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Moving Day(r) Columbus

Registration Now Open for Moving Day® Columbus Join us on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Columbus Crew Stadium for our Annual event. Last year, we raised over $167,000 from nearly 900 participants, far surpassing the initial goal of $115,000. This year, we are setting our sights even higher, with a goal of $175,000. With your continued support, we can meet our goal, showing “People Who Move Change the World®” More...

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Backwoods Fest

Mark your calendars for The 2015 Thornville Backwoods Fest. Over 300 vendors, more than 30 different kinds of food and 3 days of bluegrass music. September 18, 19 & 20th, Friday, 8-6, Saturday 8-6 and Sunday 8-5. Adult admission $9.00 Kids 10 and under are free and parking is free! 


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Introducing CareMAP: An Online Guide to Caring for Someone with Advanced Parkinson's Disease NPF is pleased to announce the launch of CareMAP, which provides practical suggestions for coping with the complex problems that arise as a result of advanced Parkinson's disease. Explore today! More...

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Caring and Coping - A Caregiver's Guide to Parkinson's Disease

The new Caring and Coping is a comprehensive guide for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s at any stage. The workbook contains tips and tools to make the caring journey as productive as possible with the least amount of stress. The book focuses on your dual role as a caregiver: caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease, and taking care of yourself More...

NPF Ohio Chapter Now Serves Entire State


NPF Ohio Chapter Now Serves Entire State

—Moving Day® Cleveland, A Walk for Parkinson’s, Slated for June 2016—


Columbus, Sept. 21, 2015—The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Central & Southeast Ohio Chapter has officially changed its name to National Parkinson Foundation Ohio. The name change signifies the expansion of service statewide to the approximately 30-50,000 Ohioans with Parkinson’s disease (PD). 


“We are thrilled to advance our mission to make life better for people living with Parkinson’s in the state of Ohio,” said Paul Blom, NPF’s Interim President and CEO. “NPF Ohio is filling a vital need for local services and expanding successful programs into a new geography.”


NPF Ohio is dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by Parkinson's disease through support groups, education, awareness, and the support of research. Since 1981, NPF Ohio has been serving individuals and families throughout Central & Southeast Ohio.  With the strength and support of a national organization, NPF Ohio continues to have a national reach with a local touch.


“We are excited to bring national programs such as the Aware in Care hospitalization kit to the entire state of Ohio,” said Daniel Davis, President and CEO of NPF Ohio. “As we increase our efforts to have a positive impact on all Ohioans living with Parkinson’s, today we are proud to become NPF Ohio.” 


Each year, NPF Ohio hosts Moving Day® Columbus, A Walk for Parkinson’s, at the Columbus Crew Stadium with a fundraising goal of $175,000 this year ( On June 18, 2016, NPF Ohio will be adding a second walk location with Moving Day® Cleveland with a fundraising goal of $100,000 for its first year (


In addition to NPF’s national Helpline, NPF Ohio has implemented a PD Care Line to assist both those with PD and their care partners. NPF Ohio offers support groups, exercise classes and free educational resources to the local Parkinson’s community. They will be hosting their annual fall symposium on November 14, 2015. For more information, visit or call 1-866-920-6673.


About Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
Affecting an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.


About the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)
Founded in 1957, the National Parkinson Foundation’s mission is to help every person diagnosed with Parkinson's live their best possible life now. NPF has funded more than $189 million in care, research and support services. For more information, visit, or call the NPF Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).




The Importance of Exercise
The Importance of Exercise and Activity FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S Staying active is important for people with Parkinson’s disease. Regular exercise can help combat muscle stiffness, posture changes and weakness, as well as balance, walking and other mobility changes. Physical activity can also help manage constipation, which is commonly seen in people with Parkinson’s. More...

NPF Study Finds That Regular Exercise Can Decline in Quality of Life
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Exercise Improves Depression in People with Parkinson's
Exercise Improves Depression in People with Parkinson's More...

Dance for Parkinson's Program
Dance for Parkinson's is taught by Miriam King. She completed Dance for PD® teacher training workshops at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, NYC More...

Functional Fitness Plan IV - Floor Posture
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Parkinson's Care Line
National Parkinson Foundation of Central and Southeast Ohio is please to announce the Parkinson's Care Line, which provides assistance for Parkinson's Patients and their Caregivers. More...

The National Parkinson Foundation Removes Barriers to Expert Parkinson’s Care Through Telemedicine
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that the Connect.Parkinson national research study, comparing telemedicine care delivered to remote patients from a Parkinson's disease center of excellence to community-based care for Parkinson's disease, has achieved its enrollment target. More...

Need Help Applying for Benefits?
Annie Wallis, Program Manager for National Parkinson Foundation of Central and Southeast Ohio, is now able to help you apply for benefits through the Ohio Benefits Bank! More...

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