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Who We Are

Our mission is to support the fight against Parkinson’s Disease by improving quality of life through exercise, education, research and awareness.

How

We have been leading Parkinson’s specific classes and programs for over a decade. 

Such As

Rock Steady Boxing, Fight Back with Fitness, various support groups, group outings and educational seminars & symposiums.

Who We Are

Our mission is to support the fight against Parkinson’s Disease by improving quality of life through exercise, education, research and awareness.

How

We have been leading Parkinson’s specific classes and programs for over a decade. 

Such As

Rock Steady Boxing, Fight Back with Fitness, various support groups, group outings and educational seminars & symposiums.

NPI Walk to End Parkinson's

April 6, 2024

Join us for a meaningful journey at our Walk to End Parkinson’s! Lace up your sneakers and step forward to make strides in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Together, we’ll walk towards a future of hope, support, and awareness. Every step counts in our collective effort to make a positive impact on the lives affected by Parkinson’s.

Thanks to NPI’s partnership with Bill Collins Ford and Lincoln, your chance to win a Brand New, All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV is now here! With every ticket purchased, 100% of the proceeds will go to back to the local Parkinson’s Community.

Our Promises to You

1

All of our programs & classes are entirely free of cost to the Parkinson’s and Neuro Community.

2

Our approach for every program will always be centered around our community and its needs. Our goals are your goals.

3

Each individuals safety is our top priority. Whether it’s in an exercise class or at home, we work to provide you the skills, knowledge and strength to keep you at your best anywhere you may be.

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder that can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech, and sensory function. It is estimated there are more than 1 million people in the United States diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed each year.

Parkinson's Statistics

Brain

Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological disease.

90000

Approximately 90,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease yearly. More than 10 million worldwide.

Exercise

Studies have proven that physical exercise is the only proven way to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms.

Brain

Parkinson’s is the fastest-growing neurological disease.

90000

Approximately 90,000 are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease yearly. More than 10 million worldwide.

Exercise

Studies have proven that physical exercise is the only proven way to slow the progression of Parkinson’s symptoms.

Parkinson's Symptoms

Motor Symptoms

  • Involuntary trembling/tremor
  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia) and difficulty initiating movement
  • Postural and gait changes
  • Erratic muscle movements (dyskinesia)

Non-Motor Symptoms

  • Physical symptoms, such as vision problems and digestive disorders
  • “Parkinson’s Pain,” including neuropathy
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Cognitive changes, including Parkinson’s dementia
  • Psychiatric issues, such as hallucinations or delusions
  • Emotional symptoms, including depression, anxiety

The National Parkinson's Institute Calendar

You can also click here to add the National Parkinson’s Calendar to your own calendar! 

Upcoming Events

Trivia Night at Flanagan’s

Tease your brain and support a great cause! Join National Parkinson’s Institute at Flanagan’s Alehouse on Saturday, March 2nd for a night of Trivia. Doors open at

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Walk to End Parkinson’s

Join us for a meaningful journey at our Parkinson’s Moving Forward Together Walk! Lace up your sneakers and step forward to make strides in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. Together, we’ll walk towards a future of hope, support, and awareness.

Read More »

NPI News

Most Admired CEOs

National Parkinson’s Institute is honored to announce that Eric has been selected as one of Business First’s 25 Most Admired CEOs in 2022!

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Classes & Programs Schedule

Rock Steady Boxing

Monday-Thursday
10:30–11:30 AM 

Proformance Health and Wellbeing
2041 River Road
Louisville, KY  40206

Zoom option available Tuesdays/Thursdays

Rock Steady Fitness

Miralea
Tuesday, 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

Masonic’s Louisville Campus
3701 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Olmstead
Tuesday, 1–2 PM

Masonic Homes 320 Joe Conway Cir.
Louisville, KY 40041

Dance Classes

Dance Classes with David Thurmond

Every Monday
4:30–5:30Pm

3rd Floor conference Room at
UofL Medical Center
East Dutchman’s Lane
Louisville, KY 40207

Caregiver Support Group

Every 4th Tuesday of the Month
5:15-6:15PM

Miralea Active Lifestyle Community at Masonic’s Louisville Campus
3701 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

Speaker Led Support Group

First Saturday of Every Month
11 AM–12 PM

UofL Medical Center East
3920 Dutchmans Ln. 
Louisville, KY 40207

Peer Led Support Group

Second Friday of Every Month
11 AM–12 PM

Masonic Homes  — Miralea
320 Conway Cir. 
Louisville, KY 40041

Essential Tremor Support Group

3rd Tuesday of the Month
5:30–6:30 PM

On Zoom!

Dystonia Support Group Meeting — In Person!

2nd Tuesday of the Month
5–6 PM

UofL Medical Center East:
First Floor Conference Room
3920 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville KY 40207