Here we've collected some resources that you may find to be helpful on your Parkinson's journey. Generally, the organizations included here are non-profits and medical organizations that provide programs and services geared specifically towards the Parkinson's community or people with disabilities.
Parkinson's Wellness Fund - assists individuals living with Parkinson's across the United States of America.
Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation - provides financial assistance for people living with Parkinson's disease.
The Carl Hall Fund - a scholarship fund established by the Hall family and administered by the Parkinsonlife (PDLife) Corporation to assist those living with Parkinson's disease.
Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDA) Medication Financial Assistance Programs – lists general assistance and medication-specific assistance programs.
Patient Advocate Foundation's Parkinson's Co-Pay Relief Program - assists with medical co-pay, co-insurance, and deductibles (medications and office visits) and medical insurance premiums.
Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation for Parkinson's Disease - assists with out-of-pocket medical costs.
The Assistance Fund - provides financial assistance for copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses.
Needy Meds – search for medication assistance programs, coupons, rebates, and additional drug information
Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's – education, tools, resources, social connections. Grab free copies of their "Every Victory Counts" manuals for patients and care partners.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research – Information, education, advocacy; Parkinson's Buddy Network.
Parkinson's Foundation – Information, education, classes, find local resources in your area.
Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance (PMDA) – find support groups, clinicians, movement disorder facilities, along with financial assistance for medications.
American Parkinson Disease Association (apda) – education, support, community resources. Funds clinical and scientific projects focused on cause and cure.
Philip Shayman Parkinson's Program (Tampa) at the Jewish Community Center Cohn and Glazer campuses – Movement classes (Rock Steady Boxing, Tai Chi, Stretch & Strengthen, and more), Voice Therapy, Fine Motor Skills & Handwriting, Brain Games, Patient support groups, Caregiver support groups. Virtual Offerings Available.
Parkinsonlife (pdLIFE) Corporation (Tampa)– Exercise classes, education seminars, community connections. See also their list of Local Resources for information on classes offered at Tampa Bay YMCA's, like Pedaling for PD, Delay the Disease, Enhance Fitness/Fall Prevention.
Parkinson's Programs at The Palms of Largo – Rock Steady Boxing, Tremble Clefs, and more. Virtual Offerings Available.
Tampa YMCA Pedaling for Parkinson's – Offered at two locations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.
YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg – Program offerings include: Total Parkinson's, Mindful Movement, personal training, support group.
USF Movement Disorder Specialists - a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence in the Tampa Bay area.
Potentia Therapeutics Physical Therapy (Tampa) – Physical Therapy services specifically geared towards managing Parkinson's disease. Contact Meredith DeFranco, PT, DPT
PunchWorX (Lakeland) – Offers Rock Steady Boxing and Aquatics Boxing exercise classes for people with Parkinson's disease at the Kelly Recreation Center in Lakeland. Contact Marty Hubbard at 865-219-7660.
Hope Parkinson Program (Fort Myers) - provides a network of resources and education for people affected by Parkinson's disease and related movement disorders, including movement classes, support groups, education, and social activities.
JAX Hope (North Florida region) - assisting people with Parkinson's by providing education, advocacy, resources and services, including support groups, movement programs, and more.
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services & Technologies (FAAST) – Helps you identify which assistive technologies are available to help you with everyday living. FAAST can arrange device demonstrations, training, and trial loans through virtual consultation or in person at one of their regional centers located throughout Florida. They also provide referrals to programs and vendors.
Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living – non-profit organizations who support community living and independence for people with disabilities.
Arts 4 All Florida – Resources for artists with disabilities.
TwitchyWoman.com – PD information and education; Peer support program for women with Parkinson's.