Making an Impact in Louisville
Through your participation in Moving Day, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s.
Moving Day Louisville helps provide free resources in your community:
- Aware in Care hospitalization kits
- Educational Books
- Toll-free Helpline
- Wellness Classes
Moving Day Louisville 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.
Improving Care for Underserved Patients with Parkinson’s Disease in Kentucky
Our program “Improving Care for Underserved Patients with Parkinson’s disease in Kentucky” aims at 1) Education of underserved patients with PD and their caregivers in collaboration with Family Health Centers in Louisville through a free Lunch and Learn outreach program and 2) Education of Primary Care Providers in Kentucky on Parkinson’s disease through a three-part CME webinar series.
How to sign up: By phone and online.
Location: Family Health Centers, Louisville and webinars/online content.
Contact: Ben Hughes, firstname.lastname@example.org, 502-974-8285
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How to sign up: Pending
Increase Visibility of Dance Wise for Parkinson’s Program and Expansion Class Availability
The mission of Dance Wise for Parkinson’s is to create joy, hope and a confident body through dance. The program brings people with Parkinson’s, their care partners, spouses, family and friends together for an hour of dance which is not only a dynamic and enjoyable way to exercise, it is a powerful form of self-expression. Artistic Director and primary teaching artist Ms. Diehl introduces movement from modern and theater dance, ballet, folk dance, tap, improvisation, and choreographic repertory in a safe, enjoyable and creative environment. The emphasis in every Dance Wise for Parkinson’s class is to engage the participants’ minds and bodies through novel creative dance explorations and to dance for the sake of gracefulness and enjoyment. Participants’ artistic expression is nurtured through an enjoyable, empowering approach and students learn to enhance their aesthetic awareness and grace while addressing such PD-specific concerns as balance, flexibility, coordination, gait, social isolation, and depression.
How to sign up: Participants may come to class 15 minutes early to fill out a registration form/waiver.
Location: Pending – Shelbyville, KY
Contact: Elena Diehl, email@example.com, 502-216-8726
For more information on how to help, get involved or to learn more about programs and services in Louisville, please call the Parkinson’s Foundation at 502-242-7168 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community grants are made possible through the efforts of Moving Day, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the support of our local community.