Parkinson’s Pointe was founded in 2018 by two physical therapists who recognized the need for a comprehensive center that addressed the health behavior changes necessary to make a positive impact on the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s Disease.  In collaboration with members of the community, Parkinson’s Pointe was established and serves as a model for community based programming, exercise and wellness, supporting people with Parkinson’s Disease and their care teams.

 

Parkinson’s Pointe is unique due to three key elements underlying the program design.

Self Efficacy

Self Efficacy

intense exercise pd

High intensity, complex exercise

community

Access to supportive community

Welcome
2021 Highlights
Board of Directors
Financials
Donor Recognition
Our momentum in pursuing our mission is powered by the generosity of our supporters and motivated by the promise of an active tomorrow for people living with Parkinson’s.

Dear Community

In 2021, we served 80 people impacted by Parkinson’s in our community through a variety of our programs. We were also able to impact 15 newly diagnosed people through our Pathfinders program from October through December (program relaunch after COVID-19 closing). This accomplishment means so much more than that number, though it is a number we are extremely proud of.  Reaching more people is our ultimate mission. 2021 marked a milestone, we were able to hire three new part-time positions.  Dana Pate our Development Director, Paula Ransom our Board Development consultant, and Karen Cima-Thornhill, our digital marketing specialist.

Like the rest of the world, Parkinson’s Pointe was blindsided by the magnitude of COVID-19.  We had been successfully providing a variety of high intensity exercise programs in-person at our temporary home in Centennial, but within days we were no longer an in-person center.  We successfully pivoted to an online virtual class format, staying connected to our community virtually. We operated in that capacity for the rest of 2020 and well into 2021.  In-person programs at Parkinson’s Pointe would not return until August of 2021. In 2021, we deepened our relationships with key providers in the community helping us build a better referral system designed to help those newly diagnosed access our programs.  We met with key foundations and nonprofits to collaborate and address key needs in the Colorado community and received grants that allow us to continue to provide programs.

The Pathfinders Mentoring Program grew, creating connection between those who are newly, or recently, diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and those who have already experienced the impact of PD – creating a very needed support group. The most important part of making these mentor/mentee connections is simply, social interaction.  Parkinson’s disease can be extremely limiting and isolating. To quote a former Heavyweight Champion of the World… “Everybody has a plan until you punch them in the face.” – Mike Tyson

Parkinson’s Pointe is currently subleasing space in a commercial building in Centennial, holding weekly classes.  It is one of several locations we are considering for our future home.  Our future home will have a state-of-the-art spin room, a boxing ring, yoga room and a community room.  It’s an exciting time!

Parkinson’s Pointe did not lose focus during the pandemic, we gained perspective.  Our founder, Meredith Roberts, and a small group of volunteers were able to keep moving forward and exhibit the same resilience and tenacity that we encourage of our members living with Parkinson’s disease.  We look to 2022 as our year to grow our programs, our donors and our mission.

Joe Miller, Architect
Parkinson’s Pointe Board Chair
Dr. Meredith Roberts Lo, Founder and
Owner/Therapist of Roberts Empowered Movement

Classes and Education Events

Last year, we served 80 people impacted by Parkinsons in our community through a variety of our programs. In addition we were able to impact 15 newly diagnosed people through our Pathfinders program from October through December.

Showcasing our future site

Board Chair, Joe Miller engaged Kristi Volskis, AIA, Architect, to create beautiful conceptual renderings to showcase our future site.  We dedicated our future spin room as the “John Carlin Spin Room” sponsored by our generous new donors Tom and Phil McClung of the Perry Foundation.

Celebration of Supporters

Our October 7th event at the Golden Hotel, was a huge success.  We had a standing room only crowd with over 70 people attending.   We thanked our past supporters, instructors, board members and welcomed some new supporters.

 

Parkinson’s Pointe provides a community for support and programs that improve the quality of life for people impacted by Parkinson’s disease.   Our board of directors upholds this mission.

Incoming 2022 Board of Directors

Chairperson – Joe Miller

Board Members

Dr. Jay Alberts Leon Vanderploeg Kristi Volskis
Jeremy Keck Jack Venable Molly Waters
Greg Ritscher Robin Wurst

2021 Financial Statement

Parkinson’s Pointe offers those living with or newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s the ability to take control of their health by participating in our exercise and mentoring programs. Exercise is the key to living well with Parkinson’s.  Your support can make a tremendous difference in the lives of people with Parkinson’s and help uplift our community. 

We thank those that have generously invested in our future by supporting us through their donations.   If you’d like to make a one time or monthly donation, please visit our donation page.

$10,000+

The Perry Foundation – L. Thomas & Phil McClung

$5000+

Anonymous Donor Carol Jenkins

$2000+

JoeArchitect
Ellen Howard
Judith and Ken Wilson
Alex Roberts
William Tomerlin

$1500+

Fred De Giorgio

$1000+

Joanne Christofferson
Jack Venable
Linda Alpert

$500+

Barnett Family
Lisa La Luna
Louis Miller
George Forristal
Beth Giles
Dana Pate