Mission: The parkinson foundation of the national capital area (pfnca) improves the quality of life of those impacted by parkinson's disease, their care partners and families, and fosters a sense of community to ensure that no one battles this disease alone. Full mission on schedule o.
Programs: Support & education programs: pfnca provided extensive educational programing for families impacted by parkinson's disease during fiscal year 2014. A monthly community lecture series was held in both rockville, maryland and fairfax, virginia. Sample topics included: treatment and management, dbs & pd, stress management, nutrition, speech therapy benefits, vision problems with pd, home health care, psychological issues with dp, biomarkers, genetics and pd, tai chi and pd and social security rights for elderly.
exercise programs: a large part of pfnca's service emphases allowing those diagnosed with parkinson's disease to slow the disease's progression. Key components of this effort include movement (exercise, yoga, dance and tai chi) and vocal cord strengthening (communications club and choir) programs. During fiscal year 2014, pfnca offered program sessions at no cost for people impacted by parkinson's disease who reside in washington, d. C. , maryland and virginia. These programs were offered in 15 different communities.
public awareness: pfnca works to raise awareness within our community about parkinson's disease. The foundation's quarterly newsletter, parkinson update, features articles on new treatments, coping with the disease, and promising research advances.