Patient Resources

Overnight Stays

Several local hotels offer ‘caring’ rate discounts for patients and their families. Rates are set by the hotels. They are based on occupancy and can change at any time. Your physician can provide a note verifying a patient’s family, if needed. This can be provided by your physician’s office. Please call Patient Relations at University of Cincinnati Medical Center at (513) 584-6201 if you need assistance.

Support Groups & Exercise Classes

Daniel Drake Center offers exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s disease will be held in 8-week sessions. The classes will take place at the Wellness Center, located on the A level. This is specifically designed for people with Parkinson’s disease and is based on the most current research and established exercise guidelines. It includes stretching, strengthening and coordination exercises and is appropriate for people at various stages of Parkinson’s disease. For more information, call (513) 418-5867.

Parkinson Support and Wellness offers many support and exercise groups throughout region. A full listing of  support groups and exercise classes can be accessed at parkinsoncincinnati.org.  Contact Parkinson Support & Wellness with questions at (513) 558-0113 or (877) 489-1110 or by email at info@parkinsoncincinnati.org.

UC James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders offers a support group for patients and families on the second Thursday of every month (there will be no meetings December through February) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the UC Health Women’s Center Community Room, 7675 Wellness Way, Suite 4000, West Chester, Ohio 45069.  For more information, contact Michanne Davis, LISW-S at Michanne.davis@uchealth.com or 513-475-8792.

Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) Caregivers Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2:00pm-3:00pm at 5373 Merten Drive Mason, OH 45040.  Contact Vicki Werden for more information at 513-874-3002 or vwerden@gmail.com

Art Therapy

In collaboration with University of Cincinnati’s Pre-Art Therapy Program, the UC James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Center for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders offers Creativity in Motion, an art therapy group for people with a movement disorder. Art therapy is a creative process, which encourages people to express and understand emotions and cope with symptoms. No art experience is necessary.  The group meets from 11a.m.-12:30 pm, on the second and fourth Mondays of the month (September through December) at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute Outpatient Building, Multipurpose Room 1109, 1st Floor, 3113 Bellevue Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.  For more information, contact Michanne Davis, LISW-S at Michanne.davis@uchealth.com or 513-475-8792.

Sunflower Revolution (Sunflower Rev It Up)

The Sunflower Revolution is an annual celebratory weekend event that raises funds for Parkinson’s research, promotes wellness within the Cincinnati area’s Parkinson’s disease community and heightens the public’s awareness of Parkinson’s disease. The Sunflower Revolution was named and founded by Kathleen Krumme, a Cincinnati cyclist and bicycle shop manager whose father suffered from Parkinson’s disease. The sunflower is not only a common sight at the Tour de France, the world’s most famous cycling event, it is also a symbol of hope.

You can review presentations (2018) from past Rev It Up Symposium & Expo events.

Videos

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