Parkinson Place, under the direction of the Parkinson Research Foundation, is a first of its kind, 7500 square-foot destination site in Sarasota, Florida dedicated to improving the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease.   Open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm, Parkinson Place offers the finest educational, empowerment and evidence based group participation programs that have proven effective in promoting quality of life for both patients and caregivers.  Membership is free.

The theme of Parkinson Place is fun offering daily programs and special events to keep members engaged, educated, empowered and energized!  All programs and classes are taught by certified instructors and experts in the field.  Our group exercise and movement programs are ability based offering individuals on every functional level the opportunity to participate.

Scheduled weekly programs include, but are not limited to, Dance for Parkinson’s, Gentle Yoga/Meditation, PD Exercise, Ageless Grace, Voice Aerobics™, plus “Parkinson Power,” a fun and upbeat monthly motivational program for patients and caregivers.

“Ask The Doctor” with Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD, the area’s only fellowship trained Movement Disorders Specialist, is scheduled once each month from Noon-1pm offering an engaging Q&A “Lunch & Learn” opportunity for patients and caregivers.

Parkinson Place provides the finest resources for caregivers offering “Caregiver Matters” and “Care-4-Me” both of which guarantee help, support and resources for those caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s disease.  Please refer to the Parkinson Place “Month-At-A-Glance” calendar for easy reference regarding scheduled weekly programs.  *All programs are confirmed but subject to change.

Visit daily for a full listing of scheduled programs plus up and coming conferences, cruises and workshops.  Special presentations and 3-part series showcasing expert guest speakers with topics to include, Nutrition, Stress Management, Healthcare Issues, and Legal Matters, among others, will be scheduled on an ongoing basis.

Our extensive Resource Room is stocked with Parkinson related information  to include books and other publications, CD’s, DVD’s plus brochures, fliers and additional information about qualified community services and resources.  The materials in the Resource Room are provided free of charge to members.

Our Lending Room provides durable medical equipment (based on availability) to include walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs, etc.) to members in need.

Parkinson Place, while open daily for members, does not offer all day adult daycare services.  Members in need of assistance are required to have a caregiver present, at all times, during their visit.  No programs are scheduled Monday through Friday from the hours of 11:30am-1:30pm.

Parkinson Place invites Parkinson patients, care givers, family members and friends to join us daily for the sociability, support, rewarding programs and fine resources necessary to enjoy everyday life to the fullest.