Parkinson’s Events/Presentations

Parkinson’s Foundations Q & A:
This special event is a place to ask your Parkinson’s questions and connect with others living with the disease. Joining us from the Parkinson’s Foundation, Midwest Chapter will be Allison Liefer, Senior Development Director. Allison will share an overview of the Parkinson’s Foundation, Midwest Chapter including resources and educational materials.

Thursday, December 15
12:30-1:30 p.m.

This presentation will be offered in person and via Zoom. Zoom participation requires pre-registration. To register contact Denise Denman at [email protected] or 630-858-0153.

Allison Leifer’s Bio: Before joining the Parkinson’s Foundation in 2019, Allison led programs and events, and worked with volunteers and donors, for several nonprofits including the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Girls in the Game, and Common Threads. As the Midwest Chapter lead, Allison oversees Parkinson Foundation fundraising events, supports regional volunteers and community engagement, and works to grow awareness of the Parkinson’s Foundation and its work across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, to help make life better for more of the PD Community.

Reiki for Parkinson’s
Deb Forkins will teach us about the benefits of Reiki and Parkinson’s. Reiki is an energy healing treatment that incorporates the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki is not a religious practice; it is simply a relaxing treatment where the reiki practitioner serves as a conduit to help provide natural healing energy to the body of the recipient. It can be used to relieve stress and pain, release emotional blockages, assist in natural healing, and balance the body’s energy.   

Tuesday, November 29
12:30 p.m.

This presentation will be offered in person and via Zoom. Zoom participation requires pre-registration. To register contact Denise Denman at [email protected] or 630-858-0153.

Parkinson’s Disease, Aerobics & Cognition
Speech-language pathology and physical therapy faculty members from Midwestern University will present practical information on areas of cognition that can be affected by Parkinson’s disease and the benefits of aerobic exercise to positively influence cognitive skills. Practical tips you can immediately use will be provided.

January 18, 2023
12:45-1:45 p.m.

Judy Ball, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Midwestern University.

Jane Borgehammar, PT MS OCS FAAOMPT is a Clinical Instructor at Midwestern University Physical Therapy Institute.

This presentation will be offered in person and via Zoom. Zoom participation requires pre-registration. To register contact Denise Denman at [email protected] or 630-858-0153.

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