Supporting people with Parkinson's, their families, and caregivers

We provide Parkinson's information and resources for communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disease that impacts the brain and nervous system. It occurs when nerve cells in the brain don’t produce enough dopamine, a chemical that’s vital to our ability to move. Many people experience slowed movement and tremors along with muscle stiffness and changes in balance. There may also be non-motor changes including anxiety, depression or sleep disruptions.
 
It is important for people who may have Parkinson’s to seek the opinion of a neurologist who can confirm a diagnosis and together with you and your family, create a plan for care. Working with your doctor and following recommended therapies is key to successfully treating and managing your symptoms.
 
PRO is your local partner connecting you to a network of community support essential to helping you live your best life with Parkinson’s.

Statistics

  • Parkinson's is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder.
  • One million Americans are living with Parkinson's today.
  • Increases with age, affecting 1 in 100.
  • Men are 40% more likely to have Parkinson's disease than women.
  • Every 9 minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Our Impact

Local Resources. Local Support. Here for you.

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) is a donor supported non-profit with the sole mission of advancing the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. With three locations, hundreds of volunteers and dedicated leadership, PRO provides direct care and support to thousands of families. Working to address issues faced by Parkinson’s patients and their families, we can significantly improve the quality of life for all touched by this disease

Our Impact

Local resources. local support. here for you.

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) is a donor supported non-profit with the sole mission of advancing the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. With three locations, hundreds of volunteers and dedicated leadership, PRO provides direct care and support to thousands of families. Working to address issues faced by Parkinson’s patients and their families, we can significantly improve the quality of life for all touch by this disease.

What's Happening

Find an Event Near you

From support groups, to webinars, to in person classes – there are many opportunities to connect and engage. Look local or expand your horizon. There are options throughout Oregon and SW Washington.  Be sure to filter for Support Groups or Exercise pages if you are looking specifically for those programs!

Southwest
Washington

Portland Metro
Oregon

Mid-Valley
Oregon

Central & Eastern
Oregon

Coastal
Oregon

Southern
Oregon

Save the Date

Educate. Inspire. Empower. May 9, 2020

Save the date for the PRO’s annual education conference. This year we are shaking it up and hosting the day long education program in Salem, Oregon. Pre-conference functions for support group facilitators and Young Onset PwP. Speakers, agenda and registration link will be posted in early January!

Registration
Registration opens in January

We're Here to Listen

You don't need to face parkinson's alone

If you or someone you love is facing Parkinson’s we want to talk to you. Our experienced staff and volunteers will connect you to compassionate support, helpful guidance and access to local resources. We are here alongside you every step of the way. 

We're Here to Listen

You don't need to face parkinson's alone

If you or someone you love is facing Parkinson’s we want to talk to you. Our experienced staff and volunteers will connect you to compassionate support, helpful guidance and access to local resources. We are here alongside you every step of the way.