Welcome to the APDA Virginia Chapter

About Us:

The APDA Virginia Chapter works tirelessly to support and empower those in our community impacted by Parkinson’s disease (PD). We promote hope and optimism through innovative services, programs, education, and support, while also funding vital research. We are here to help you and your loved ones every step of your journey.

Services we provide:

Professional Parkinson’s Certifications/Trainings

Educational Program / Webinar Recordings

Support Groups

Exercise and Wellness Classes

Individual Educational Information and Referrals

and much more!

Virginia Programs:

Good Start – Newly Diagnosed Rundown

Good Start is a virtual two part series for those who are in their first three years of diagnosis.

Raise Your Voice-Virtual Speech Program

This virtual program’s goal is to learn strategies and exercises to overcome speech and swallowing challenges with Parkinson’s Disease.

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

Connecting Through Art

Connecting Through Art offers art as a tool to express feelings, thoughts, and emotions, and improve PD symptoms, all while connecting socially. This program is open to anyone and is currently in partnership with Tidewater Arts Outreach

Help Our Community

Make an impact to help people with Parkinson’s in your local community. Your ongoing support makes our work possible. Please give what you can so that we may see a cure for Parkinson’s in our lifetimes.


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Contact Information

Chapter Mail
APDA Virginia Chapter
P.O. Box #4162
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Kathryn Wiesmann, MPH, CHES
Chapter Coordinator

Naomi McLeod, MPH,
Program Director

Joel Frondelli, Chapter President