Parkinson's Program

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Event Details

The American Parkinson Disease Association will host a free two-part program for those with Parkinson’s and their care partners and families. The Parkinson’s Disease Education Day will take place on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 1:30 to 5:00PM at the Lacey Timberland Regional Library.

The APDA Parkinson’s Disease Education Day aims to educate, empower, and connect those impacted by the disease. The program was created in partnership with Thrive Community Fitness and will feature local Parkinson Disease specialists Dr. Ken Schnell, Physical Therapist at Providence St. Peter Hospital and Dr. Katelan Longfellow, Movement Disorders Neurologist from Franciscan Neurology Associates at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

Registration for the APDA Parkinson’s Disease Education Day is open now. Guests are invited to attend one or both sessions. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Register online or by calling 206-695-2905.

The APDA Northwest Chapter offers a wide range of Parkinson’s disease programs, resources, education, and support, as well as the opportunity to connect with others in the PD community. To learn more, visit

Program Schedule:

1:30 – 2:30PM | PD Essentials – An introduction to Parkinson’s disease: Presented by Jennifer Gillick, APDA Northwest Chapter Program Director, this session will provide an overview of Parkinson’s disease, as well as information about community resources and support. Perfect for those new to Parkinson’s, friends, family, and members of the community who are interested in learning more about the disease.

3:00 – 5:00PM | Function is Everything – Improving function for life for people living with Parkinson’s disease: Presented by Dr. Ken Schnell and Dr. Katelan Longfellow, this session will focus on the challenges of advancing Parkinson’s disease, with topics including balance issues, walking, freezing of gait, rolling over in bed, getting up and more. Practical tips for living well with PD will be shared, and there will be an opportunity for Q&A.

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