Inspiration

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04 May: WEBINAR: HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: STRUCTURAL RACISM AND OPPRESSION

Since 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the myriad ways that structural racism and oppression affect healthcare and health outcomes, including wellbeing and quality of life. These same systemic issues plague the Parkinson’s community and result in care inequities and disparities that disproportionately affect people of color, women, people with limited English proficiency, and more. During this webinar on Thursday, May 27, at 1 pm MDT, moderator Eden Mussie will lead a conversation between Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH, in which they will discuss how systems of racism and oppression affect our community, and how we can take these learnings and create the change needed to ensure all people can live well with Parkinson’s.
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02 May: Virtual Workshop: Sketching for Joy with Lorraine Wilson

Evidence has shown that engaging in creative pursuits has the potential to decrease anxiety, stress, and mood disturbances and improve psychological and physical well-being. Therefore, in this two-hour sketching workshop, the healing power of the arts will come front and center. You will learn how to sketch, tools to help you deal with difficult emotions, ways you can use sketching to rewrite your stories, and the power of celebrating and sharing your sketching victories. No prior “artistic” experience required. This is a session of play and discovery and all are welcome.
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26 Apr: A Day in the Life of a Parkinson’s Ambassador: Barry Branson

Our Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors are at the heart of our organization. They are our fearless leaders dedicated to living well today, who use their knowledge, passion, and experience to support others going through a Parkinson's journey. Each Monday during Parkinson's Awareness Month, we will highlight a "Day in the Life" of one of our amazing Ambassadors. This week, we are happy to feature Steve Hovey. Here is "a day in his life," in his own words.
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22 Apr: Wayne A. Gilbert Celebrates World Parkinson’s Day with Poetry

Wayne A. Gilbert is a poet, retired professor of English and educational psychology, and an inspiration to the Parkinson's community. After being diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2005, he has dedicated his efforts to using creativity and poetry to inspire others to live well with Parkinson's. He has published three books of poetry: Magmamystic, From the Ashes, and Sacred Chill. He is now a full-time poet and performer, and loves jamming with jazz musicians. As a part of "Together, apart," a worldwide initiative on World Parkinson's Day, Wayne Gilbert performed several of his poems.
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19 Apr: A Day in the Life of a Parkinson’s Ambassador: Steve Hovey

Our Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassadors are at the heart of our organization. They are our fearless leaders dedicated to living well today, who use their knowledge, passion, and experience to support others going through a Parkinson's journey. Each Monday during Parkinson's Awareness Month, we will highlight a "Day in the Life" of one of our amazing Ambassadors. This week, we are happy to feature Steve Hovey. Here is "a day in his life," in his own words.