MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OCTOBER 2018 · Parkinson's Resource Organization


Category: Message From The President

My heart runneth over with joy, pride and with gratitude. Thank you so much to all that donated to ROSES FOR ROSEN and to those that left messages, I can only say you are so appreciated. I love hearing from you and what you have to say.

The SUPPORT GROUPS are now in full session in all locations, refer to the back page.

You may have noticed that we just started our campaign of acknowledging the NEW and RENEWED WELLNESS VILLAGE MEMBERS. We are so pleased to be growing our virtual, vetted, video-driven resource directory for you. The additions can be seen on Page 2 of the newsletter as well as on the website

Always pleased to PROvide PROvocative and engaging articles, check out the ICBI UPDATE ON THE ROAD TO THE CURE discussing new insights into Parkinson’s for which they are ready, on this page. Very interesting is FORGOING MEDICAL REHAB NEEDS BECAUSE THE THERAPIST Doesn't TAKE INSURANCE; HOW TO FALL AND GET BACK UP SAFELY By Michaela Hayward For Liftup Inc. PALLIATIVE CARE ADDRESSING NON-MOTOR SYMPTOMS By Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD, HMDC - Physician, Family Hospice Care and 10 NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES THAT MAY CAUSE DEPRESSION By Therese Borchard.

Join us in making a difference in your life or the life of a loved one this MONTH by donating. Without YOU, we could never do all that we do. Supporting us is simple: Make monthly donations through our safe PayPal donation page at or mail your donation to our office in Palm Desert, CA.      

Until next month, REMEMBER World Smile Day the 5th, Columbus Day on the 8th, Bosses Day on the 16th, National Chocolate Day is on the 28thth and Halloween on the 31st. The flower is the Calendula (Marigold), and the Birthstone Opal or Tourmaline. ALWAYS remember to CELEBRATE YOU and PRAY FOR OUR TROOPS!


Jo Rosen

Founder & President


Parkinson’s Resource Organization’s

Newsworthy Notes

October 2018, Issue No. 311

Published Monthly

Parkinson’s Resource Organization

74­478 Highway 111, No. 102

Palm Desert, CA 92260­4112



Board of Directors:

Governing Board:

Jo Rosen, President, and Founder

William R. Remery, Esq., Elder Law


Michael Rudder, Director at Large

Michael Lu, Director at Large

Kaya Kouvonen


Advisory Board:

Jacob Chodakiewitz, MD

Patricia Dunay

David Swope, M.D.

Dr. Ana Lorenz

Claude Valenti, OD, FCOVD,

Dana Bernstein, Advertising Director

Sue DuBrin


Honorary Board Member:

Greg A. Gerhardt, Ph.D.

Michel Lévesque, M.D.

Stephen Macht, Actor/Director

Trini Lopez, International Singer-Songwriter



Maria Elias

Debbie Stein

Roger Rignack MBA


Gone, but not forgotten:

Alan Rosen, FAIA

Elina Ostern

Jerry Bernstein

Jack Hiss, MD

Phil Gustlin, Esq

Dr. S. Jerome Tamkin

Kenneth Slade

Shirley Kreiman


Founding Members:

Jo Rosen, Founder

Arnie Kronenberger (deceased)

Catherine Buckingham

Jennifer Reinke

Darlene Fogel

Chuck Koch

Alan Rosen, FAIA (deceased)

Wayne Friedlander

Paul Rosen

Elaine Vacca

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Parkinson's Resource Organization
74785 Highway 111
Suite 208
Indian Wells, CA 92210

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(760) 773-5628

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(877) 775-4111

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Updated: August 16, 2017