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Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom is a series of seminars with local neurologists, nutrition experts, and other professionals that are able to give information and advice that are pertinent to topics related to Parkinson's Disease. These sessions will include a lecture followed by a Q & A session. Get on our mailing & email lists or call us for more information

Next Pearls of Wisdom Seminar will be in January 2020

Seminar being held in January Date to be announced

Time 6:00 pm

Location NWI Parkinsons activity room

2927 Jewett Ave. Highland Indiana

Topics and Speakers will be announced as soon as we have it arranged. 


November 2019 Speakers

Julie Markowitz RN


Julie Markowitz has been a registered nurse for 27 years, primarily in the hospital setting with a background in the care of  renal, orthopedics, neurology, and critical care patients as well as management experience. She has been with NWI Parkinson's since March of this year. She is now our Parkinson's Educator, Advertising/Web Director, and is a member of our Board of Directors.

Louise Boyd


Louise is the instructor for our Dance for P.D. Classes. She has a wonderful ability for making exercise a fun experience. Louise trained as a professional dancer in London prior to moving to the US and now lives in Munster. Louise is a Group Exercise Instructor, specializing in older adult fitness. In 2017, Louise was selected to study at the prestigious Julliard School in New York with David Leventhal, Director of "Dance for PD", where she became certified to teach Dance for Parkinson Disease.

Dr. Timothy Schlank D.O


Dr. Timothy Schlank is a Acupuncturist based out of Highland, Indiana and his medical specialization is Acupuncturist. He practices at Highland Acupuncture, in Highland Indiana and has the professional credentials of DOM, which stands for Doctor of Oriental Medicine.  Tim Schlank first tried acupuncture 23 years ago and was healed of migraines, asthma and sinusitis that he'd suffered for 20 years. He has a degree in acupuncture and a masters degree in herbal medicine and has traveled the world teaching and practicing Chinese Medicine.

October 2019 Speakers

Jerome Sabo


Jerome Sabo, clinical nutritionist at Methodist Hospital will be speaking at our October 2nd Pearls of Wisdom Seminar. Come join us to see what valuable information he has to share with us pertaining to nutrition and Parkinson's Disease. 

Nutrition is something that affects our daily lives as we all eat every day. Hear how knowing what kinds of foods to eat will help you with your disease process and/or symptom management.

Tamara Jercha


Tamara Jercha is a Zilis Ambassador who will also be speaking at our October 2nd Pearls of Wisdom Seminar. Her topic will be on CBD oil and it's benefits to people suffering from Parkinson's Disease. If you have any thoughts of taking this product, please join us so that you can ensure that you have an educated plan pertaining to dosage, administration, side effects, and for which symptoms it is supposed to help alleviate.