We are leaders in ensuring expert Parkinson’s care, educating and empowering the Parkinson’s community and driving the understanding of Parkinson’s through research. As a national organization with local presence and impact, we bring help and hope to the estimated one million people in the U.S., 10 million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s.
Your support of the Parkinson’s Foundation New York & New Jersey Chapter makes a big impact on the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) right here in your community, as well as across the country and around the world!
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Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to provide free resources and advance research toward a cure.
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Access to care professionals, medications and services
Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network creates more opportunities for people with PD to access high-quality care.
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Aware in Care Kit
Advocate for your best care
The Aware in Care Hospital Kit gives people with PD tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit.
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The Helpline answers more than 20,000 calls a year
Call our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) to find your nearest PD specialist or local resources and get answers to your PD and caregiving questions.
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We are your trusted ally for information at every stage
We offer resources including videos, podcasts, webinars and other opportunities to learn about the many aspects of living well with PD.
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Progress towards new medicines, better therapies and eventually a cure relies, almost exclusively, on innovative, high-quality research.
The Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program supports programs that further the health, wellness and education of the Parkinson’s community. We help people with Parkinson’s live better lives, today.
In the 2021 grant cycle, we awarded 17 local grants to community programs. These Community Grants are made possible through the support of donors.
Local Grant Recipients
Dance for Parkinson’s Classes 2022-2023, Princeton Ballet Society (dba American Repertory Ballet), Princeton, NJ
Parkinson’s Connection: Exercising Body, Mind, and Spirit, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, Cherry Hill, NJ
PD Resource Facilitator, CentraState Healthcare Foundation, Freehold, NJ
ParkinSINGs: Improving Mental Health for Participants and Care Partners, JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ
Dance for PD, Discalced, Inc., dba Mark Morris Dance Group, Brooklyn, NY
Broadway’s Best for Parkinson’s Plus, The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, Inc., New York, NY
Living Well with Parkinsons: Improving Movement, Communication & Support, Sephardic Community Youth Center, Brooklyn, NY
Shakespeare For Parkinson’s, Overtime Dance Foundation, Inc., New York, NY
Integrative Health and Wellness Community Outreach, Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY
Art Moves Me: Exercising Body and Mind at Burchfield Penney Art Center, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY
Moving Forward Together - An Educational Program for Those Living with Parkinson’s Disease & Their Caregivers, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Promoting physical activity engagement for people with early stage Parkinson’s disease (Engage-PD), Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Pathways to Parkinson’s, Mid-Island Jewish Community Center, Plainview, NY
Music has Power ® for Parkinson’s, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, Mt Vernon, NY
Biofeedback Training to Improve Gait Dysfunction, Empower Parkinson, Inc, Tully, NY
Reclaim Your Voice: Speech Therapy for People with Parkinson’s in Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, Research Foundation on behalf of Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, NY
Beat the freeze: A program to improve freezing of gait, Engage PT, OT, SLP, Syracuse, NY
Learn more about the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program, including application information, deadlines and more. Contact Us
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Boards & Committees
Our Advisory Board ensures our impact is community based and community lead.
Adam Burhardt – President
Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions
Derek Mosher – Secretary
Marla Bruns, MD, PhD
Rochester Regional Health
University at Buffalo Neurosurgery
Retired Respiratory Therapist
Palmer Food Services
Leclair Communications, LLC
Dr. Vilasini Shanbhag
Independent Health, Medication Therapy Advisor
Patricia Weigel, RN
University at Buffalo Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center