is Your Cake?

Monday August 24, 2020

You may be thinking, “Well, I don’t have any trouble lifting my cake and I stopped worrying about numbers after I turned 50!” Think about this in regards to what you enjoy doing. Are the activities that you enjoy getting harder and harder to do as you age? The good news is that exercises focused on progressive strengthening can help - it can even help slow the progression of Parkinson's! Read more from Trey Nichols, mobile Physical Therapist in the Inland NW.

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