We bring people together to share experiences, learn from experts, and find the keys to living well with Parkinsons disease and related movement disorders. Our vibrant, supportive community is ready to welcome you.
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The Hope Parkinson Program Newsletter
Details of upcoming events are always available in our quarterly newsletter. Read participant profiles, helpful articles, and the latest news about Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Our in-depth newsletter is the best way to stay informed about your options for living well!
We always post the most recent newsletter on our Education page.
Find a Class or Activity
As the only Parkinson program in Lee County, Hope works closely with like-minded community partners to provide a network of resources and education – tools that help people living with Parkinson’s Disease maintain an optimal quality of life.
Dozens of opportunities are available. Try a movement class, support group, social outing, or an educational seminar.
See our most recent event calendars
Our program is designed for both people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Care partners are invited to attend social activities and educational forums. They can remain in-room for movement classes if space allows, or the instructor feels their participation is necessary for support.
It’s important that care partners take time to care for themselves, even as they help their loved one cope with the challenges of living with PD. Care partners may become so involved in the day-to-day efforts to keep things going, they may forget to let others know they need help – or just a short break from the work of caring for a loved one. Even if it is only 15 or 20 minutes a day, it’s a good idea to do something just for you.
We offer Care Partner support groups where you can find tips and advice from people who understand. We hope you will join us for real world insights that will be helpful to you in the months and years to come.
“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, an organization that has been caring for southwest Florida for 40 years. After launching in 2009, the Hope Parkinson Program has served more than 3,000 participants.