2022 APDA WI Parkinson’s Symposium
Local Resources for People with Parkinson’s
A Parkinson’s Disease Community
In partnership with the American Parkinson Disease Association
Wisconsin exercise and support groups by region
Exercise is not just recommended, it’s critical for people with Parkinson’s disease. As gyms, workshops and trainers make options available we post them here. These classes range from dance and yoga to rowing and boxing. There is something for everyone. APDA Wisconsin offers financial assistance to cover class fees via the Patient Aid scholarship program.
These support groups are for people with Parkinson’s, their family and caregivers. It is a facilitated group, who meet regularly to discuss how to handle their disease and treatment, and provide networking and community.
Caregiver support groups
Caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease can be very challenging, but also very rewarding. There are several resources that can help you along your journey. APDA Wisconsin sponsors many local support groups for caregivers throughout the state.
Movement disorder specialist
APDA Wisconsin maintains a list of movement disorders specialists in the state and provides a link to Partners in Parkinson’s Finder Tool, so that you can find the medical professional best able to address your issues.
Living with PD can put significant strain on a family’s finances. To help ease this burden, APDA Wisconsin proudly offers a Patient Aid scholarship program to offset costs associated with care.
Guide for People With Disabilities: Programs For Low-Cost Internet, Mobile Plans, and Digital Literacy
Created and distributed by the Digital literacy, Inclusion and Safety Council, the guide serves as a blueprint to ensure people with disabilities can:
· Find low-cost internet service providers and phone carriers
· Receive certain discounts
· Boost their digital literacy
· Use current technology regardless of their income and employment status
Community grant program
APDA Wisconsin offers financial support to community programming that increases access to wellness programs, support groups and educational initiatives for people with Parkinson’s disease within Wisconsin.