Welcome! Parkinson disease is a neurodegenerative disease resulting in the loss of dopamine production. Dopamine is the neuro-transmitter responsible for aiding in body movements. Symptoms include slowness of movement, tremor, muscle stiffness and postural instability. To date, there is no cure.
The mission of the Wisconsin Chapter of the APDA is to “Ease the Burden, to Find the Cure”. We do this by providing support and empowering people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, and caregivers through education, fundraising for research, sponsoring support groups, and networking with resource and referral agencies involved in the care of people with Parkinson’s disease throughout Wisconsin.
St. Mary’s Hospital is currently recruiting for an American Parkinson Disease Outreach Coordinator. The American Parkinson Disease Association Coordinator is responsible for the direction and ongoing activities of the APDA Information and Referral Center sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital. Direct operations for APDA-Wisconsin Chapter, including board recruitment/relationships, services and programs offered, strategic planning, recruitment/coordination of volunteers, completion of reporting requirements, and promotion/retention of members. Provide oversight and monitoring for annual program budget, including coordination of fiscal processes and records with chapter treasurer and billing/receipt of program operations reimbursement from Chapter and National APDA. Bachelor’s Degree in a healthcare discipline, social work, communication or related field. Master’s degree preferred, preferably in social work or public health. Three to five years of experience in working with community programs with a healthcare focus.
To apply, visit St. Mary’s Hospital Career website and search for Outreach Coordinator.
Purchase a Parkinson’s bracelet today as a gift! The bracelets feature:
-Sterling Silver is strong and long-lasting; similar to the strength it takes to fight Parkinson disease
-Hand-stamped charms create a personalized bracelet for people involved with Parkinson’s community
-Charms: two flat circular sterling silver hand-stamped discs say: “WI” and “CURE”
-Swarovski Crystals are beautiful; just like the families supporting people with Parkinson disease
-Red and blue Swarovski crystals are the APDA’s colors
-Sterling Silver magnetic clasps make putting it on easy
-Sterling Silver flex bead wire is comfortable to wear
The bracelet is lovingly designed by an artist and the granddaughter of a person with Parkinson’s and is keenly tied to our Chapter’s purpose. Purchase one today at http://wdaviesdesigns.storenvy.com.