The staff and physicians of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center have assembed the list of links below to aid those suffering from Parkinson's disease in gathering the knowledge and acquiring the services they need to successfully manage the disease. (Please note: This list of websites may be of interest or information to you. These websites are independent of Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) and Barrow Neurological Institute. As such, Barrow and CHW do not endorse or sponsor any of these sites, nor do we vouch for the any of the information contained within these sites.)
Administration on Aging
A comprehensive overview of a wide variety of topics, programs and services related to aging. Whether you are an older individual, a caregiver, a community service provider, a researcher, or a student.
America Parkinson Disease Association - West
Information on young onset PD, support groups, physicians, news, and the latest research regarding Parkinson's disease.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Information for older adults that covers subjects such as wellness, health care coverage, and educational materials.
Area Agency on Aging
Information regarding all aspects of senior care, such as: employment, senior centers, congregate meals, adult day services, volunteer opportunities, chore services, home health, emergency assistance, personal care services, respite care, senior housing, elder abuse programs, and ombudsman services.
Arizona Attorney General's Office
Printable copies of Arizona's "Life Care Planning" documents.
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living
Information & referral, peer support, home modifications, independent living skills instruction, personal and home health assistance, Americans with Disabilities Act training and compliance surveys, consumer advocacy, and a variety of other community integration and transitional services.
Arizona Chapter of the National Parkinson Foundation
Committed to supporting research, education and services as they impact the Parkinson community—the organization strives to increase active membership by encouraging an awareness of local, national, and worldwide research while aiding and affirming support groups. The non profit organization supports educational programs and effective networking and at the same time is active in raising sufficient funds to unify the Parkinson community by improving communication between groups. The AZNPF was established in 1995 and has a growing number of members: care receivers, care givers, friends and just plain interested persons. The all volunteer board of directors sponsors a variety of activities and events, including an annual meeting and monthly support groups, where members learn the latest news in research and political activities and exchange views with others.
Arizona Governor's Council on Aging
Information about current and future government programs for seniors.
Arizona Health Care Association
Consumer information on skilled nursing facility care and assisted living, government financial assistance, long-term care insurance, and other pertinent information necessary to make knowledgeable decisions regarding long-term health care.
Assistive Technology in Arizona
Promotes increased access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and their families while facilitating the development of a consumer-responsive AT service delivery system. Program staff work with consumers, service providers, state agencies, private industry, legislators, and other interested individuals to facilitate the development of a statewide system to provide AT services.
The Baehr Challenge creates awareness regarding fitness as a treatment for Parkinson's disease while funding scientific research for better treatments and a cure.
California Parkinson's Group
The CPG is a loosely knit organization of Parkinson's patients, their spouses, families and supportive friends. Initially conceived as a meeting ground for people with early onset Parkinson's Disease, it provides a forum for ideas, camaraderie and activism for patients within the pre-retirement demographic. Their mission is to foster support and collaboration among friends and families with young onset Parkinson's Disease through dialogue, education and involvement in the medical research community.
Capital Area Parkinson's Society
The Capital Area Parkinson's Society (CAPS) was founded in 1984 to address the needs of people with Parkinson's disease, their families, friends and carepartners. CAPS is a non-profit organization, serving the Central Texas community. Membership in CAPS is open to anyone with an interest in Parkinson's disease.
Operates message boards and Q & A forums relating to tips and techniques used by different caregivers.
Celebrity Fight Night
Information regarding Celebrity Fight Night, a charity event that benefits the MAPC and the Movement Disorders Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute.
Community Information and Referral
A database of over 2000 agencies includes government and private nonprofit organizations, self-help groups, civic clubs, professional associations, and much more.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Information regarding the broad spectrum of medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care the VA offers. Their goal is to share information about these benefits and services to make it as east as possible for you to receive the care you need.
Award-winning site designed to be a research hub for both professionals and family members looking for information on eldercare and long term care, and includes links to information on legal, financial, medical, and housing issues, as well as policy, research, and statistics.
Family Caregiver Alliance Website
A public voice for caregivers. Illuminating the daily challenges they face. Offering them with assistance they so desperately need and deserve through education, services, research and advocacy.
Focus on a Cure Foundation for Parkinson's
Tools, resources and education that members of the Parkinson's community need to better understand this disease and help in the fight to find a cure.
Foundation for Senior Living
Information regarding technical assistance provided through the Foundation, including employment and volunteer opportunities, adult day service, adult home care and respite services.
Fountain Hills Parkinson Support Group
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness of Parkinson's disease and to providing information and support to all members. The group reaches out to the community through its Adopt-a-Street program and other volunteer activities. Group meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Fountain Hills Community Center.