Pass to Pass

posted Feb 2, 2021, 10:47 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Feb 2, 2021, 10:50 AM ]

Looking for a once in a lifetime adventure?!

Pass to Pass is a nonprofit dedicated to raising Parkinson’s disease awareness while supporting hikers with PD.  This group of volunteers (and llamas!) offers multi-day hiking trips on the Pacific Crest Trail in both Washington and Oregon. Participants are being recruited now for these exciting summer 2021 events.  For more details and information visit or contact Bill Meyer at 509-991-1212 or

Neuro Life Online Programs

posted Nov 18, 2020, 8:47 AM by Missoula PDSG

Neuro Life Online®  puts you in touch—in real-time—with a community of experts and movement disorder allies. Wherever you live, through interactive access, we address everyday strategies and the potential of the whole person to live, move and thrive. Our online programs break down the twin barriers of isolation and distance. Through the power of connectivity, we’ll reach you in your home environment and shine a light on real-world strategies.

Meetings Suspended Until Further Notice

posted Sep 1, 2020, 8:20 AM by Missoula PDSG

We have decided not to resume support group meetings until the coronavirus is no longer a threat.  Meetings of the Missoula Parkinson's Disease Support Group are hereby suspended until further notice.

May Meeting Cancelled

posted May 2, 2020, 9:44 PM by Missoula PDSG

The May meeting of the Missoula Parkinson’s Disease Support Group has been cancelled due to ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic.  We hope to resume meeting in September.  If you would like to stay in touch with the group, remember to visit our Facebook page:  

Missoula Parkinson's Support Group on Facebook

April Meeting Cancelled

posted Mar 16, 2020, 3:33 PM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Mar 28, 2020, 11:50 AM ]

The Ronald McDonald House has suspended use of their conference room for meetings until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Our April meeting is therefore cancelled and our May meeting is questionable.  Let’s hope that this virus blows over quickly, without harming many people.  Best wishes to everyone.

Here is a link to an informative YouTube video by Dr. Soania Mathur, entitled COVID-19 and Parkinson's Disease - What do I need to know.

Tango for Parkinson's

posted Mar 13, 2020, 8:38 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 9:04 AM ]

An introductory Tango class for people with Parkinson's will be held on Sundays, March 29, April 5, April 19, & April 26 at the Missoula Senior Center.  No experience or partner is needed.  Learn with physical therapy students as dance partners.  $5 per class or $15 for all 4 classes.

To register, click here

Questions?  Call Rachel at (775) 721-6013

March Meeting

posted Feb 28, 2020, 8:26 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Mar 12, 2020, 4:20 PM ]

The Missoula Parkinson’s Disease Support Group met at 1:00pm on Thursday, March 12.  Jolyn Ortega, a certified yoga therapist, discussed the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga therapy for PD.  Christopher Ludwig, a local pharmacy intern, then discussed medications used to treat PD symptoms, reviewed common side effects and interactions, and answered questions.

February Meeting

posted Jan 10, 2020, 8:26 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Feb 13, 2020, 3:29 PM ]

The Missoula Parkinson’s Disease Support Group met at 1:00pm on Thursday, February 13 at the Ronald McDonald House.

Stefan Kolis, managing attorney with Montana Elder Law discussed wills, trusts, and other estate planning issues.  He provided us with some valuable information, summarized in the PowerPoint presentation below.

Neuroscience Lecture Series

posted Dec 19, 2019, 8:44 AM by Missoula PDSG

January Meeting

posted Dec 14, 2019, 8:53 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Jan 10, 2020, 8:09 AM ]

At our January meeting Dick Dill (a support group member) gave a two part presentation:  First, he offered some advice to help non-science trained people use science to investigate Parkinson's disease.  Secondly, he  discussed some of the more unusual alternative treatments that he has used or explored including Theracycle, photobiomodulation, meditation, marijuana, etc.  He also discussed the results of the Nilotinib trial that he was signed up for.

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