Community Thanks | Coeur d’Alene Press

Attendance at the Keep on Moving Health and Wellness Fair doubles

The mission of the Coeur d’Alene Parkinson’s Support Group is “to reach out to our Parkinson’s community, their loved ones and caregivers, we are committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the disease by offering hope, education and connections with others who travel the same way.”

The leadership and administrators of the CdA Parkinson Support Group would like to thank the many community members and businesses who helped make our recent Keep Moving Health and Wellness Fair a huge success. Thanks to your efforts to spread the word, attendance has doubled from last year.

Our thanks to Devin Weeks of Coeur d’Alene Press for their excellent September 23 article to inform the community of our October 6 event. A number of people have called and said they heard about us through the Coeur d’Alene Press article.

We would also like to thank:

Hillary Main for her help on how to convey our thanks to the community.

Lindsay Cantrell, CEO of Peak CDA and her staff for providing the venue and event setup.

All the Kootenai and Spokane neurologists and physicians who speak at our monthly meetings to update us on activities that have been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

A big extra thank you to our presenters for taking the time out of their busy schedules to educate our members on innovative ways to exercise to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, increase volume and clarity. of our speech and provide information on good nutrition.

Our Master of Ceremonies, Karin Duncan, N. MD. from CDA Healing Arts, did a great job again this year. Many thanks to her for bringing together the entire program.

A special thank you to the other presenters who also work with our members each week. They all come highly recommended by our members.

Carla Carnegie, BAMC, Willow Song Music Therapy, who leads our Music and Wellness class on the second, third and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Elks Lodge on Prairie Avenue.

Wendy Keimer, BA, personal trainer who leads a class, Seniors on Strength, every Tuesday at Peak CDA.

Narine Kadekian, personal trainer who leads a class, Fight Back Against Parkinson’s (Balance, Mobility, & Agility) at Peak CDA on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Ed Stafford, PT, who practices at Kootenai Health and uses techniques from LSVT Big & Loud and Balance, Gait and Parkinson’s.

Tyler Baxter, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CSCS, which personalizes treatment programs for people with Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Director OPTI Physiotherapy Shawn Moehring, PT, (McKenzie Diplomatically), which addresses many of the physical challenges that people with Parkinson’s struggle with. His company is called MAC Physiotherapy. It has offices in Coeur d’Alene, Hayden and Post Falls.

Our thanks also go to the companies that donated gift certificates for our door prizes: Applebee’s, Bardenay, The Coeur d’Alene Resort/Dockside, Chompers/Belle’s Brunch House, Cosmic Cowboy, Elmer’s, LePeep, MacKenzie River Grill, Mulligan’s, Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse and Legends Assisted Living.

The Coeur d’Alene Parkinson Support Group thanks each and every one of you for your generous support!


Coeur d’Alene Parkinson’s Support Group

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Annual Friday Night Frights a Huge Success

The Town of Hayden’s Recreation and Community Events Department hosted its 3rd Annual Friday Night Frights Halloween Drive-Thru Trick or Treat on October 28 at Hayden Meadows Elementary School.

To keep everyone as safe as possible, tricksters or treaters remained in their vehicles to receive their treat, stations were decorated, and those handing out candy were dressed in fun Halloween costumes! About 600 people drove through, including 425 children.

Thank you to the following businesses and organizations who joined us for this fun evening with our community: Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department, North Lakes Fire District, Hayden Chamber of Commerce, Hayden Public Library, First Interstate Bank, P1FCU, TDS Fiber, Welch Comer, Numerica Credit Union, Flame & Cork, Wells Fargo, Revolution Mortgage, Wake Media, Prairie Animal Hospital, STCU, Northwell Medical Solutions and City of Hayden Recreation & Community Events, Finance and Community Development Departments .

Thanks also to Super 1 Foods for their candy donation!

It’s a wonderful family event that continues to have a great turnout every year! For more information on next year’s event, please contact Hayden’s Recreation and Community Events Department at 208-209-1080.