Videos

Shine Music Festival

12 Jul: Announcing the (Radically Inclusive) Shine Music Festival

Friends and supporters who give to the Davis Phinney Foundation through planned giving help ensure that we are able to continue to fulfill our mission to help people and families affected by Parkinson’s live well today and for years to come. Planned giving allows you to leave a legacy of support for the Foundation in many ways that you may not be able to do during your lifetime, and these ways to give may also provide tax benefits for you. To celebrate and thank bequest donors, we have created the Davis Phinney Foundation Legacy Society, whose members are thoughtful individuals who have chosen to leave a bequest or other planned gift to the Foundation.
Panelists

05 Jul: [WEBINAR RECORDING] HEALTH DISPARITIES AND PARKINSON’S: THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY

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.In this conversation, Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH discussed how these 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.
Grit Feature

07 Jun: [Webinar Recording] Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

In Angela Duckworth’s book Grit, she examines why some people succeed and others fail, and why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. During this webinar, she discussed with us whether human behavior is constant or circumstantial, how behavior change really happens, the mindsets that help people succeed regardless of challenges, and what Angela learned from having a father who lived with Parkinson’s.
person drawing with pen

03 Jun: (Workshop Recording) Sketching For Joy with Lorraine Wilson

Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador and artist Lorraine Wilson recently joined us for a two-hour workshop called "Sketching For Joy." In the workshop, Lorraine explained how anyone can be an artist and taught us how to use creativity to work through difficult emotions, revel in positive emotions, and how the process of being creative can significantly contribute to living well with Parkinson's.
Health Disparities and Parkinson's Webinar

02 Jun: [WEBINAR RECORDING] 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.In this conversation, Nicte I. Mejia, MD, MPH, FAAN, and Aswita Tan-McGrory, MSPH discussed how these 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.
world map with glasses, camera, journal and sunhat

26 May: Camping and Parkinson’s: Cognition and Camping

Parkinson's is more than just its motor symptoms. It can affect your thinking, mood, ability to plan, and more. Camping and traveling, like many things, require these skills to have a fun, safe, and enjoyable time. So, does that mean camping and traveling with Parkinson's is off limits? Absolutely not! In this episode of "Camping With Parkinson's," our guides Marty Acevedo and Carol Clupny explain how they manage their cognitive symptoms while traveling, as well as the benefits that camping can have on them.