Partnerships: We are very pleased to partner with these organizations:
The Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO) is a consortium of regional independent nonprofit organizations, with the shared goals of finding a cure for Parkinson’s and supporting those who live with the disease. The purpose of the Alliance is to encourage collaboration, to leverage organizational strengths and to maximize efficiency among the member organizations.
Conducted by Dr. Nancy Urbscheit, Bellarmine University faculty member, and her enthusiastic physical therapy students, this Dance Class is offered twice a week and designed for People with Parkinson’s.
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Facilitates LSVT® BIG, an ongoing support group for those who have completed at least eight sessions of LSVT® BIG therapy. The weekly group, LVST® BIG support group, is led by LSVT® BIG trained occupational and physical therapists.
Facilitates two weekly Aqua Fitness Classes for People with Parkinson’s disease and their Care Partner in the Kay & Jim Morrissey Advanced Therapy Center salt water therapy pool.
Facilitates a support group for Care Partners of people with Parkinson’s disease who understand the unique challenges of caring for someone with this very complex neurological disorder.
The PD Buddy Program was created through the partnership of the University of Louisville Medical School; University of Louisville College of Education; and University of Louisville Physicians. The Buddy Program takes place each year from September 14 through April 14. It pairs a first-year medical student with a person diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The purpose is to enhance medical student education, as well as to serve as a community outreach tool in improving aspects of quality of life of participating patients. Sponsored by KentuckyOne Health.
As a partner organization, along with 175 other organizations, we are building a better connected and more effective Parkinson community. This cross-pollination within the global Parkinson community allows for a robust exchange of ideas and a valuable networking experience.
Facilitates Medication Therapy Management specific for those with Parkinson’s disease. This course covers the basics of PD medications, important points of when to notify your MD or Pharmacists, food and drug interactions, main counseling points, drug-nutrient depletion, and appropriate nutritional supplements.