Help Us Offer Free Wellness Classes to Parkinson's Families

Our mission is to educate, support research, and improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s disease. With your generous donation we will be able to continue to offer free programs and services to Parkinson’s families in the community.

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$25.00 Level

9 Supporters

Often those who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease may be unaware of Parkinson’s resources available in SW Missouri. Your donation could go towards: • Providing one-on-one assistance • Connecting families to local Parkinson’s resources


$50.00 Level

1 Supporter

Exercise is an important part of healthy living for everyone and can improve Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms. Your donation could go towards: • stationary cycling classes • exercise classes


$75.00 Level

1 Supporter

There is no “fitness program” that is right for every person with Parkinson’s disease, but establishing early exercise habits is important to overall disease management. Your donation could go towards: • Pilates classes • Rock Steady Boxing classes


$100.00 Level

6 Supporters

Music is exercise for your brain, body, and voice. It uses rhythm, melody and preferred movement to address issues that commonly affect people with PD. Your donation could go towards: • drumming therapy • music therapy

Project Overview

Roughly there are 2,500 people living with Parkinson's disease in southwest Missouri. It is a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and individuals may experience devasting symptoms such as:

  • Tremors, trembling of hands, arms, legs, jaw and face
  • Stiffness of the arms, legs and trunk
  • Slowness of movement
  • Poor balance and coordination
  • Difficulty showing facial expressions
  • Speech difficulty

Research has shown that physical activity, in any form, can improve Parkinson’s disease symptoms. The most important thing a Parkinson’s individual can do to improve their quality of life is to find a wellness activity that they enjoy and can stick with it.

That is why the Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks offers an assortment of classes to help those facing Parkinson’s live well with the disease and find a program that is a fit for them. In addition, these programs build and foster community so no one faces Parkinson’s alone. COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things, but it did not change the need in the community for Parkinson’s programs. Visit www.parkinsonsgroup.org for more information on all the ways we help in the Parkinson’s community.

With your generous donation we will be able to continue to offer these programs and services at no-charge to Parkinson’s families.

As a special thank you, we will acknowledge your donation in our e-newsletter. 

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Thank You from the PGO!

We have such a kind-hearted community in the Ozarks! There are a lot of people that care about our Parkinson’s families and go above and beyond to contribute to our cause. We couldn’t do any of this without your support and generous donations. We can’t say it enough…THANK YOU!

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About Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks

A million and a half men and women have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the United States. Of these, 2,400 live in
the Ozarks. Parkinson’s disease is a slowly progressive neurological disease generally associated with tremor or trembling of the arms and legs, stiffness and rigidity of the muscles, slowness of the movement, and impaired balance and coordination. As these symptoms become more pronounced, patients may have difficulty walking or completing other simple tasks. This disease not only affects the patient, but also his or her family. Parkinson’s Group provides access to support groups for the welfare of
Parkinson's individuals, their care partners, families and friends. Parkinson’s Group and its supporters provided the vision to establish a clinic for Parkinson’s patients known as Parkinson’s Clinic of the Ozarks.

Parkinson’s Group and its supporters provided the vision to establish a clinic for Parkinson’s patients known as Parkinson’s Clinic of the Ozarks.

Our Mission…

The mission of the Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks is to educate, support research and improve the quality of life for persons with Parkinson’s.

…improve the quality of life 

Parkinson’s Group encourages monthly support group meetings, holiday parties, and various trips. Some people may have difficulty coping with Parkinson’s disease. It may be hard for them to ask their doctor questions or talk about their problems with family or friends. A support group may be just the right answer. Our programs are selected to keep people up-todate
about the latest changes and developments in Parkinson’s disease and to aid in dealing with day-to-day activities. These meetings also provide an opportunity to discuss experiences and feelings and to share solutions to common problems.

…to provide education 

Free literature can be obtained through the Parkinson’s Group office. Educational materials include the Aware in Care Hospitalization Kit from the National Parkinson’s Foundation and much more. Items are available by calling Parkinson’s
Group of the Ozarks at 417-814-6067. NPF also operates a helpline at 800-4PD-INFO or 800-473-4636. The Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks sponsors an annual symposium where notable guest professionals speak on various topics relating to Parkinson’s
disease. Special speakers at the symposium are often neurologists, psychiatrists, physical therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, leaders of support groups, etc.

…to support our community

Through classes and education offered, the Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks strives to support our Parkinson's community and help improve their quality of life.

Parkinson's Group of the Ozarks

https://www.parkinsonsgroup.org/

Springfield, MO
14178146067
info@parkinsonsgroup.org