Improving the Quality of Life for Patients, Care Partners
and Families Affected by Parkinson's Disease in the State of Alabama.
Since its founding in 1978, the Parkinson Association of Alabama (PAA) has been dedicated to one mission: improving the quality of life for patients, caregivers and families affected by Parkinson’s disease in the state of Alabama.
You want and deserve a cure. We work to find one. We host fundraising events and provide opportunities for corporate sponsorships to develop funding opportunities that support targeted research which remains local to the state of Alabama, supporting our academic universities and centers for excellence in Parkinson's research.
We connect those on the journey with PD and their care partners by fostering a community of safety and empathy to contribute to an improved quality of life for everyone affected by Parkinson's with support groups, educational forums, personal connections and community events.
We provide scholarships to keep people moving because we know that a quality life with Parkinson's includes a wellness plan with movement programs that engage those living with Parkinson's with specific activities that improves overall well-being.
Our board of directors and staff are passionate about PD because we have lived Parkinson's. Whether we have the condition ourselves, have care for loved ones with PD, or are medical professionals providing Parkinson's services, we understand the importance of striking a balance between funding for a cure and helping to fill gaps of services needed now.
The PAA represents EVERYONE impacted by Parkinson's disease throughout the state of Alabama regardless of their location. We believe education is power and keep up to date on the latest legislative and research information while sharing that knowledge with you and your loved ones so that everyone can have a clear understanding of PD. Whatever you are going through, wherever you are in your journey with PD, we are here to support you.
You are not walking alone.
CARE - We believe in access to quality care for all Alabamians, providing awareness to make the best informed decisions with the latest advancements. We believe comprehensive wellness is the key to living well with Parkinson's disease.
COMMUNITY - We believe community connectedness through support and camaraderie equips those impacted by Parkinson's and their care partners with a network of resources and encouragement to ensure no one travels this journey alone.
CURE - We believe in supporting Alabama's quality research to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. The PAA is partnering with UAB through grants and research for a cure.