Wellness Retreat

Registration is now open for our next wellness retreat on June 25, 2017 at the Yoshida’s Garden View Estate in Troutdale, Oregon. Join us for a day of exercise, nutrition, and emotional health workshops and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sandy River. We’re delighted to have the following experts lead the workshops for […]

Mindful Meditation

Meditation helps to reduce stress and improve immune system function. For people with Parkinson’s, meditation can also help with symptoms such as anxiety and depression. Ready to give it a try? Find a quiet place to relax to try this mindful meditation exercise:

1. Find a quiet and comfortable place. Sit in a chair with […]

Sun Safety

Record temperatures mean extra precautions when it comes to your skin! Everyone should be careful when they’re out in the sun – and people with Parkinson’s have an increased risk of skin cancer, which makes sun safety especially important. Here are a few tips to remember:

1. Wear a “broad spectrum” sunscreen to protect against […]

Power of Optimism

“You have Parkinson’s disease”, unwelcome words we’ve all heard at some point. We may vary in terms of our age and stage of life at which such a proclamation is made, but once those words are uttered, the shared challenge of our journey begins. Mine began at the age of 27. What I had […]

Powering Forward Wellness Retreat

I attended a recent Powering Forward Wellness Retreat. I am a person with young onset PD, about five years in, progressing seemingly rapidly, with a wife and two children and plenty of incentive to keep my quality of life high. But it is not always easy. Eat right, exercise, avoid depression, communicate, etc. You […]

Living Well with Parkinson’s

What can I do to live better with this disease? That’s the first thing that most people living with Parkinson’s ask Julie Carter, RN, MS, ANP of the OHSU Parkinson Center of Oregon. She’s joined by Dr. John Nutt to give expert advice on living well with Parkinson’s. Her tips include exercise, social support, […]