Parkinson’s Educational Programs

APDA Northwest offers an array of in-person educational programs designed to connect those living with Parkinson’s with information & an opportunity to ask questions of experts in their field. All programs are open to those affected by PD and their family members/care partners.

Examples of Programs offered throughout the year are listed below.  If a program is scheduled and open for registration you will find it listed  on the Chapter Events & Programs page.  Chapter Events Calendar

Optimism Retreat:

This event, held the last weekend of August is a one day conference focusing on movement and well-being for people with Parkinson’s Disease, their families, and care partners.  An experiential learning experience, featuring breakout sessions so you can try different activities.  Featuring yoga, boot camp, music therapy, and more!  Plus a lunchtime presentation by Dr. Laurie Mischley.

View the slides from Dr. Mischley’s 2018 presentation

Take Control Program

An educational program for those in the mid to later stage of Parkinson’s disease.  A Movement Disorders Neurologist presents on Medical Management in the Later stages of PD and another specialist is invited to present on different PD topic.

PRESS Program:

This 8 week program is designed for individuals diagnosed with PD in the last 5 years to help you feel empowered, in control, and optimistic. The program is aimed at providing education, emotional support and a safe place to share coping strategies to live your best life with PD in a small group setting.

Parkinson’s Good Start:

A two-day educational program for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the past 3 years.  Learn from a team of esteemed experts and receive up to date information on diagnosis and treatment.

Live Well Conference

A one day conference of learning, movement, and optimism. Featuring wellness classes and information sessions designed to empower those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Education IS Empowerment Symposium

A one day symposium designed to educate, inspire, and empower those living with PD and those who care about them to learn strategies in living life to the fullest.

View the slides & presentations from the June 26th, 2018 Event

View Videos of all the June 26th Presentations

DBS Meet-up & Happy Hours

This casual, social gathering offers those who are DBS graduates an opportunity to connect with each other. It is also a time for those who are curious about DBS to meet the graduates, ask questions and learn more.



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