Moving Day Atlanta — Local Impact

Making an Impact in Atlanta

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 – Emory University Movement Disorders Center

Free Resources

Moving Day Atlanta helps provide free resources in your community:

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

Community Programs

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

  Education


Education

Community Conversations with Emory Parkinson’s Disease Researchers

The ‘Community Conversations’ is a series of educational activities that brings together people living with Parkinson’s disease, their family members and caregivers, and Parkinson’s disease researchers in the Atlanta, GA area. The purpose of the meeting is to inform the attendees about current Parkinson’s disease research findings and give them insight into future research directions.

How to sign up: Web-based sign up prior to the planned event.

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Who is this program intended for? People with Parkinson’s & Caregivers

Dates: May 2019 (exact date not set yet)

Location: Emory Brain Health Center, Executive Park 12, Atlanta, GA 30329

Contact: Christina Holbrook, christina.marie.holbrook@emory.edu

Marcus Jewish Community Center “Living Well with Parkinson’s” Program

The Marcus Jewish Community Center (MJCCA) will offer year-round, free and subsidized programming for the metropolitan Atlanta Parkinson’s community that includes quarterly educational symposiums and ongoing health and wellness programs. This comprehensive “Living Well with Parkinson’s” initiate will provide a myriad of opportunities to support the mind, body, and spirit of people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

How to sign up: https://www.atlantajcc.org/interior-pages/fitness-wellness/

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Who is this program intended for? People with Parkinson’s & Caregivers

Dates: GEM Classes are Thursdays at 11:30 a.m., Monthly classes are 1 Monday a month. If you have any questions about the dates for the different classes, please get in touch with Valerie Chambers.

  • Living Well with Parkinson’s: Adapted Tango – Monday, December 17, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Living Well with Parkinson’s January Symposium – Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Living Well with Parkinson’s: Alexander Technique – Monday, January 21, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Location: MJCCA

Contact: Valerie Chambers, valerie.chambers@atlantajcc.org, 678-812-4063

TeleDREAMS: Accessible health and research education for diverse people with Parkinson’s

The TeleDREAMS program is a telehealth-inspired distance learning adaptation of the successful DREAMS model for health and research education, designed to increase the reach of DREAMS and serve additional under-represented individuals in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community, including individuals with mobility barriers, ethnic minorities, poor/isolated individuals, and those with low health literacy.

How to sign up: Contact us if interested

Is this program free for participants? Yes

Who is this program intended for? People with Parkinson’s

Dates: TBD

Location: Atlanta – Wesley Woods Health Center

Contact: Hayley Silverstein, hayley.ann.silverstein@emory.edu


For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Atlanta, please call us at 404-397-1014 or ctennant@parkinson.org.

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

Moving Day has raised nearly $22 million and brought more than 130,000 participants together.