I was a care partner to my husband Gene with Parkinson’s for over 15 years. After many attempts to get answers, he was officially diagnosed by a movement disorder specialist, and we began our journey to live well with Parkinson’s. Living in Boulder, the Davis Phinney Foundation significantly impacted me, my husband, and our community. With multiple opportunities through support groups, exercise classes, and lectures to increase our understanding surrounding Parkinson’s, we improved our quality of life and developed a positive outlook.
Impressed by the Foundation’s dedication to reaching out to those in need and through my years of experience as a care partner, I am looking forward to meeting new people and sharing my experience to help make others’ journeys a little less stressful. Living well with Parkinson’s means making the best of each day, meeting new friends, feeling good about achieving a goal, and feeling positive.
With five grandchildren, I enjoy spending time with them and setting up art projects. My perfect day involves an outdoor adventure, followed by dinner at a fine restaurant and a cocktail in hand. If I’m not baking or making friends, you’ll find me in my art studio among paints and canvases!