2017 Optimism Retreat

A one day conference focusing on movement and well-being for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.


Sunday, August 27, 2017
10:30 – 3:30pm
Mercer Island Community Center

8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Explore various activities developed for people with PD such as Boot Camp, yoga, and boxing. Try your hand at juggling, find your inner Picasso, or learn to unlock the healing power of food.  This year we are also excited to offer a special workshop designed for carepartners titled Practicing Resiliency.  It will be a day filled with movement, optimism and fun designed to help you live your best life.

Schedule of Events

9:30am             DOORS OPEN
10:30-11:15     Session 1
11:25—12:00   Session 2A or Lunch 1
12:25—1:05     Session 2B or Lunch 2
1:30—2:10        Session 3
2:20—3:30        Session 4

Lunchtime keynote address: 

Dr. Laurie Mischley, renowned naturopathic physician and researcher.  

The Next Generation of  PD Care
The new era of PD care is upon us and it includes: Early detection, a greater appreciation for non-motor symptoms and patient priorities, developing better doctor-patient Relationships, treatment options which don’t fit on a prescription pad, neuroplasticity and recovery and the capacity to slow progression.

To print out a registration & mail it in, click here:  2017 Printable Registration


Thank you to all the sponsors who make this event possible!

Including our Silver Sponsor:

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