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The Parkinson's Connection is a 501(c)3 organization serving the Central
New Mexico counties of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Valencia, and Torrance.
Our mission is to build a community of wellness and hope by connecting people and resources.
We're here to connect you with:
A help line (505 261-0320) answered by local healthcare professionals, caregivers and people with Parkinson’s who can talk with you, guide you, or just listen.
Others on the same journey through learning circles and social events
Wellness classes: exercise, voice and more to come
Innovative ways to reduce isolation and loneliness
Community resources, information and educational events
LIST OF PARKINSON'S ORGANIZATIONs in our area
Over the last few years, several Parkinson's organizations have become active in Central New Mexico. We pulled this list together to help you understand who they are and what they do.
We are ready to think outside the box, partner with others, learn from those we serve and work to meet their needs. One of our first projects is an early education kit that's shared at time of diagnosis. We're exploring a new approach to support and are already working to engage Hispanic and younger onset groups.
This is an exciting time for all of us. The development of the Movement Disorders Center at the University of New Mexico holds promise of more movement specialists and a comprehensive approach to treatment.
Your comments, questions and suggestions are always welcome. Please contact us by email or at 505 261-0320. We're looking forward to the future and hope you'll join us.
The Connection Team
Board of Directors
Cindy Brown, LBSW, Director of Care Services, Senior1, President
Kimberly O'Roark, CTRS, CDP, Community Outreach Mgr, IMA Clinical Research, Vice-President
Vanessa Davis, DBS Territory Mgr, Abbott Pharmaceuticals, Secretary
Stephanie Nitschke, Research Assistant, The Mind Research Network, Treasurer
Steve O'Neill, Board Member
Nicole Gallegos, SLP, Corrales Voice & Speech Therapy, LLC
Doreen Rosenberg, Pharmacist, retired
Patty Ruybal, LMT, Board Member
Andrea Vigil, MSW, Support Group Facilitator
Gloria Carol, Office Coordinator
Contact us if you'd like to contribute your time and talent.