PRESS – A newly Diagnosed Program

PRESS – a program for the newly diagnosed.

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 10 thru October 26
    On Zoom
  • Seattle In-Person Program
    Tuesdays, 10:30am – 11:30am
    January 10 thru February 21
    At APDA Office – 130 Nickerson


Email or Call Jen or 206-595-4478

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