Moving Day® DC — Local Impact

Making an Impact in DC

Through your participation in Moving Day®, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s. Your support helps the Parkinson’s Foundation fund:

Center of Excellence – Georgetown University Hospital

Center of Excellence – Johns Hopkins

Free Resources

Moving Day® DC helps provide free resources in your community:

  • Aware in Care hospitalization kits
  • Educational Books
  • Toll-free Helpline
  • Wellness Classes

Community Programs

Moving Day® DC helps support existing programs and launch new ones to help people with Parkinson’s live life well. Click on a link below to find more information about the program.

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Community Grants

Community grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day®, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.

Click 2018 Spring Community Grants RFA for grant process.  Click Application Template for the application instructions.  Click Spring Community Grant Press Release to view press release.

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Exercise

Sibley’s Exercise and Education Program for People with Parkinson’s

This is a free community exercise class for people with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers. This class is led by a Sibley Memorial Hospital physical therapist trained specifically in Parkinson’s Disease intervention and neuromuscular rehabilitation and is hosted in partnership with the Iona Senior Services Center in Northwest DC.

To register, participants should contact Iona Senior Services at (202) 895-9448 and sign up for a pre-screen.

Dates:         Mondays & Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 pm

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-5:15 pm

Spring session begins this Wednesday April 12th

Summer session will begin on or around July 10th

Fall session will begin on or around October 16th

Location:     Iona Senior Services Center

4125 Albemarle St, NW

Washington, DC 20016-2105

Parking is available underneath the building at the intersection of 42nd Street and Albemarle Street.

Contact:      Maegan Olivos, PT, DPT, MPH -202-364-7665- molivos1@jhmi.edu

 


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“Within our reach (WOR), the University of Maryland Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium” is the annual patient and caregiver educational symposium.  2018 Date and Location TBA.

2018 will be the sixth year presenting this unique patient educational program that continues to recognize the importance of engaging patient and family members in an active process to learn the new skills necessary to manage their chronic medical condition.  The conference educates patients and care partners to be proactive self-managers and healthcare consumers.  Breakout sessions are used to bring together attendees with similar challenges and interest in order to promote group problem-solving and networking.  Program highlights will include updates from the movement disorders specialists on medication and surgical treatment options in Parkinson’s disease.  The third “Movement Health Fair” will feature the latest exercise and movement techniques intended to physically engage our participants.

Dates:          TBA

Location:     TBA

Contact:     Michelle Cines, R.N., MS, CCRC  – 410-328-0157  –  mcines@som.umaryland.edu


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in DC, please call us at 301-329-2673 or tbrown@parkinson.org

Community grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day®, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.   Click  FY2018_Spring Community Grants RFA for grant process.  Click Application Template for the application instructions.  Click Spring Community Grant Press Release to view press release.

100 events in the first five years, more than 100,000 participants, and nearly $14M raised.