In the United States, it has been estimated that more than 1 million people have Parkinson's Disease (PD). In Colorado the estimate is 15,000 and in Larimer County there are at least 900 suffering from this chronic disease.

The Parkinson's Support Group in Larimer County (PSGLC) has more than 100 members including PD patients, their caregivers, family and friends, health professionals and other interested parties.

The Larimer County Parkinson’s Support meeting is held the first Wednesday of each month at:
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive
10:15am to 12:30pm.
Visitors and newcomers are always welcome. There is no admission charge.

Next Meeting - Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ruth Rice, PT, UC Health
Agnieszka Burzynska, PhD, Asst.Prof.
CSU Dept. of Human Dev. & Family Studies

10:30 - 12:30
Prairie Sage Room
Fort Collins Senior Center

Two presenters will share the program at the meeting of the Parkinson‘s Support Group in Larimer County on October 4. Ruth Rice, PT, of UC Health in Fort Collins, has a long history of research in collaboration with the CSU Department of Music Therapy on the effect of music on neurologic performance. She conducts a music therapy exercise class weekly for persons with Parkinson’s disease. She will demonstrate some of the principles and movements used in her class.
Agnieszka Burzynska, PhD, Assistant  Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU, received her education in Italy and Germany, where she studied Biotechnology, Neuroscience and Psychology. Her research interest is in brain health, including neuroplasticity during the aging process. She will report on the results of her study on the effect of dance and group participation in changing the brain’s cellular structure.

As time permits, informal group discussions will take place during the second hour. Admission is free. Refreshments are available. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome.

HARDY Parkinson's Support Group

Next Meeting: Monday November 13, 6pm 
Community Room at Council Tree Library,
2733 Council Tree Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80525

Targeted for Highly Active, Recently Diagnosed or Young-Onset People with Parkinson’s

HARDY Parkinson's group meets approximately every 6 weeks.  Watch your inbox for meeting dates.


Volunteers Needed!

 The Biocollective company needs more volunteers for its research to gain information on possible associations between genetic factors and gastrointestinal bacteria in relation to Parkinson's disease. If you haven't already participated by sending in a stool sample, please consider doing so.
Please contact Jake at or 413-822-4990 for further information. A great big Thank You to those who have already participated! We've received an update that some results and feedback will be available soon. Only through volunteers can progress be made toward an understanding and cure of disease! 

Dr. Chris Hageseth
Dr. Chris Hageseth, Director

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Donald Gaymon (Home Watch Caregivers) has volunteered to give a ride to our meeting if someone is not able to find a ride. His number is 970-227-9095.

Please note our bad weather policy:  If schools close due to weather problems, we will not hold a regular support group meeting on that day.

Click here to download a copy of the PD Support for Daily Living packet. The information in this packet will help guide you in the management of your disease.

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