Events and Programs

APDA Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS)

American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) Minnesota is proud to offer a special 8-week program for people who have been living with PD for the past 1-5 years. 

This unique program, titled PRESS, melds education about different aspects of living well with PD with psychosocial support and sharing.

Care partners and adult family members of the person with PD are encouraged to attend the PRESS sessions as well. Attendance at all sessions is recommended to reap the maximum benefits of the program.

There is no cost to attend the PRESS program, but pre-registration is required. This is a fully virtual program held via Zoom.

Date: Monday, March 4, 2024 | Location: Virtual via Zoom | Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Session 1: What’s Next After Diagnosis (Monday, March 4)

Session 2: Medication Management of Parkinson’s Disease (Monday, March 11)

Session 3: Importance of Exercise in PD (Monday, March 18)

Session 4: Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD (Monday, March 25)

Session 5: Tips for Daily Living Relationships (Monday, April 1)

Session 6: Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships (Monday, April 8)

Session 7: Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself (Monday, April 15)

Session 8: Building Your Healthcare Team (Monday, April 22)

The group is open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease within the last 5 years, their care partner, and adult family members. The group will be facilitated by Lynda Erickson, BSW. All registered participants are expected to attend all 8 sessions of the program.  

This session is full. Please contact Lynda Erickson at to join the waitlist.

We are excited to invite you to the annual Spring Parkinson’s Symposium with APDA Minnesota Chapter, Parkinson’s Foundation, and the Udall Center at the University of Minnesota on April 24, 2024. Join us in Arden Hills or virtually.

2024 Minnesota Optimism Walk
Registration is now open! Walk with APDA on Saturday, September 14th at Roseville Central Park.

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