Moving Day Louisville — Local Impact

Making an Impact in Louisville

Through your participation in Moving Day, you are providing resources and programs to your loved one with Parkinson’s.

Free Resources

Moving Day Louisville helps provide free resources in your community:

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

Community Programs

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.

  Education

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Education

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.

Dates: Pending

Location: Family Health Centers, Louisville and webinars/online content.

Contact: Ben Hughes, benjamin.hughes@louisville.edu, 502-974-8285


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Rock Steady Boxing

How to sign up: Pending

Dates: Pending

Location: Pending

Contact: 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.

Dates: Pending

Location: Pending – Shelbyville, KY

Contact: Elena Diehl, dancewiseforpd@gmail.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 ahickman@parkinson.org.

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

163 events in the first seven years, more than 130,000 participants, and nearly $22M raised.