Art Glass Classes
Dec. 4 & 11
Beardens Stained Glass
7600 Metcalf - Overland Park
Take a stained glass art class geared for people with Parkinson's. Make a pin/necklace/coaster ($5) on Dec. 4 or nighlight ($10) on Dec. 11. Please RSVP via email to Susan Wiens and reference "Art Glass" or call 913-268-5018.
NPF Heartland's Holiday Potluck
Wednesday, Dec. 11
NPF Heartland Office
Join us for our annual holiday potluck. Please bring a dish to share - meat & drinks will be provided. This takes the place of support group meetings in December for Brighton Gardens, Claridge Court & NPF Heartland. RSVP by Dec. 6 to Brittany Harris at 913.341.8828.
Hamburger Mary's Ham-Bingo
Thursday, Jan. 16
It's Bingo...Hamburger Mary's style, with lots of tongue in cheek sass! Help us raise money for NPF Heartland. Bring your family and friends to eat, drink, play bingo and donate to our foundation! For details, click here.
Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life
Thursday, Dec. 5
Would you like to know more about how to live well with Parkinson’s disease? Join us for this special webinar hosted by NPF’s National Medical Director, Dr. Michael S. Okun, as he shares his knowledge and experience on this important topic for patients, caregivers and their families based on his new book on Parkinson’s treatment. Click here to register.
KU Med Center Balance Study
Researchers at the Parkinson Disease & Movement Disorders Center and Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Research Laboratory (CORR Lab) at KU Med Center are studying the effect of balance training in Parkinson’s Disease. This study may help to improve balance.
Who is qualified? 40-75 years of age, diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, able to walk with or without an assistive device
What is involved? Free treatment (balance training) for 4 weeks (2-3 times a week), 45 minutes per training session
Dance for Parkinson's
Mondays at 11am
Prairie Village Community Center
7720 Mission Road
Prairie Village KS 66208
**NO DANCE CLASS MON. 12/16**
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.
KU Symposium Now Online!
KU held their Parkinson's Disease Symposium in August with over 800 in attendance.For those of you who were unable to attend, or if you did attend and would like to watch one of the talks again, the talks are now online. Each video shows the speaker as well as the presentation slideshow.
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