We would like to send a special Thank You! to everyone who made a donation, not only for Giving Tuesday, but throughout the year as well. We also wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your kind messages of encouragement and support.
Over the past year we’ve increased our online and in-person programs to top out at 100 each month, all due to the generosity of our community. The response by attendees is encouraging, as are the stories we hear:
People attending our exercise programs like Dance for PD, rock climbing, and Dual Task for Parkinson’s, are feeling relief with less symptoms, while at the same time they’re becoming more fit and mobile.
Exercise classes and Parkinson Friends groups are helping people to feel supported and less alone, and lessen the distressing feelings of anxiety and depression.
Through our educational programs, people are learning about new treatments, feeling less fearful about the journey ahead of them, and have hope that they can indeed live well with Parkinson’s.
These stories, and seeing so many smiling faces, motivate and inspire us to continue to continue to grow in 2024.
Your gifts of gratitude to our Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, now and throughout the year, will stay in our community to directly benefit Parkinson patients, their families and friends, through all our programs.
Please visit ipmdc.org/donate/, and from all of our team at IPMDC, as well as all our program partners, thank you again for your support!
We pride ourselves on being a nationally recognized Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, anchored in the community in which we live.
Your questions, concerns, and desire to live your best life with Parkinson’s are the inspiration for the programs we offer. We are grateful to partner with Parkinson and community experts to offer these programs to you, and hope that when you come away from them, it is with a feeling of hope and purpose that you can continue to enjoy all that life has to offer.
Over the past two years, we’ve gone from offering only online programs to adding a wide variety of in-person, educational, movement, and supportive programs in multiple locations around Northern Virginia.
When you make a donation to our Inova Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center, your gift of gratitude will stay in our community to directly benefit Parkinson patients, families and friends through all our programs.
Please visit ipmdc.org/donate, and thank you for your support! Inova is a nonprofit community organization.
This Parkinson’s Awareness Month we’ve been highlighting our established programs while adding new ones.
We currently offer over 80 online and in-person, educational, wellness and supportive programs each month.
They are a direct response to your requests for ways to keep moving, learn more about living well with Parkinson’s, and connect with each other. We are grateful to partner with experts in Parkinson’s and other specialties who can help you to live your best life.
For example, we’re excited to announce that we have arranged for a second weekly Dance for PD® class beginning May 1 with Lucy Bowen McCauley. This class will be in partnership with BalletNova Center for Dance in Falls Church. If you’re interested in attending please contact Sonia.Gow@inova.org to register.
All our programs are available at no cost to you, and made possible due to the generosity of our friends in our community.
THANK YOU! To all of you who have so generously expressed your gratitude through your donations, you have our deepest thanks for your support and kindness. Because of you, we’ve been able to offer this wide range of programs to meet the needs of so many people, not only here in Northern Virginia but around the world. Your gifts, and the growing number attendees, encourages us.
If you or someone you love is enjoying our programs and would like to support them, we invite you to go to www.ipmdc.org/donate. All donations to IPMDC are tax-deductible as Inova is a 501(c)3 organization.
On this World Parkinson’s Day we’re sharing our message that until there’s a cure there is hope, and people CAN live well with Parkinson’s. Learn more about our educational, wellness and supportive programs by exploring this website! #WorldParkinsonsDay 🌷 #Hope4PD 🌷 #IPMDCcares
Every April there’s a worldwide effort to raise awareness about Parkinson’s.
This year, our team of Parkinson experts at IPMDC is raising awareness about our programs for people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends.
We began our virtual programming in 2020 when it was safer for people to participate from their homes. Three years on, we have people joining us throughout the U.S. and globally as well. Last year we established a network of in-person, wellness and supportive programs throughout northern Virginia.
This year we are working to expand our outreach and programs to continue to meet the needs of our community. We’ll continue to offer our programs through Zoom, to keep in touch with our friends wherever they are. We’re also expanding our in-person outreach through our Parkinson Friends groups, and by sponsoring additional wellness programs taught by local Parkinson experts. All at no cost to you.
Whether you are local to northern Virginia or you live elsewhere, you too can participate and help raise awareness by sharing info about our educational, wellness, and supportive programs.
• Join in our programs, and invite family and friends to join you. Check out our calendar at www.ipmdc.org/events/.