Parkinson’s Association

Of San Diego

As the leading Parkinson’s resource in San Diego County, the association provides information and referral services, education, support groups, evidence-based exercise programs, community events, social opportunities, compassion and encouragement.

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Our Organization

The Parkinson’s Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of people in our community who are affected by neurological and movement disorders.

In the early 1980’s, a doctor in San Diego by the name of Robert Mowry was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Recognizing that there were no organized services or organizations assisting Parkinson’s families at that time, he and his wife, Mary, formed a small support and discussion group for Parkinson’s patients and their care partners.

For the next 20 years, Mary led the development of what became known as the San Diego Parkinson’s Disease Information and Referral (I&R) Center. The center, housed in a small facility within a San Diego hospital, maintained a referral network and database and provided valuable educational material to health care providers, patients with Parkinson’s disease, and their families. As the benefit of support groups became evident, support groups sprang up throughout San Diego County.

In 1989, Mary’s efforts led to the development of what is now the Parkinson’s Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Mission:

Optimize quality of life for people affected by Parkinson’s disease with programs and services that enhance Mind, Movement and Morale

Vision:

Continue to be the leading Parkinson’s resource in San Diego county, setting a standard for education, support groups, information and referral, evidence based exercise programs, community events, social opportunities, compassion and encouragement

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About
     Us

About Us

The Parkinson's Association of San Diego provides information and referral services, education, support groups, exercise programs, community events, compassion and encouragement.

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Events in
     San Diego

Events

The Parkinson's Association of San Diego lists Parkinson's related events in the San Diego area. Including the "Good Start Program" and "Empowerment for Parkinson's".

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Living with
     Parkinson's

Living with Parkinson's

Parkinson’s disease is not fatal – in fact, you can live a long, happy and fulfilling life with Parkinson’s.
We are here to help make that happen.
 

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Support
     Groups

Support Groups

Complete listings of Parkinson's related Support Groups, Exercise Groups, Music Groups as well as other partners in San Diego's Parkinson's related organizations.
 

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