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Kentucky Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center

Appointments and Info:  859-257-APDA or toll free at 1-866-554-APDA (2732).

UK HealthCare and the American Parkinson’s Disease Association (APDA) have partnered to create the Kentucky Parkinson's Disease Information and Referral Center. The center provides physician and service referrals, educational programs and develops and maintains support groups across the state. We also host patient and caregiver information sessions.

Parkinson's 101 Classes Offered

Are you a newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease (PD) patient? UK HealthCare offers a PD 101 class for individuals who have been diagnosed for less than two years. This class is scheduled periodically throughout the year. The class is geared toward those who are new to Parkinson’s disease, but if you have been diagnosed longer and would like more information, feel free to attend.

Please contact our office toll free at 1-866-554-2732 to register and confirm dates and location. The class is free but registration is required.  

Programs & Services


Supporting the advocacy and public policy activities conducted by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association national office in Staten Island, N.Y.

Aquatic Exercise

Water exercise program designed to promote safe and effective opportunities for group exercise.


A registered nurse is available by phone to help families explore effective interventions for maintaining optimal health and wellness in relation to Parkinson’s disease.


A land-based exercise program developed specifically for the Parkinson’s patient to focus on balance, coordination and improving speech.

Information and Resource Center

Books, manuals, videos, community and state resources, as well as the latest research information are available, and educational booklets can be mailed.

Use the Publication Request Form (PDF, 95 KB)

Newly Diagnosed Family Meetings

An opportunity for those newly diagnosed to meet with a registered nurse to gain a better understanding of their disease and local resources that are available.


Includes the most current information available on treatment and research in addition to articles of local interest.

View the Parkinson’s Progress Spring 2010 newsletter (PDF, 641 Kb)

Referral Assistance

A registered nurse assists patients and families with recommendations for movement disorder specialists and health professionals knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease.


Supporting the mission of APDA nationally by funding promising research.

Speaker’s Bureau

Community presentations on Parkinson’s disease.

Speech Therapy

A program that works with patients to maintain and strengthen their voices.

Support Groups

Statewide network of support groups open to those interested in exchanging ideas and learning the most effective ways to cope with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson's Support Group of Kentuckiana 

Purchase Area Parkinson Support Group 

More Information

The following links provide information on PD treatment options and other PD information for patients and caregivers:

View the UK HealthCare Fact Sheet on Parkinson's disease.

Page last updated: 11/27/2013 1:46:44 PM