Working so no one is isolated because of Parkinson's. Welcome to the PRO website. As our site matures, we are enjoying accolades and appreciation for it's content and easy to access resources. Thank you to all who have given us their feedback. The WELLNESS VILLAGE continues to grow as more and more professionals dedicated to the Parkinson's community offer their services. Read, enjoy, SHARE our site with others... you are not alone. PRO is here for you... Let us know how we may better serve.
WOW! 2015! What an incredible year. On the 17th of this month PRO turns 25 years old! Hard to imagine the miles we have traveled and the milestones we have seen transpire. In 25 years we went from calling the organization "Children of Parkinsonians" (1990-1995) to Parkinson’s Resource Organization; We went from a single support group in West Los Angeles with no attendees to, at times, hosting as many as 15 support groups … [Read More...]
By Ram Bhatt, President, CEO, CSO, ICBI “….similar to the life of a “TREE” that gives fruit and shade for the benefit of others … Passion, Resolve and Dedication of Jo Rosen When Jo Rosen, the President and CEO of Parkinson’s Resource Organization (PRO), told me this month marks her 25th year with PRO, I wanted to take an opportunity to step back from the routine, non-stop endeavor to make the next … [Read More...]
Benefiting Parkinson’s Resource Organization March 6, 2016 This event was originally created by A Charity Affaire in 2006 to provide a multi-charity fundraising venue. Since that time, it has raised $390,000 for 80 different charities. Some charities participate multiple times. Dancing with Our Stars is a Dance Show with participation open to not only charities to use as a fundraising opportunity, but to ‘Amateur’ and ‘Pro/Am’ … [Read More...]
Patient Access Network Foundation (PAN) is committed to helping patients in need get access to their medications by providing co-payment assistance. Patients can submit their application online by answering basic questions. Please check the specific disease page to see if funding is currently available. Please note that only eligible patients will be able to proceed past Step 3. RE: PARKINSON'S … [Read More...]
Coincidence—or divine guidance? At Christmastime, men and women everywhere gather in their churches to wonder anew at the greatest miracle the world has ever known. But the story I like best to recall was not a miracle—not exactly. It happened to a pastor who was very young. His church was very old. Once, long ago, it had flourished. Famous men had preached from its pulpit, prayed before its altar. Rich and poor alike had … [Read More...]
SYMPTOMS, THERAPIES & TIPS Especially during the holidays, swallowing issues need to be kept in check. Drinking plenty of fluids is critical, however, drinking the right texture of fluid is also critical. Liquid that is too thin for some swallowers will increase choking and cause aspiration as well as aspiration pneumonia. It is estimated that more than 100,000 Americans die each year from complications associated with … [Read More...]
By Ronald Fatoullah, Attorney at Law Effective October 13, 2015, home care workers (home health aides, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants) will be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules, which offer minimum wage and overtime wage protections. The 1974 Amendments to the FLSA exempted certain categories of “domestic service” workers who provide “companionship services” and who live in the homes where … [Read More...]