Programs We Support That Help Those With Parkinson’s Disease



Rock Steady Boxing is a ​non-contact boxing inspired class that has proven to reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of PD. There ARE ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their quality of life and even build strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better.

These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier and happier life.

For more information about Rock Steady Boxing please Click Here



Rock Steady at TNT Fitness in Fargo, ND now holding classes!

For more information contact Jake Haile at: [email protected] or Visit the website link below.


Rock Steady Boxing classes are being held at the Grand Forks Altru YMCA.

For more information, contact Patti :

701-775-2586 or visit the website by clicking link:​​


Taija Bohn
Family Wellness 2700 46th Ave SE
PO Box 146
Mandan, ND 58554
Phone: 701-751-9804
Email: [email protected]


LRH Health & Wellness Hub at The Mehl Center
619 S Cascade St. Fergus Falls, MN
Contact information:



HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization collects and redistributes donated healthcare supplies to benefit those in need.

The Marv Bossart Foundation is providing funding for the purchase of specialized U-Step walkers for those with Parkinson's disease who otherwise could not afford the cost of the walker. You can also donate your used U-Step walker to HERO for redistribution to a patient in need.

To apply for a low/no cost U-step walker through HERO follow these steps:

Obtain a prescription for a U-step walker from your doctor

Fill out the HERO recipient information form and bring it to HERO in Fargo or send it to them to see if you qualify under our program. If you need delivery, please let them know.​​

For more information or questions, please call Georgia Dufault at:


Annual Community Parkinson's Symposium

The annual Community Parkinson’s Symposium is held each April in Fargo, North Dakota and is a free educational event held for people living with Parkinson’s disease and their family members and caregivers. There are different speakers every year addressing issues like, nutrition, medicines, newest research, movement programs, and more. There are various vendor booths, a free lunch and a silent auction.

HeartSprings Healing Center

HeartSprings Community Healing Center in Fargo, ND provides health, hope and healing, utilizing education, healing methods and community projects. HeartSprings conducts specialized exercise classes, support groups and other activities specifically for those living with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers. The Marv Bossart Foundation has provided funding for the following HeartSprings programs:

  • Tremble Clef Choir

  • iLs study

  • Tai’ Chi Classes

Resources for Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's Related Dementias


National Parkinson's Foundation (NPF)

Phone: 1-800-473-4636
Free, downloadable brochures, pamphlets and other publications.
Online webinars
Resource and referral assistance

National Parkinson's Foundation - Minnesota

Phone: 763-545-1272
Serves MN, ND, SD residents
Resource and referral assistance
CareMap Program
Respite Care, Exercise and Help at Home grants available with application process.

Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF)

Phone: (800) 457-6676

Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota Dakota Chapter

Local Phone: 701-277-9757
24-hour hotline: 1-800-272-3900
Serve all dementia diagnoses

Home Services - Non-nursing

Local agencies can provide personal care, respite care, housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, companionship, medication reminders, errands/delivery service, eating-in meals. A resource list is available upon request.

Cass County Social Services:

Home and Community Based Services or Waiver Programs for lower income to assist with the payment of services in the home.

Phone: 701-241-5747

Clay County Social Services:

Home and Community Based Services or Waiver Programs for lower income to assist with the payment of services in the home.

Phone: 218-299-5200

Medication Assistance

Home Health Agencies: provide medication set up and monitoring for a flat fee or can bill ND or MN Medicaid.

A resource list is available upon request from a Sanford social worker or case manager.

Fargo/Cass Public: provides medication set up and monitoring for a fee based on a sliding scale (income based) or can bill ND Medicaid for services.

Phone: 701-241-1360

Respite Care

Southeast Human Service Center (Fargo Residents)

Lutheran Social Services (Moorhead Residents) 
Tara Giese: 218-233-7521

National Parkinson's Foundation - Minnesota
Phone: 763-545-1272
Serves MN, ND, SD residents.

Fargo V.A. 
Phone: 701-232-3241 ext. 3786
30 days per year and home respite options for veterans who qualify

Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Grant Program

Home Instead and Hilarity for Charity Partnership Program

Eligibility Criteria: (Apply on-line at

1. Currently living at home with Alzheimer’s disease or related Dementia.
2. Caregiver(s) is facing financial and emotional hardships due to the unique challenges of Alzheimer’s or related Dementia.

Adult Day Care

Arbor Park Village: 218-359-9999

Bethany: 701-239-3000

Kind-er Care: 701-281-3016

Lutheran Social Services Morning Out

Mondays 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tara Giese: 218-233-7521

Maple View Memory Care: 701-478-8655

Rosewood: 701-277-7999

Villa Maria: 701-293-7750

Education, Support Groups, Support Forums and Skills Building

Heart Springs Parkinson's Disease Group and Young Onset Parkinson's Disease Group

Phone: 701-261-3142

Edgewood Vista and Village Parkinson's Support Group

Phone: 701-365-8200

LSS of MN Caregiver Discussion Group

Phone: 218-233-7521

Veteran's Administration Caregiver Support Group

Phone: 800-410-9723 ext. 3786

Alzheimer's Association Support Group

Locations: Touchmark and First Assembly of God
Phone: 701-234-5570 or 877-234-4240

Sanford Health Better Choices Better Health Program

Offered in both face-to-face and online workshops.
Teaches skills people need to manage chronic conditions.
Pre-registration required.
Phone: 701-234-5570 or 877-234-4240

Endings and Beginnings (Bethany)

Seven week support and education program for family members of nursing home residents with dementia

Phone: 701-239-3529

Sanford Family Wellness Center

Parkinson’s Exercise is designed by Sanford Health trainers to meet specific medical needs.

Phone: 701-234-6961

Silver Sneakers Senior Fitness
Phone: 701-234-2400


Online resource to connect people with others who are dealing with similar situations to share, support and learn from each other.

Care Enhancement, Education and Support for Dementia

Care Consultations - Alzheimer's Association

Needs assessment, care planning, resource information, referrals, problem solving, support and care tips

Phone: 701-277-9757

Dignity Care

“Enhancing the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers through creative, highly personalized care-giving strategies.”

Geriatric care management provided by an experienced nurse. Fees apply.

Phone: 218-790-1218

Assistive Technology and Medical/Adaptive Equipment

Interagency Program for Assistive Technology (IPAT)

Serves ND and will consider Moorhead residents

Assistive technology devices and services to solve everyday problems for people with memory loss and disabilities.

Phone: (701) 365-4728

Minnesota STAR Program

Serves MN residents

Helps Minnesotans with disabilities gain access to and acquire the assistive technology they need to live, learn, work and play.

Phone: 1-888-234-1267

HERO (Health Equipment Recycling Organization)

Collects, sorts and re-distributes donated medical equipment and supplies.

Phone: 701-212-1921 or Toll Free: 888-524-2827

The Melvin Weinstein Parkinson's Foundation

Purchases equipment and supplies for Parkinson’s patients with application process.

Phone: 757-313-9729