Home Safety Presentation
Wed., March 19
Lynn Bandura from Kansas City Home Care will present on “Fall Risks and Safety in the Home.” This will replace Brighton Garden, Claridge Court, and NPFH Caregiver support groups for the month of March. Light snacks & refreshments will be provided. RSVP to Brittany Harris, 913.341.8828. Seating is limited.
Young Onset Support Group
Wed., March 19
The Well in Waldo
The next Young Onset meeting will take place Wednesday, March 19th, 5:30pm, at The Well in Waldo (7421 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114). Questions? Call Brittany Harris at NPFH, 913.341.8828.
Saturday, March 29
College Basketball Experience
Join us for the 14th Annual BasketBALL at the premier venue for watching the NCAA Elite 8 games....The College Basketball Experience at the Sprint Center! Tickets now on sale - click for more info.
Living Well with Parkinson's
Tuesday, April 1
Dr. Woody Harlan to present on Living Well with Parkinson's. Sponsored by TEVA. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Brittany Harris, 913.341.8828. Seating is limited.
Parkinson's Disease Symposium
Saturday, April 12
Register now for our Parkinson's symposium on the Wichita State University Campus. Click here for more info and to register.
Thursday, April 24
Sunrise of Lenexa
12-1pm: Speaker & Wellness Class
Our Caregiver Luncheon is generously sponsored by Sunrise of Lenexa. Please RSVP by Wed April 16 to Brittany Harris, 913.341.8828. Seating is limited. Our keynote speaker will be David Burkett LSCSW, The University of Kansas Hospital.
Moving Day Walk for Parkinson's
Saturday, June 14
Moving Day is more than just a walk. It highlights “movement” and exercise as a symbol of hope and progress because of its essential role in treating PD. Form your team today!
KU: August 16
MU: August 23
Sorry, there are no webinars at this time.
Art Glass Classes
Bearden's Stained Glass
913-268-5018, Susan Wiens
1st & 2nd Wednesday of the month
(Feb. 5&12, Mar. 5&12, Apr. 2&9)
Click here for more info.
Dance for Parkinson's
NPF Heartland Office
Please note, we are now holding Dance for Parkinson's classes at the NPF Heartland office. Join us for Dance for Parkinson's, modeled after a national dance program designed to empower participants to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative!
For more information about the class, please click here.
Forever Young Choir
Landon Center on Aging
3599 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Forever Young is a senior rock ensemble inspired by the documentary Young@Heart. Unlike many traditional senior choirs, Forever Young learns contemporary and classic rock songs that are unfamiliar to many members.Forever Young assists choir members in bridging the generation gap through music.
For more information about the class, please contact Myra Hyatt, Forever Young Coordinator, at 913.588.2365.
Do you wonder where your donations are going? Watch this video made by the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland.
Colin Campbell, a Richmond, VA native and DBS recipient, wrote & recorded the song "Transmit Dopamine." Video directed by Arthur Brill.
You can view the lyrics to "Transmit Dopamine" here.
Take a Survey & We Get $50!
Find a Cure Panel specializes in patient research for serious and rare diseases and conditions, including PD. They currently have a confidential and anonymous online survey for PD. Both patients and caregivers can qualify. Please read the below and consider participating if you qualify.
Survey for patients and caregivers who are on Levedopa Drugs. To qualify for this PD Survey, you or your loved one must have the following qualifications:
- 1. US Resident
- 2. Parkinson's diagnosis
- 3. Currently taking one of the following levelopa related PD drugs: levodopa, Dopar, Sinemet , Sinemet CR, Stalevo or Stalevo ER.
- 4. NOT be treated with DBS or LGIC
- 5. Have NEVER taken the Alzheimer’s related drugs: Aricept, Exelon Patch, Reminyl, Razadyne or Namenda
- 6. Taking more than 2 total pills per days. If you’re taking 2 levedopa and two sinemet for example, that’s four pills and you would qualify.
- 7. PD has some impact and you (or your loved one) are not be “completely independent” of symptoms
For every person who completes the survey, Find a Cure Panel will donate $50 to NPF Heartland! To get started click here. If you have any questions about participating, please contact FACP at firstname.lastname@example.org
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