Local Resources

Local Support Groups for PD Patients and Caregivers

Groups for Everyone

Monthly educational lecture series on Parkinson’s meets at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
NPF Center for Excellence at Vanderbilt
Kelly Arney 615-936-5517 or Kelly.B.Arney@Vanderbilt.edu

Middle Tennessee Group – John Tso, 816-853-1315, johntso1950@gmail.com  meets monthly at the Franklin
First United Methodist Church in Franklin. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Nashville - meets monthly at Centennial Medical Center – meeting & potluck lunch
Caryn Crenshaw 615-342-4648 email:  APDAinTN@AOL.COM

Team Fox Young Professionals
Alexa Simpson 716-685-7812  alexateamfoxnashville@gmail.com

Clarksville monthly meeting; contact Vennie Evans 931-358-9668 or vinnieevans@aol.com

Hendersonville monthly meeting contact Nancy Corley nkc.tdnsh@hotmail.com

Murfreesboro monthly meeting contact Dee Brown 615-848-2550 or dbrown@murfreesborotn.gov

 

Groups for PD Patients only

Meets at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks, contact: Kelly Arney 615-936-5517 or Kelly.B.Arney@Vanderbilt.edu

 

Groups for Caregivers only

Meets at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks contact: Kelly Arney 615-936-5517 or Kelly.B.Arney@Vanderbilt.edu

Local Exercise Opportunities

Dancing

Improve movement, mobility, balance and mood.
Kelly.B.Arney@Vanderbilt.edu

Boxing (only as an exercise)

Rock Steady Boxing
www.RockSteadyBoxing.org to help find all location

Rock Steady Boxing at local Steps Fitness
http://stepsfitness.com/ local 615-944-3284 Colleen Bridges

Knockout Fitness, local boxing exercise
http://www.knockoutfitness.net/ local 615-255-1359 Frank Wood

Rock Steady Boxing at local KSA Martial Academy
http://nashville.rsbaffiliate.com/ local  Contact:  Liz Fitzgerald  - 615-473-1739

Exercise

Parkinson's Exercise Program (PEP) sponsored by the American Parkinson

Disease Association phone:  615-342-4648 or email:   info@apdaparkinson.org 

 

Feldenkrasis

Enhance Communication between Brain and Body Movement
Kelly.B.Arney@Vanderbilt.edu

Speech and Movement help with Parkinson’s (LVST Big & Loud)

Improve speech intelligibility in PD patients
https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/28827

More Local Exercise Resources

Dayani Center: Medical Fitness Facility at Vanderbilt
http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/dayani/

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt
Health, nutrition, gentle yoga and Tai Chi.
https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/osher/

Local Parkinson’s Educational Programs

NPF Center for Excellence at Vanderbilt
Monthly educational lecture series on PD meets at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital
Kelly Arney 615-936-5517 or Kelly.B.Arney@Vanderbilt.edu

Parkinson’s Organizations

National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)
http://www.parkinson.org/

Vanderbilt University Medical Center - an NPF Center for Excellence

Contact:  Kelly Arney phone:  615-936-5517 or email:  kelly.b.arney@vanderbilt.edu

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
https://www.michaeljfox.org

Peterson Foundation for Parkisnon’s (local, fund raising golf tournament)
http://www.petersonforparkinsons.org

Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s (free Parkinson book available, major event in Nashville date to be announced)
http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/

American Parkinson Disease Association
http://action.apdaparkinson.org/

 

Parkinson’s Disease Information

Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parkinson%27s_disease

WebMD
http://www.webmd.com/parkinsons-disease/tc/parkinsons-disease-topic-overview

Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/parkinsons-disease/basics/definition/con-20028488

Parkinson Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials for Parkinson
https://foxtrialfinder.michaeljfox.org

Parkinsons  - pdtrials.org

Parkinson Study Group (PSG) - http://www.parkinson-study-group.org/

Caregiver Resources

Council on Aging
Middle TN: www.coamidtn.org
National: www.NCOA.org

Area Agency on Aging
Middle TN: www.gnrc.org/agencies-programs/aaad
National: www.n4a.org

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare.NET/Public/Index.aspx

www.petersonforparkinsons.org

Background Checks

www.criminalsearches.com (free)
www.Intelius.com  (free)

TN abuse registry    https://apps.health.tn.gov/AbuseRegistry/default.aspx

Tennessee Respite Coalition
www.Tnrespite.org

Tool to compare home health care agencies
www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html

Tool to compare nursing home facilities
www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/search.html

Council on Aging (COA) Scam of the Month Email
www.councilonaging-midtn.org/news-you-can-use/scam-of-the-month

FBI: Common fraud schemes used on seniors
www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-fraud-schemes/seniors

Advanced Directives for Healthcare Decision Making (Tennessee)
www.tn.gov/health/article/advance-directives-faq

Smart 911
www.smart911.com

MedicAlert Bracelet & Safe Return Program
www.medicalert.org/safereturn

Helpful Items for Parkinson’s

Computers – look for a mouse that can handle tremors or a foot mouse. Check out large key keyboards and voice activated programs.

In Home – look for handrails for bathrooms and other rooms. Get an Occupational Therapist to check out your home for safety suggestions.

Personal – there are items to help put on socks & shoes, a metal post can slip under a mattress & make it easier to get out of bed, new walkers, an eating spoon to help eating, etc.

PD Chat Room

HealthfulChat
http://www.healthfulchat.org/parkinsons-chat-room.html