At every Parkinson’s Foundation event I attend — from Moving Day events to Parkinson’s disease (PD) symposiums — there is one group of people who remain unsung heroes: caregivers and care partners. Throughout every stage of Parkinson’s, they offer strength and support to their loved ones living with Parkinson’s. The Parkinson’s Foundation is here for caregivers — whether you care for someone who is recently diagnosed or are adapting to new challenges as the disease progresses, a strong support network is essential for your well-being and the well-being of the person you are caring for.
In our fall-winter Parkinson Report issue, dedicated to these unsung heroes like Hector, we invite caregivers to join us for the Caregiver Summit | Cumbre Para Cuidadores, from home or a satellite location, on December 1. Sign up today at Parkinson.org/Summit.
As we close out 2018, I am excited to announce the expansion of our prestigious Center of Excellence network. We also hosted our first-ever Volunteer Leadership Summit where we celebrated dedicated volunteers, many of them caregivers, for helping us fulfill our mission in local communities across the country.
We’re also excited to announce an expanded community grants program for local Parkinson’s education and outreach programs that address unmet needs. Learn more at Parkinson.org/CommunityGrants.
Read the latest Parkinson Report
P.S. November is National Caregiver Month. We always want caregivers and their loved ones to know that the Foundation is here for them.
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