Parkinson Association of the Carolinas

Year Founded
2002
EIN
30-0064156
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Ann Marie Worman
Primary Contact Name
Ann Marie Worman
Main Address

2101 Sardis Road North
Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28227
United States

Physical Office Address
2101 Sardis Road N.
Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28227
United States

What We Do

Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC) serves as a resource for individuals & their families affected by Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the Carolinas, through education, community outreach & direct support”. The organization uses their resources and expertise to support, educate and empower those impacted by the Disease. They give patients the tools needed to better manage PD and to allow them to maintain the highest quality of life, for as long as possible. PAC currently does this in the following ways: we offer free yoga, dance for Parkinson's, Pedaling for Parkinson's and educational symposiums. We maintain a website and distribute electronic and hard copy monthly newsletters which includes community resources, support group meetings, events and a variety of other topics. We create and strengthen opportunities for a peer-to-peer support network for patients and care partners to give and receive emotional and practical support to others who are in the same situation. PAC maintains a speakers bureau of individuals and organizations who are willing to speak to patients, care partners or large support groups about the challenges that people with Parkinson's encounter during their journey with the Disease. We partner with several major medical centers and other organizations to offer educational symposiums for patients and their families.

Interesting Info
  • Toll-free resource line, answered by Care Advisors, for individuals seeking information about Parkinson’s disease and details about resources.
  • Provide free programs such as Gentle Yoga, Dance for Parkinson's, Pedaling for Parkinson's and educational symposiums
  • Assist over 60 support groups throughout North and South Carolina to design and facilitate meetings that are in-line with the needs of participants
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Finance Committee Members
Repeats daily for 365 times
Anytime

Development Committee Member
Repeats daily for 365 times
Anytime

Marketing & Communications Committee member
Repeats monthly on the second Tuesday, 5:30pm - 6:30pm for 12 times
Duration of 1 hour