Parkinson's Nebraska is on a mission to be the primary source of Parkinson's disease education, support, and services in Nebraska. We offer responsive programming in the form of specialized exercise classes, support groups, and educational programs. We respect that each individual's journey with Parkinson's disease is very unique, and we are committed to responding the needs of our community.
We understand that the need is great, as Nebraska has one of the highest rates of Parkinson's disease diagnosis in the country. This past year our focus has been on increasing services in the under-served, rural communities across Nebraska. In July, we partnered with the Parkinson's Foundation to train 55 Nebraska professionals how to design and implement a Parkinson's exercise program. As a result there will be 21 new Parkinson's exercise classes, with 14 serving rural and under-served communities.
We are also committed to bringing other services, such as support groups and educational programs to communities across the state. Working with national and local partners, we have been able to begin 3 new supports groups in Nebraska in 2019, and have connected facilitators with speakers and resources for their groups. Parkinson's Nebraska provides free educational presentations to support groups, facilities, professional organizations, and businesses to spread awareness and share Parkinson's disease resources with the community.
"I felt so alone when my doctor told me I had Parkinson's Disease. I am so glad that he told me to call Parkinson's Nebraska! I have made so many friends since receiving my diagnosis and have a renewed sense of hope.."--Nebraskan living with Parkinson's
"I never thought I would say this, but I actually like exercising now. It helps me feel stronger, and more in control of my body!" Longtime participant in Parkinson's Nebraska sponsored fitness class.
"I look forward to receiving Parkinsons' Nebraska's monthly newsletter each month! It's a great way to stay on top of all of the activities that are going on within the local Parkinson's community!" Omaha Resident
"We are so excited that Parkinson's Nebraska realizes the need for more programming Nebraska's rural communities. We are thrilled that Parkinson's Nebraska has supported several of our therapists to deliver specialized exercise and speech therapy services to people with Parkinson's living in Grand Island, Kearney, and Hastings!" Central Nebraska Rehab Services Physical Therapist
Parkinson's Nebraska is on a mission to be the primary source of Parkinson's disease education, support, and services in Nebraska. Our services such as Parkinson's exercise classes, support groups, and educational events provide the community with the tools they need to live a quality life with Parkinson's disease.