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Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Hosts a
Free Rally Walk and 5K

Donations are Encouraged to Benefit the Oklahoma
Nonprofit

(April 3, 2019)  The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma is
hosting the 9th annual Parkinson’s Rally Walk and 5K at Wheeler Park
on the Oklahoma River.  The event will
take place on Sunday, May 5th with registration beginning at 1:00 p.m. and the
sanctioned 5K […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What People With Parkinson’s Are Doing: Gene Werner

A
diagnosis does not define you. This is a motto that encompasses how Gene Werner
lives his life with Parkinson’s.  Prior
to being diagnosed at the age of 71, Gene worked in several different
fields.  He has a Bachelors in Nursing
and Masters in Public Health.  He retired
around the age of 70 ready to enjoy life with his wife.

Gene’s
first symptoms […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rob Rooker Receives the Jim Keating Award

The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma recently awarded Rob Rooker its annual Jim Keating Award for his service and leadership for the Parkinson’s community in Southwestern Oklahoma. Rob voluntarily led the first Lawton Parkinson’s Rally Walk & 5k. Following this success, the Foundation hired Rob part time as its Southwestern Oklahoma Director. Since this time, Rob […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bruce McIntyre Awarded Visionary Caregiving Award

Bruce McIntyre, Edmond resident and Executive Director ofthe Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma, was recently awarded the VisionaryCaregiving Award in Chicago at the National Caregiving Conference.  As a caregiver for his wife for the past 14 years, Bruce is also the author of ThriveAnyway: 12 Lessons After 12 Years of Chronic Illness and Caregiving, ParkinsonPositive with […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Parkinson’s People Are Doing: James York

When diagnosed with an illness, a person can react in many different ways.  When James York received the news in August of 2011 at the age of 58 that he had Parkinson’s, he made the decision to remain positive.  Like anyone, bad days do come, but James says he has a way of refocusing himself.   […]

By |August 31st, 2018|What Parkinson's People Are Doing|1 Comment

Thrive Anyway!

For Anyone Facing Adversity

You are living with two parallel realities, two parallel truths.

Part of your experience in caregiving and living with a difficult condition is frustrating, maddening, depressing, and difficult. But this is not the only reality.

At the same time, you may also experience beauty, love, peace, kindness, and courage. Easily, you will notice the […]

By |August 21st, 2018|Adversity|0 Comments