Newly Diagnosed Programs

Newly Diagnosed? You are not alone!

If you’re new to Parkinson’s disease and are looking for resources you are in the right place. APDA is a great place to get started with reliable and concise information. We offer a variety of resources and programs for individuals newly diagnosed with PD as well as family members and friends who want to learn more.

New Diagnosis Packet

APDA Northwest has put together a packet of information to help people who have recently received a Parkinson’s diagnosis. These materials will get you connected to local resources and help answer questions in order to gain a better understanding of PD.

To request a packet in the mail. Please call us at 206-695-2905

PD Essentials

An Introduction to Parkinson Disease

A 75 minute session for those want to learn more. This program will give you an overview of Parkinson’s disease and provide you with information about community resources and support.

PD Essentials is free to attend, but registration is required.

Upcoming PD Essentials

Thurs. September 21
1:00PM PT
on ZoomRegister
Wed. November 1st
10:00am PT
APDA Office
Seattle, WA
Sat. December 9th
2:00pm PT
On ZoomRegister
Tues. January 16th
5:30pm PT
On ZoomRegister
Mon. February 12th
3:00pm PT
APDA Office
Seattle, WA
Thurs. March 7th
4:00pm PT
Port Angeles, WARegistration opens in January
Call us to get on list 206-695-2905

PRESS Program

The PRESS Program  (Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services) was designed for those diagnosed with PD within the last 5 years.

This 8 week program conducted in a support group format will help you feel empowered, in control, and optimistic. The PRESS (Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services) program was designed to provide emotional support and a safe place to share coping strategies to live your best life with PD.

Topics Covered:

  • What’s Next After Diagnosis
  •  Medication Management of Parkinson’s
  • The Importance of Exercise
  • Dealing with Physical Symptoms of PD
  • Impact of Parkinson’s on Daily Coping and Relationships
  • Tips for Daily Living
  • Caring for Others, Caring for Yourself
  • Building Your Healthcare Team


  •  Must be able to commit to attending all eight weeks – these are not drop-in sessions.
  • Care partners or family members are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
  • Program is free of charge.
  • Pre-registration required.  Program is limited to 12 participants.

Next Sessions

  • Spokane In Person: Tuesdays, 10am to 12:00pm
    Oct 3 thru Nov 21
    At Gleason Center – 325 Sprague Ave

2024 Programs

  • Virtual Program
    Thursdays, 5:30pm – 7:00pm PT
    Jan 11 thru February 29
    On Zoom
  • Seattle In-Person Program
    Tuesdays, 10:30am – 12:30pm
    January 9 thru February 27
    At APDA Office – 130 Nickerson


Email or Call Jen or 206-595-4478

Parkinson Good Start

A 4-part educational program designed for those diagnosed within the last 3 years. Learn from a team of experts and receive up to date information about diagnosis & treatment.


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