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American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota

  • The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota provides:

    • a telephone help line
    • counseling and advocacy
    • referrals to community resources
    • collaboration with community support groups statewide
    • handbooks and booklets about the disease
    • a book and video lending library
    • newsletters and website announcements
    • community education for healthcare professionals and families affected by Parkinson's disease.'

    Spring Parkinson's Symposium

    The American Parkinson's Disease Association and the Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson's Disease Research present the Spring Parkinson's Symposium, which will take place on Saturday, May 13 at the Envision Event Center in Oakdale, MN. Envision Event Center is located at 484 Inwood Avenue N, Oakdale MN 55128.

    Conference Highlights include:

    • The Beneficial Effects of Exercise for People with Parkinson's Disease – Dr. Daniel Corcos, Northwestern University
    • Update: Parkinson's Disease Medications Currently in Trials – Dr. Eleanor Orehek, Noran Neurological Clinic
    • Dysphagia and Speech Pathology Issues in Parkinson's Disease – Ann St. Jacque, M.A, CCC-SLP, Minneapolis VA
    • Question and Answer Panel featuring Dr. Eleanor Orehek, Dr. Paul Tuite, Dr. Daniel Corcos, and Dr. Lauren Schrock
    • Exhibitions from Parkinson's Exercise Programs

    This conference is free to attend and lunch will be provided. There is free parking in a surface lot at the venue. This program offers four contact hours of continuing registration.

    For more information or to register, call Anushka at 651-241-8287, or visit

    APDA Minnesota Optimism Walk

    The APDA Minnesota Optimism Walk will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at Roseville Central Park.

    We will meet at the Jaycees Shelter, located at 2540 Lexington Ave N, Roseville MN 55113. Check-in is 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10 a.m..

    Optimism Walks are fun-filled fundraising events! This is a short non-competitive walk with family-friendly activities.

    Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Funds raised at the Optimism Walk provide local support, education and research. The more funds we raise, the more people we can help. Walk with us and help put an end to Parkinson's Disease!

    Register online today at!

    APDA Minnesota Patient Grant Program

    APDA Minnesota has four grant programs available to assist people with Parkinson's disease. The Simple Gifts program focuses on respite services and help at home. There are also programs for exercise, transportation, and medication assistance. Please call 651-241-8297 or email to learn more about these grants. To apply, fill out the Patient Grant Program application. You also can apply for the driving assessment grant.

    Who we serve

    The Information and Referral Center provides information to individuals who have Parkinson's disease, their families, caregivers, allied health professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about how to live well with Parkinson's disease.

    Order education materials.

    Print and post public service fliers:

    Events, classes and resources:

    Call Anushka Mohideen at 651-241-8297.

    Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


    Help us continue this vital service in Minnesota. Donations can be mailed to:

    The Minnesota Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association 
    Abbott Northwestern Hospital, MR 12209
    800 East 28th Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55407

    Please make checks payable to: The Minnesota Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association