Women with PD Meet-Up

The goal of this meet up is to create an intentional space that encourages people who share common life experiences to come together. It is a space to get to know people and hopefully leave with some new friends. Whether you are living with a diagnosis or are in a caring role, you are invited!

The meet up is at Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (8880 SW Nimbus Ave. Suite B, Beaverton) from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. There is lots of parking at the location.

There will be light refreshments, ping pong, and plenty of time to chat. PRO staff will be around to meet and local resources will be available. We hope to see you there!

Unable to attend but want to connect with other women living with PD? The Women with PD support group meets monthly on Zoom. Reach out to PRO for more information at 800.426.6806.

Non-Motor Symptoms: Grants Pass

If asked to describe the symptoms of Parkinson’s, the average person is likely to list the Hallmark Motor Symptoms – Tremor, Slowness of Movement, Stiffness, and Changes in Balance and Posture. What most people are not aware of is the wide spectrum of non-motor symptoms an individual with Parkinson’s may experience – issues with sleep, blood pressure and the GI tract to name just a few. Nor do they know how the non-motor symptoms may, in fact, have a greater impact on an individual’s daily activities and overall quality of life.

In their presentation, Dr. Block and Dr. Decker will provide an overview of the different non-motor symptoms, how they present, and how they are managed.

This a free education program.

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Act To Adapt

We are thrilled to bring an exciting, inspiring, and educational event to Bend, Oregon! Join us to learn about gadgets and gizmos for everyday life and explore resilience beyond a diagnosis! With an adaptive fashion display, gadgets and gizmos to explore and an exhibit hall where you will have a chance to talk to industry professionals about their specialized therapies and local community partners, this interactive day will leave you feeling empowered and full with a plated lunch included.

Topic and speakers:

Kat Hill will be presenting Resilience with Change, an approach to finding joy and remaining resilient with Parkinson’s disease. Kat is an author and advocate for finding wellness despite a diagnosis. She speaks around the world for the World Parkinson Congress and the Davis Phinney Foundation. She is also a co-founder of the Women’s Parkinson’s Project. Her co-authored book, Being Well with Chronic Illness. You can find her at www.kathill.org

Occupational Therapist, Toni Brockman will present Gizmos and Gadgets. She will demonstrate how to use a variety of items to make daily activities easier. Toni has been an Occupational Therapist for 30 years. She has extensive experience working with a wide range of neurological diagnoses.

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Lift Program for Family Caregivers: Vancouver

Lift Program for Family Caregivers

During this hour and a half program, a physical therapist will lead you through the proper and safe techniques to transfer your loved one who has mobility issues due to Parkinson’s disease. This program is intended for family care partners only. 

There will be 5 interactive stations 1) Sit to stand 2) Transfer in and out of bed 3) Transfer in the bathroom 4) Transfers in and out of the car 5) Lastly, how to get up off the floor. Each caregiver will participate, rotating to each station and practicing with other caregivers. You will also learn when it is necessary to seek help.

Led by Emily Kaemmerlen, DPT

If you have physical limitation, please let the instructors know before class. If you register and then are unable to attend, please call our office as soon as possible so we are able to allow others to participate in your place 800-426-6806. We anticipate this being an ongoing workshop so there will be other opportunities.

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Lift Program for Family Caregivers : Southern Oregon

During this hour and a half program, our guest physical therapist will lead you through the proper and safe techniques to transfer your loved one who has mobility issues due to Parkinson’s disease. This program is intended for family care partners only. There will be 5 interactive stations 1) Sit to stand 2) Transfer in and out of bed 3) Transfer in the bathroom 4) Transfers in and out of the car 5) Lastly, how to get up off the floor. Each caregiver will participate, rotating to each station and practicing with other caregivers. You will also learn when it is necessary to seek help.

If you have physical limitation, please let the instructors know before class.

There are only 10 spots in this class. In the chances that you are unable to attend this workshop, please call our office as soon as possible so we are able to allow others to participate in your place 800-426-6806.

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More Than Motor Symptoms: Hybrid

Join us in-person or online for a discussion with Dr. Jason Kellogg, MD. If you live in the Portland metro area, we strongly encourage you to attend in person!

Did you know that:

1) Around 50% of people living with Parkinson’s Disease may experience hallucinations and/or delusions during the course of their disease

2) About 90% of patients don’t proactively tell their physician about it

3) Many are familiar with the motor symptoms that people can experience with Parkinson’s disease but what may be unexpected are non-motor symptoms like hallucinations and delusion

4) There are treatments available if this is occurring

In his presentation, Dr. Kellogg will introduce the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s including hallucinations and delusions. He will describe the symptoms most often associated with Parkinson’s related hallucinations and delusions and explore how you can talk with your healthcare providers about these symptoms and establishing an effective treatment plan.

Dr. Kellogg is Chief of staff and Medical Director at Newport Bay Hospital in Newport Beach, CA. He received MD from Wright University School of Medicine in Dayton OH and completed his residency at the University of California, Irvine, CA.

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McMinnville Movement Class: PRO sponsored in-person

These classes are designed specifically for those with Parkinson’s Disease. The main focus is on mobility and safety, with movements that improve strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility. Classes are designed to accommodate varying degrees of ability and limitations. Movements include gentle stretching, both seated and standing exercises, and hand-eye coordination.

Class is light-hearted, friendly environment of camaraderie where all are welcome with open arms! We share moments in life that bring a smile and a laugh! Professional instruction is provided by long time local fitness trainer Bill Wilson, BA, CPT-CSCS(ret) who brings may years of expertise working with neurological challenges

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Instructor: Bill Wilson

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Coloring Outside the Lines: Beaverton

Pick up your paintbrush and grab your glue stick! It’s time to talk all about art therapy. Join Simone Weisz to explore how art therapy can benefit people with Parkinson’s and related disease and spend a little time exploring your creativity.

This program is meant to be an introduction to the practice of art therapy, discussing what exactly art therapy is and how it specifically relates to Parkinson’s disease. In the second half of the program, Simone will lead the group in a creative exercise. You do not need to have experience in art to participate! This event is open to both people with Parkinson’s, related diseases, and care partners.

Simone Weisz is an art therapist and mental health counselor in Portland, OR.

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Hope in Parkinson’s: Coos Bay

Part of our rural outreach initiative, Hope in PD is our third piece of education in Coos Bay. We have come together to learn about the disease, services in the area, lifestyle recommendations and now we will hear from a neurologist about the latest in the field of Parkinson’s medicine.

There are more treatment options for Parkinson’s disease now than there have ever been. This is an exciting time with the development of new biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease through spinal fluid, as well as new diagnostics through skin biopsy. Dr. Kraakevik will be discussing current treatments, ongoing research studies, and how to maintain hope in the face of Parkinson’s Disease.

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Take Control of Parkinson’s: Pendleton

Join PRO and local Allied health professionals to answer your questions around living healthy with Parkinson’s Disease.

With Parkinson’s disease, it is important to know what therapies are available to you and what each specific specialty offers. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and PD specific exercise are all important to incorporate into your daily life.  Join us as four of Pendleton’s Allied health professionals talk about their specialties, offer important information and open the program up for Q and A.

Whether you have or would like more information about available services, this is a program you will not want to miss!

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