Walk Off Parkinson’s was held to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area on September 24, 2017 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. More than 1,000 people attended the program, which included an inspirational community walk, educational lectures by Movement Disorder Specialists, exercise demonstrations and more. As of October 4, 2017, […]
PFNCA’s mascot Amp marched in the Kensington, Maryland Labor Day parade. He was joined by several people facing Parkinson’s who attend PFNCA programs. Amp travels around the region to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s Disease and how to live well with it. He stresses the importance of exercise, speaking louder and learning. To learn more […]
Fox Hill Residences hosted the 2017 PFNCA Defiance Luncheon on May 2nd. More than 70 people who attended 50 or more PFNCA program sessions last year were honored during the event. Special thanks to Fox Hill for their support of the PFNCA Defiance Luncheon.
PFNCA Support Group Specialist Leon Paparella took a moment to reflect on the 800th session of a support group he has led in Arlington, Virginia… Since I wrote my first article on this subject (July 2004), much time and more than 800 sessions have passed, of this psychosocial therapy group for people with Parkinson’s. Many […]
Walk Off Parkinson’s Walk was held to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) on September 18, 2016 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. More than 1,200 people attended the program, which included exercise demonstrations, educational lectures, ask a therapist stations, ask a social worker station and an inspiring walk that included […]
Kim Brooks, instructor with Yoga for Parkinson’s with the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area, encourages people facing this condition to give yoga a try: Question: Yoga seems hard with its “pretzel” poses; how does it help Parkinson’s? Answer: There are different types of yoga; the right fit depends on a client’s interest […]
Several times each week, TITLE Boxing Club locations in Falls Church, Va. Springfield, Va. and Rockville, Md. fill their facilities with unique fitness boxers – those living with Parkinson’s disease. In October of last year, local TITLE Boxing Club owners began offering private Parkinson’s focused boxing exercise classes, free of charge, in collaboration with the […]