PD Community Blog

Pete Beidler Reviews "The Heartbeat of Creativity"

Friday May 25, 2018

Parkinson's Pete brings his eagle-eye to this text on creativity, Parkinson's and one woman's endeavor to unite the two.  

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Board Member Spotlight on David Newsom

Monday May 21, 2018

Board of Directors Chair David Newsom dives into his favorite aspects of and aspirations for NWPF!

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Pete Beidler Reviews "A Parkinson's Life"

Thursday May 17, 2018

Parkinson's Pete reviews Jolyon Hallows' book, "A Parkinson's Life and a Caregiver's Roadmap".

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We're Listening: NWPF 2017 Community Survey

Monday May 14, 2018

NWPF Executive Director Melissa Tribelhorn shares her takeaways from the 2017 Community Survey.

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Lessons From Having Parkinson's

Wednesday May 09, 2018

Having Parkinson's doesn't come without its own life lessons of gratitude, patience, and humility.

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Fundraising with Family: Meet the Hankens

Tuesday May 08, 2018

A brother, two sisters, and their communitytogether, the Hankens raise awareness of Parkinson's.

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Feel it in the Gut: Daughters of People with Parkinson’s

Monday April 30, 2018

Débora Luiz is a full-time student and aspiring neuropsychologist. She also has a dad with Parkinson's.

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Pairing Tango & Parkinson's

Monday April 23, 2018

At first glance, dancing the tango and Parkinson’s seem like an unlikely pair. Gabriela Condrea, founder of TangoStride™, a tango dance program created for those with mobility issues like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, strokes, and other neurological conditions.

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New Diagnoses, New Posses

Thursday April 19, 2018

A new community can be affirming—and alienating. Especially when it revolves around a neurodegenerative disease. 

Brian Harris is familiar with community engagement. He’s still getting to know Parkinson’s. Diagnosed with Young Onset at age 48, he recognized a distinct need for the connection and support that don’t come home with you from the doctor’s office. Brian recently formed the Seattle Young Onset support group (SEAYOPD).

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Meet your new Executive Director!

Friday April 06, 2018

After working with the Parkinson’s community for four years, I am so pleased to move into the Executive Director role at Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (NWPF). 

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