A degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s Disease strikes people of all ages, though the majority are in their 60s and up. While there is no cure, PFNCA improves the quality of life for those living with PD and for care partners and families. It provides activities that are shown to slow the disease’s progression. Exercise, boxing, dance, and yoga provide therapeutic movement and help with balance, strength, and mobility; a communications club and choir work on vocal cord strengthening. Additionally, its Medical Advisory Board provides extensive educational offerings. With services provided to more than 2,500 people annually – and the need continuing to grow — PFNCA provides comprehensive resources to help those faced with the disease take steps to slow its impact and live well. It also fosters a sense of community, ensuring that no one battles this disease alone.
Headquarters: VA-City of Falls Church
Where They Operate: DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; DC; Georgetown; Chevy Chase (DC)
Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)
Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Other
Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities
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Awards & Recognition
PFNCA was selected by Stone Soup Films to be a recipient of their 2016 Doc in Day program, providing a wonderful documentary style film that highlights PFNCA's service.
- Patients with Parkinson's get specialized fitness class
Tue Oct 11 2016, Northern Virginia Magazine
PFNCA partners with Sport & Health Reston to provide an exercise program for people facing Parkinson's Disease.
- Yoga and Parkinson's: An Interview with Kim Brooks
Fri Sep 2 2016, Natural Awakenings
Kim Brooks, a Yoga for Parkinson's instructor with the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) discusses yoga.
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