Parkinson’s Nebraska Targets Underserved Communities at Delay the Disease Training

Parkinson’s Nebraska ( is excited to welcome 55 awarded professionals from across the state to the Delay the Disease training in Grand Island on July 18 and 19. These 55 awardees were chosen out of 73 applications because of their intention to use the knowledge and tools from the training to implement 20 new Parkinson’s exercises, or improve an existing class, and provide services to underserved communities throughout Nebraska by October 1.

As a result of this training there will be:

  • 55 Nebraska professionals trained in designing and implements a community-based Parkinson’s-specific exercise program.
  • 20 new Parkinson›s-specific exercise classes in 18 different cities across the state.
    • 13 of these will serve rural or under-served communities.
  • Five classes that will incorporate the knowledge and tools from the training to improve an existing exercise class.
    • Four of these classes are in rural or under-served communities.
  • Four current Delay the Disease classes that will be able to add additional class offerings and have qualified substitutes.
    • Two of these classes are in rural or under-served communities.

The immense impact this training will have on the Nebraska community is made possible through a partnership with the Parkinson’s Foundation. The Foundation awarded Parkinson’s Nebraska a community grant to provide the training costs, lodging, mileage stipend, and meals for 40 attendees. Because of the grant, Parkinson’s Nebraska was able to fund an additional 16 attendees and increase the number of new classes expected to begin. For the full listing of awardees and locations, visit the website.

Parkinson’s Nebraska’s mission is to be the primary resource for educational and support services for those whose lives have been touched by Parkinson’s disease. To learn more, go to