August 03, 2020 Posted by Kim Williams, Director of IPF BlogChoose To MoveParinson's ExerciseParkinson's Disease

How I Choose to Move

I like routines, so each morning starts the same. I get up feed the dogs, make my coffee, and have my coffee with Jesus time. After the caffeine has kicked in, I am ready to move. Some days I enjoy a quiet run by myself. Just me and the outdoors. Some runs are easier than …

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July 01, 2020 Posted by Jessie Hillock, M.A. CCC-SLP, CDP BlogParkinson's Disease

Speech and Swallowing disorders in Parkinson Disease

Individuals and families coping with Parkinson Disease have several key members as part of their care team, but one member that isn’t always first to be thought of is a speech-language pathologist. Speech-language pathologists specialize in treatment of voice and swallowing disorders, and research indicates that 75-90% of individuals with Parkinson Disease experience speech and …

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June 24, 2020 Posted by Addie Cunningham, Program Director Indiana Parkinson Foundation BlogRecipes

Banana Pound Cake

INGREDIENTS: 3 tsp. Plus 3 cups Sugar, divided 1 cup Butter, softened 6 Eggs 1 cup Mashed Ripe Bananas (about 2 medium) 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract ½ tsp. Lemon Extract 3 cups All-Purpose Flour ¼ tsp. Baking Soda 1 cup (8 ounces) Sour Cream GLAZE: 1 ½ cups Confectioners’ Sugar ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract …

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June 17, 2020 Posted by Don Waterman, Blog

A Good Man

Born on this day, December 12, 1931, in a house near some trees at 69 and Greenfield Avenue. Moved to a log cabin near the amphitheater entrance. He was the second boy and fifth of eleven children. As a child he got Scarlet Fever, which led to a kidney infection, that nearly took his life. …

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May 05, 2020 Posted by Chuck Tobar, Board Member - Indiana Parkinson Foundation BlogGiving TuesdayGratefulness


Gratitude is always a good play Gratitude is making a curtain-call these days as we begin to weaken the death grip that the corono-virus has on our world. The use of the term “world” is intentional as we are raising up out of the collective fog that has enveloped our world over the last 30 …

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May 03, 2020 Posted by Kate Lineback, Former IPF Board Member and Founding Family BlogGratefulness

Thank You Jesus

Gratitude. It comes easily when things are going well. Thank you, Lord, for the promotion…the vacation…the obedient kids…good health…when everything on the list is neatly checked off. But, what about when life isn’t so neatly wrapped up with a bow on top? When there is no promotion, but a loss of a job? When there …

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May 02, 2020 Posted by Lyndsay Waterman, Former Board member and Founder of Indiana Parkinson Foundation BlogGratefulness

The Blessing Jar

An attitude of gratitude was a quality that was instilled in me as a child. I’m grateful that my parents chose the “glass half full” approach and, as much as possible, would maintain a positive attitude through all of life’s ups and downs. While it didn’t always come easy, and I’m sure there were many …

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May 01, 2020 Posted by Avie Lineback, Granddaughter of IPF Founder BlogGratefulness

Gratefulness is Thankfulness

Gratitude for me is being thankful for the little things. Reading a verse that shows me the vastness of God, the feel of sand between my toes at the beach, hearing a beautiful song, seeing the awe-inspiring sky. It’s easy to be thankful for the obvious things like a house and groceries, but gratitude is …

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May 01, 2020 Posted by Amy Shankland, Grant Writer for Indiana Parkinson Foundation BlogGratefulness

Grateful Amid Global Crisis

I’m grateful for so much during this global crisis – it’s hard to stay within my word limit! Instead, I’ll list the top six blessings I’ve witnessed. The caring, hard-working staff members at my mother’s assisted living facility who are bravely watching out for their residents to keep them safe and healthy. All of the …

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April 28, 2020 Posted by Bob Bachman, CLIMB trainer at Parkview Health and Fitness in Ft. Wayne, IN BlogGratefulnessParkinson's DiseaseThe CLIMB

Parkinsons Patient’s: Always Grateful

During this time of uncertainty, when many of us are feeling disoriented, overwhelmed and scared, I hope everyone in our Parkinson’s family throughout the state is keeping safe and secure. As one of the instructors of The Climb program at Parkview Health & Fitness Center in Fort Wayne, IN, I have come to realize that …

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