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.

Parkinson’s Care for LTC Professionals

We want you to learn best practices for handling what can be a baffling condition with complicated medication schedules, unpredictable care needs and an assortment of symptoms.

If you work to provide support and care for someone with Parkinson’s, please join us for this day of training to build upon your knowledge and give you new skills to provide exceptional care to people living with Parkinson’s. Developed to provide professional caregivers (staff in assisted living, nursing, rehab, adult foster care, and home health) with crucial knowledge that is specifically designed to be easily understood and applied in care settings.

Our Workbook Companion is included. It contains tools and additional resources that you and your team will reference again and again.

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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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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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Tanasbourne General Interest Support Group

This support group meets on the third Friday of the month from 10:15am-11:15am at The Springs at Tanasbourne. The group is open to people with Parkinson’s, care partners, family, and friends. If you are interested in joining, please reach out to Tina at (971) 803-8144

 

 

Spark Your Creativity

This event is for people with Parkinson’s, family caregivers and anyone who is navigating Parkinson’s disease!

This workshop is filled with joyful creativity as you learn how to practice fun hand-eye coordination challenges that exercise your brain and body! Dr. Jacob Weiss, director of HandEyeBody Academy, will lead the group in accessible exercises for people with Parkinson’s, their caregivers and families that gets everyone smiling and moving together. No experience is necessary, and each part of the program can be adapted for people of all abilities.

 

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Legal and Financial Planning for Parkinson’s

With a new diagnosis of Parkinson’s, there can be so many questions. Often, the initial focus of one’s attention is naturally on the medical management of the disease. But there are other parts of life that are impacted and need to be considered sooner rather than later.

Regardless of age, this talk is for those who are at the beginning of their PD journey, or who are now starting to think about what legal steps they should be aware of and should be implementing to protect assets and the financial security of the care partner and other family.

Presented by Garvin Reiter, J.D., CELA, this talk will help you understand key aspects of this planning like:

  • How a chronic condition like Parkinson’s may affect your financial planning.
  • How do I protect my assets.
  • The legal steps you should be taking right now.
  • The types of Power of Attorney, how they work, and which do you need.
  • How and when to set up trusts
  • When should guardianship or conservatorship be used.
  • How does Medicaid work and what does it cover.

 

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McMinnville Education: Parkinson’s 101

Are you concerned about yourself or a loved one? Have you recently been diagnosed? This program will help you understand what Parkinson’s is and is not and why it is difficult to diagnose.

Parkinson’s disease (PD), is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease that can lead to a wide range of symptoms and challenges. This presentation will provide an overview, what the signs and symptoms are, and what treatment options and resources are available. We will also be discussing the importance of exercise along with some guidelines and strategies for managing symptoms.

Presented by Mike Mulligan, Community Health Education Coordinator. PRO provides education and trainings, along with support groups and a helpline to those experiencing PD and their families across Oregon and SW Washington.

This event is being graciously hosted by The McMinnville Senior Center.

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