Upcoming Events

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) Leader Training

April 13, 14, 20, 21

CDSMP is a 6-week, 2.5 hours each weekly program that helps people learn how to handle their long term health problems better. Group members learn about action planning, healthy eating, exercise, how to talk with your their doctor and many other topics. CDSMP is a research-based program that came from Stanford University.

Johnson County Department of Health And Environment is working to grow the number of CDSMP trained co-leaders in the Johnson County area. Leader Training is scheduled for April 13, 14 and 20, 21.

You must come to all four days to become a Certified CDSMP Leader. Call Shari Tedford at 477-8337 or Ariel Unselt at 785-296-1627 if you are interested in taking the leader training or hosting the CDSMP program.

Caring for the Long-Term Caregiver Symposium

Saturday, April 25
8:00am - 3:30pm
Johnson County Community College - Regnier Center

NPFH has partnered with Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, and Johnson County Community College to present a caregiver symposium. Keynote Speaker: Susan Sifers, MD, MS - Fellowship-trained Movement Disorders Neurologist at Saint Luke’s Neurological Consultants.

The cost is $30/person or $90/person for  health professional wanting to earn 7 CEU credits. Reserve your spot online or call 913.341.8828 for more details. A light breakfast and lunch are included.

Click here for more details and the day's schedule.

Moving Day® 2015

Moving Day® 2015 Kick Off Event

Thursday, April 13, 2015

Join us for happy hour, from 5:00p.m. - 6:00p.m., to rally for Moving Day® Kansas City 2015 Walk for Parkinson's at Teva Neuroscience, 11000 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS.  Have fun and learn how our event in June fights Parkinson's disease.

RSVP by April 27 to liz@parkinsonheartland.org or 913.341.8828.

Moving Day® 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Liberty Memorial - KC

Registration is now open for Moving Day® Kansas City 2015. To start a team, or register as a walker, please visit our website at: www.movingdaykansascity.org

 

Parkinson's 101

NPF Heartland is excited about a new program and resource we can offer to our community. What You and Your Family Should Know About Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s 101 is for patients, family, friends, caregivers and anyone else learning how to navigate life with Parkinson’s Disease.

The program will give you the foundation to best care for yourself and your family. In addition, it will provide an opportunity to connect with others facing the same challenges and begin-or continue- creating a community and support system.

Look for Parkinson's 101 program presentations in the coming year! If you are interested in more information or are a support group that would like to use this as an educational tool at one of your meetings, please contact us at 913.341.8828.

Upcoming Webinars

The Science and Practice of LSVT BIG® - Free Webinar!

Difficulties with swallowing and performance of activities of daily living like dressing, writing, buttoning, and so on, can be significant issues affecting people with Parkinson disease.

Learn how treatment with LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG can help to address these common impairments and more.

The webinar, held on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, will include a 40 minute presentation by LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG Expert Clinicians followed by an opportunity to ask your questions live!

Register today!

 

ARCHIVED WEBINARS:

Past webinars are available in the archives approximately one week after the scheduled event.

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Access recent webinars here.

 

Dance for Parkinson's

Mondays
11am-12pm
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

Mondays, 2-3pm
Landon Center on Aging

3599 Rainbow Blvd. (2nd floor)
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.

The program breaks for the summer and commences, again, the first Monday after Labor Day for two semesters. For more information about the class, please contact Myra Hyatt, Forever Young Coordinator, at 913.588.2365.

Videos

Do you wonder where your donations are going? Watch this video made by the National Parkinson Foundation Heartland.

The World Parkinson Congress shared a video of NPF President/CEO Joyce Oberdorf. Click the image below to watch.