PD 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.

Take Control:

An educational program for those in the mid to later stage of Parkinson’s disease.

Next Take Control: Thursday December 7th
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Aegis Living Madison, Seattle, WA


Parkinson’s Education Program – Port Angeles

A lunchtime program covering non-motor symptoms and the role of exercise.

Tuesday, January 30, 2017
Red Lion Inn – Port Angeles
11:30am – 2:30pm

Registration Opens mid December

Live Well – South Sound

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

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.

Sunday, February 25, 2017
Star Center, Tacoma
10:00am – 3:30pm

Registration Opens late December

Parkinson’s Good Start:

An educational program for those diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the past 3 years.

 Next Good Start: Late Winter/early Spring 2018

DBS Meet-up/Happy Hour:

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.

Next DBS Meetup/Happy Hour: TBD

Optimism Retreat:

This event, held every 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.

August 2018


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