Hope Parkinson Program


We bring people together to share experiences, learn from experts, and find the keys to living well with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Our vibrant, supportive community is ready to welcome you, and our program is free to join!

Registered members may attend our upcoming events and activities, listed in our quarterly newsletter.

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Hope Parkinson Newsletter

Stay informed about your options for living well. Read our newsletter for:
– Details on upcoming events
– Helpful articles and inspiration
– News and research on Parkinson’s disease

Read the most recent issue now!

Find a Class or Activity

As the only Parkinson program in Lee County, Hope works closely with community partners to provide classes and activities. Dozens of opportunities are available throughout the year.

Try a movement class, support group, social outing, or seminar!

See the most recent Hope Parkinson newsletter for dates, times, and details.

Care Partners

Our program is also designed to support the care partners of people with PD. Care partners may attend our social activities and seminars. They may also remain in-room for exercise classes, if necessary for their partner’s safety.

We offer a specialized Care Partner support group where you can share tips and advice with people who understand. Join us for real world insights that may help you in the months and years to come.

Hope President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith

Our Mission

“Observing the progress our participants make is truly rewarding. It’s a privilege to offer Hope to everyone touched by Parkinson’s disease.”
– Samira K. Beckwith, Hope President and CEO

Our mission is to enable people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners to experience the fullness of life through knowledge, movement, fellowship, and personal guidance. The program is a community service provided by Hope Healthcare, a not-for-profit organization that has been caring for Southwest Florida for more than 40 years. After launching in 2009, the Hope Parkinson Program has served more than 3,000 participants.