<![CDATA[Parkinson's Association of SWFL - Blog]]>Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:19:33 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[STUDY SHOW EXERCISE BENEFITS WITH PD]]>Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:47:38 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/study-show-exercise-benefits-with-pd
In March 2020, the Parkinson’s Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine convened thought leaders in exercise, physical therapy, exercise research, medicine, and PD community-based exercise programs. The outcome of the meeting included new exercise recommendations to provide safe and effective guidance on physical activity to people with PD and to certified exercise professionals working with them. 
The new exercise guidelines include recommended frequency, intensity, time, type, volume, and progression of exercises that are safe and effective for people with Parkinson’s across four domains: aerobic activity, strength training, balance/agility/multitasking, and stretching. For more information on the new exercise, guidelines CLICK HER
<![CDATA[Announcing Mary C. Schoeffel Executive Director]]>Fri, 22 Jan 2021 18:35:58 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/announcing-mary-c-schoeffel-executive-director
Please join me in welcoming our new Executive Director Mary C. Schoeffel
On behalf of the board of directors, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Mary C, Schoeffel as the new Executive Director of the Parkinson’s Association of SWFL.

Mary brings with her a remarkably strong background as a Certified Professional Fundraising Executive, in addition to a wealth of knowledge and experience in successfully leading non-profit human services and arts organizations. We believe Mary will provide the leadership and direction to build on the enormous growth our organization has experienced over the past few years.
We are confident Mary is the right leader to work alongside our dedicated staff, board, volunteers, and our entire community as we enter a new phase of growth and opportunity.

I hope you will join me in welcoming Mary to our organization, and take the opportunity to join us at our 22nd Annual Step-Up for Parkinson's Walk on February 13, 2021, where you will have the opportunity to meet Mary in person.


Bill Morgan
Board Chair
Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida
2575 Northbrooke Plaza Dr. #300
Naples, FL 34119
Office: 239-417-3465
Cell: 513-484-9356

From Mary C. Schoeffel

Dear Members and friends,

I am thrilled for the opportunity to build on the tremendous work the staff, board, and volunteers have done to serve our members and the thousands of people here in Southwest Florida diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and work with all of our members, volunteers, and the greater Southwest Florida Community. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, or if I can be of any assistance to you.

I look forward to meeting everyone at our 22nd Annual Step-Up for Parkinson's walk.


Mary C. Schoeffel
Executive Director
Parkinson Association of Southwest Florida
2575 Northbrooke Plaza Dr. #300
Naples, FL 34119
Office: 239-417-3465
<![CDATA[Be prepared for the next storm]]>Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:36:38 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/be-prepared-for-the-next-storm
Be prepared for the next storm by attending the Hurricane Safety Drive Thru offered on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 10:00am-Noon at Lely Palms Retirement Community, 1000 Lely Palms Drive, Naples, FL 34113.

RSVP by July 28 to:
<![CDATA[Support us while you shop on Amazon]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:58:20 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/support-us-while-you-shop-on-amazon

​Did you know that you can donate to The Parkinson's Association of SouthWest Florida every time you shop on Amazon?

It's easy to sign up and easy to use. It is the same as shopping through Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features, the difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Click here to sign up and start supporting us every time you shop on Amazon.
<![CDATA[Support the Parkinson's Association when you purchase a mask]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:49:14 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/support-the-parkinson-association-when-you-purchase-a-mask

The Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida is participating with Face Forward to raise money by offering high Performance Face masks to our community.

This high- tech Face mask has a three layer construction that repels liquids, has an activated carbon filter to capture particulate, and a breathable liner to increase comfort.

Go to WWW.FACEFORWARD.SHOP and use discount code Parkinson for $2 or more off per mask and a contribution of $5 to Parkinson’s Society of SWFL

Upgrade the Performance of your mask Click for more
<![CDATA[Free Robotic Pet or MP3 Player]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 12:41:05 GMThttp://parkinsonassociationswfl.org/blog/free-robotic-pet-or-mp3-player
Are you feeling isolated at home during social distancing? We want to share a great opportunity for you to receive a source of comfort and companionship free of charge from The Florida Department of Elder Affairs. You can choose either:
  • MP3 player loaded with music from different genres or
  • The JoyForAll robotic therapy pets.
If you are interested, please call the office at 239-417-3465 as there are only a limited number of these items available. We will be happy to assist you with the application process.