Relax in the beautiful Laurel Highlands and renew your body, mind, and spirit at our annual retreat for people with Parkinson's disease, their families, and caregivers. You'll explore new ways of “Living Well,” and connect with others on the same journey.
“We came together Friday as strangers, individuals with a common need. By the time we parted on Sunday, we were a community- each member a little less frightened of the future, a little more hopeful, and each looking forward to next year’s symposium.”
“Thanks for having this great conference. It gave me new insight into the monster in me and how to coexist with it. To see other PDers was an inspiration. Thank you.”
“What a wonderful job the whole team did! Exceptionally friendly, helpful and just couldn’t have been better. I so enjoyed being with everyone. Thanks!!!”
For the past six years our Living Well retreat has featured nationally and internationally renowned speakers presenting on some of the latest topics in the field of self care of Parkinson's disease. The goal of this weekend is not only to provide insight into living well, but to stimulate helpful questions and conversations about your life and relationships with Parkinson's disease and your loved ones.
This retreat is a refuge; a sanctuary where you can come and go as you need. The hospitality room is always open and supplied with refreshments for those who can’t sleep, are tired of sitting still, or just want to socialize. There also are libraries, exhibits, and beautiful grounds for walks, quiet talks, and personal reflection. Our hope in producing this event is that you will find at least one thing – a presentation, a person, an experience, common fellowship, a word, or a phrase – that lightens the strain of Parkinson's disease for you this weekend and for a long time to come.
Your registration includes two nights’ lodging at the Antiochian Village Conference Center in Ligonier. Set on 300 wooded acres, this is the perfect place for you to get away and still be close to home. All meals from Friday through Sunday will be prepared for you by the Antiochian Village chef. You can participate in a wide variety of presentations, discussions and activities and still have plenty of time to relax as you stroll the grounds or watch the swans swim on the pond. Wrap up each evening with fun programs and entertainment.
Click here for information on our Sixth Annual Living Well With Parkinson's Disease held in August 2011.
Check in soon for information on our upcoming events, symposiums and retreats!