Parkinson's Nebraska

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Year Founded:
2016
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Amber Winter
Main Address:
16811 Burdette St
Ste. 1
Omaha, NE 68116

What We Do

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.

Interesting Info

Parkinson's Nebraska will have sponsored more than 500 Parkinson's- specific exercise classes by the end of 2019.
Nebraska has one of the highest rates of Parkinson's disease diagnosis in the country.
As a result of the PD exercise training we hosted in July, 21 new exercise classes have started across Nebraska, with 14 serving under-served communities!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Exercise Class Assistant - various times/days
Repeats every day until Thu Oct 29 2020.
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Upcoming Events

UNMC Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson's 2020
January 24, 2020 - 2:00am to January 25, 2020 - 2:00pm
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