Making a Difference in Parkinson’s Disease

Learn about our passionate team,
and how you can help!

We Care About Maintaining Your Safety.

We recognize the danger that Covid-19 represents to our Parkinson’s Community. Activities have resumed, but we are taking several  precautions. We require all participants to sign a liability waiver, meaning you will participate at your own risk, even though we are trying to create as safe an environment as possible. 
Masks/Face Coverings – Optional
Sanitizing Equipment – Equipment must be wiped down between uses. 
Hand Washing – Please wash your hands before and after class. 
Boxing Gloves – It’s best bring your own, although we do have some extras
Yoga Mats – It’s best to bring your own, although we do have some extras.

Our Team

Our amazing team of
volunteers is committed
to helping others.
Think you would be a good fit?
Contact us: 219-237-2342


Our Services

Our services are offered free
of charge to Parkinson
patients, thanks to all the
helping hands of this
amazing community.


Our Mission
To give Parkinson patients HOPE,
to know that they are not alone,
and that we are bringing them together
for exercise, companionship and to
find ways to improve their quality of life.     


   Our Board of Directors:

Chairman – Elizabeth Woodbury
1st Vice-Chairman – Donald Nagdeman
2nd Vice-Chairman – Dr. Daniel Dunn
Secretary – Lori Plesha
Treasurer – Thomas Woodbury
Carole Bezat, Andrea Dance, Patricia Donaldson, Helen Garrison,
Jeanette Giragos, Julie Markowitz, Derek Morrison, Evelyn Morrison,
Dr. Jennifer Pallone, Sandra Qualls, Dr. Aisha Shareef,
Deborah VanCleef, Kathleen Willman and Madeline Wilson




Tuesday, July 27th

                                                                              Discussion Group  11:00 am.-12:15

“Ask Nurse Julie”, with Julie Markowitz, RN


To Be Determined

To join on Zoom, look for an email link Monday, or see our Facebook page at NWI Parkinsons, or
Copy the blue line below and paste to your address bar to join us:



Friday, August 6th

  5th Annual Summer Outdoor Wellness Party









Friday, August 6th – Annual Summer Wellness Event   

Thursday,  September 23rd – Dinner Style Show  


MONDAYS    11:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Light Full Body Workout
with Krystal Quagliara

TUESDAYS    9:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Yoga for Parkinsons
with Joanne Sypudt

  TUESDAYS   11:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
“Ask Nurse Julie” with Julie Markowitz RN

WEDNESDAYS   12:00 Noon—1:00 p.m.
Dance for Parkinsons
with Louise Boyd

WEDNESDAYS   5:30 p.m.—6:30 p.m.
Kick-Boxing for Parkinsons

with Lori Plesha

THURSDAYS   9:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Yoga for Parkinsons
with Joanne Sypudt

THURSDAYS   9:00 am.—10:00 a.m.
Yoga for Parkinsons
with Jennifer Connelly

Broadway Methodist Hospital
303 E. 89th Ave., Merrillville, IN
Pavilion D

FRIDAY   12:00 Noon—1:00 p.m.
Dance for Parkinsons
with Louise Boyd

Note: All classes are located in our main building at 2927 Jewett Ave. Highland, IN,
(unless otherwise indicated.)