Delay the Disease Training

Delay the Disease Training

Evidenced-Based Concepts for Planning and Implementing a Parkinson’s-Specific Community Exercise Class using the Delay the Disease Parkinson’s Fitness Program

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DATE: Thursday, July 18th– Friday, July 19th

                                TIME: 11:30 am– 5:00pm Thursday; 8:00am– 3:00pm Friday

                    LOCATION: Ramada Wyndham Midtown Grand Island

 2503 S. Locust St.

           Grand Island, NE 68801

Parkinson’s Nebraska is thrilled to host a Delay the Disease training in Grand Island, NE. Delay the Disease program co-founders, Jackie Russell and David Zid, will be joining us from OhioHealth to share their evidence-based program with trainers and professionals to create an impact on the lives of those living with Parkinson’s across the Midwest region.

This 1.5-day training, participants will  broaden their understanding of Parkinson’s disease and become Parkinson’s–specific with respect to exercise and physical therapy. They will be able to integrate Parkinson’s Disease knowledge with teaching techniques, assessments, and evaluation tools to create and lead a comprehensive community-based PD-specific exercise program. Each participant will become a certified Delay the Disease Instructor.

Parkinson’s Nebraska believes providing education is our biggest tool in advocating for the Parkinson’s community. We know that the professionals who work directly with Parkinson’s patients each day have an incredible power to make an impact, and we believe in investing in you.

We are proud to offer this training to licensed professionals at no cost (must be licensed PT, OT, PTA, COTA, RN, AT, Exercise Physiologist, ACE, ACSM, NCSA, ISSA to attend). A $100 refundable deposit that will be refunded at the completion of the training is required. A separate email with payment information will be sent after completing the application.

Attendees will be provided with:

  • Registration costs
  • All meals throughout the event
  • Special dinner presentation by our guest speaker
  • One night stay in hotel
  • $25-$75 mileage stipend
    • Carpool Incentive available

The schedule for this training is available by clicking here.

We Won the Grant!

We are so thrilled to share that Parkinson’s Nebraska was awarded a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation to help support the Delay the Disease training!

“The support we’re receiving from the Parkinson’s Foundation community grant will help us to provide up to 40 professionals with the training and tools to implement a Delay the Disease exercise program in their communities and to improve quality of life through symptom management,” said Amber Winter. “We are thrilled that we can now provide people with Parkinson’s and their care partners this unique program that will change the way they live with PD for the better.”

Thank you so much to the Parkinson’s Foundation for supporting this training and helping us make an impact in the Parkinson’s community!

Grant Training Awardees

Wow! We are amazed by the overwhelming response from the professional community! Thank you so much to everyone who applied or helped spread the word on the Delay the Disease training. We received over 70 applications from professionals dedicated to the Parkinson’s community across the state and Midwest region!!

Originally, we to send 40 professionals with the Parkinson’s Foundation community grant. But because of the incredible interest from the community and many quality applications, Parkinson’s Nebraska has committed to funding an additional 17 training attendees!

Our goal in bringing the Delay the Disease training is to Nebraska was to make it accessible and increase the number of Parkinson’s-specific exercise classes in rural and under-served committees. At the end of this training, there will be:

  • 56 Nebraska professionals trained in designing and implements a community-based Parkinson’s-specific exercise program
  • 30 communities with new or improved Parkinson’s exercise programming
  • 21 new Parkinson’s- specific exercise classes in 18 different cities across the state
    • 14 of these will serve rural or under-served communities
  • 5 classes that will incorporate the knowledge and tools from the training to improve an existing exercise class
    • 4 of these classes are in rural or under-served communities
  • 4 current Delay the Disease classes that will be able to add additional class offerings and have qualified substitutes
    • 2 of these classes are in rural or under-served communities

Click here a full listing of the grant awardees and their organizations.

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