The National Parkinson Foundation Western Pennsylvania is committed to providing the public with the most up-to-date information available on Parkinson's disease, its causes, treatments, and opportunities for optimal health. Our services extend beyond people with PD and caregivers to allied health professionals, caregiving organizations, and the community at large.
The Foundation maintains extensive information on all topics pertinent to people with Parkinson's disease. Our lending library contains several hundred books, videotapes, and DVDs for loan. David Von Hofen, director of Programs and Outreach, is available for in-person appointments or phone calls to answer questions and help arrange services. For more information, call the Foundation at 412-837-2542
The Foundation writes, publishes, and distributes The Torch three times a year. Each issue contains information on current research, opportunities for advocacy, tips on nutrition and exercise, and new sources of support and hope for people with Parkinson's disease. The Torch is also available in PDF format on this website. Click here to read the current archived issues of The Torch.
The Foundation inventories numerous booklets, pamphlets, and journals on Parkinson's disease and are available at no charge. Click here for a listing of available literature that you may request.
The most comprehensive Parkinson's disease educational tool available, the Parkinson Care Series (PCS), was developed by the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland for educating individuals with PD, their families and caregivers, and professional caregivers, to improve the quality of life for those with Parkinson's disease.
The Parkinson Care Series is an eight-module video presentation with supporting handouts. It can be used as an informational tool and as a professional training complete with continuing education credits. The series can be borrowed or purchased from the Foundation and also can be presented by Foundation staff. Click here to learn more about The Parkinson Care Series.