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About Us


Is Growing Faster

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Our Mission

We educate people with Parkinson’s in Iowa on the power of exercise in managing symptoms to have a better quality of life and help them find access to Parkinson’s information, resources, tools, and events that will enrich their lives.

Parkinson’s disease is rapidly growing. Beginning in a person’s forties, the risk of Parkinson’s triples with each passing decade (Strickland et al.). In 2019, 1,000 Americans per week were diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Numbers are rising as they are doubling again, going from 6.3 million worldwide in 2015 to a forecasted 12.9 in 2040. The Midwest and East Coast have the highest per capita of people with Parkinson’s.

Who We Are & What We Do

Exercise can profoundly change a person with Parkinson's life. It has been proven scientifically to slow progression and help manage symptoms.  Exercise and helping others with Parkinson's Disease find the resources to "live well today" are the focus of those at Parkinson's Place Iowa. With our President's appointment as the Iowa Ambassador for the Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's, we feel we can make a difference directly for people with Parkinson's in Iowa. Through Parkinson Place Iowa's education efforts and guidance on how exercise can help a person with PD live a better life be the focus. In addition, expanding our efforts to rural communities is an important goal.

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To see everyone with Parkinson's in Iowa have access to exercise and telemedicine 

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901 57th St

West Des Moines, IA


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