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Exercise and the Brain: The Parkinson's Connection

Friday, February 22, 2019
10:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Join the Parkinson’s Foundation to hear latest updates about the impact of exercise in Parkinson’s disease. Join us for a complimentary lunch, photobooth, and demonstrations of non-impact boxing and dance. Share with your community and learn more about the fight against Parkinson’s!

Featured Speaker:

Michael Jakowec, PhD, Associate Professor of Research Neurology
Keck School of Medicine of USC, A Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence

Event Location: 
Camarillo Library
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
United States
Fee(s): 
Free, Registration Required
Contact Name: 
Sarah Osborne
Contact Email: 
sosborne@parkinson.org
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Event Date Min: 
Friday, February 22, 2019

Educational Events

Parkinson’s Foundation community education programs bring leading experts from a wide variety of fields such as neurology, PT/OT, research, speech and swallowing, social work, travel, exercise and music therapy, sleep-- and many more-- into local areas, responding to the needs of the communities we serve.

Support Groups

Staying engaged and involved is important for people with Parkinson’s disease, caregivers and families, and we encourage you to find support systems that offer opportunities to connect and share. Finding a support group that best fits your needs can require patience and time, so we’ve compiled a list to help you begin your search.

Please note that although we do our best to keep local resources updated, some program and services may have changed since listing. Be sure to contact the organizer and confirm details before attending.

Wellness & Exercise

Exercise is a critical part of PD treatment, helping with flexibility, posture and overall movement. Research from the Parkinson’s Foundation Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that at least 2.5 hours of exercise per week has a positive impact on the quality of life for those with PD. Regular physical activity is linked to improved mobility and less cognitive decline.

Education & Support

Staying active, engaged and involved is important for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers and families. We encourage you to find local programs and services in your area that offer the opportunity to learn, connect, and share experiences and have compiled a list to help with your search.

Unless otherwise specified, listings are independent and unaffiliated with the Parkinson’s Foundation and are not an endorsement or recommendation of a specific resource or service.

Volunteer

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization — heightening our local impact and presence and furthering our mission to improve treatment and care for people with Parkinson’s.

We welcome everyone — people with PD, friends, families, care givers, students, retirees, healthcare workers, educators — to find a volunteering opportunity that fits you best.

Locally, we’re always looking for help in the following areas:

Start a Parkinson's Champions Fundraiser

Starting a fundraiser allows you to take the lead in planning your own event. It is a great way to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s disease in your local community.

Successful Parkinson’s Champions events take place around the country – from golf tournaments, planning a community walk, to donating your birthday and everything in between – you can host a fundraiser that works for you.

The possibilities are endless, and we are here to help you every step of the way!

Fundraising Events

Moving Day is the Parkinson’s Foundation signature fundraising event, celebrating the importance of movement in a united fight to beat Parkinson’s disease. The events feature an optional walk, entertainment and kids’ area, Resource Pavilion, and a Movement Pavilion where instructors lead exercises that help manage Parkinson’s symptoms.

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