The Parkinson’s Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to transforming the way Parkinson’s care is provided by creating a model living environment that inspires life, dignity and compassion. It is led by a volunteer board of directors:
Board of Directors
- Toby Erickson
- Co-President, Executive Director, Juvenile Diabetes Association, Seattle Guild
- Heidi Adam
- Co-President, Community Volunteer
- Thomas L. Berger
- Founder, Berger Partnerships, Landscape Architects.
- Michael Canatsey
- Founder, Canatsey and Associates, Architect
- Owen Roberts
- Founder, Robers Wygal, Builder
- Jim Marsh
- President, Washington Mentors
- Jenny Marsh
- Entertainment Relations, Gibson Guitar
- Sherry Marsh
- ELL/Instructional Facilitator, Highline School District
- Monica Flora
- Administrator – Monica(at)ParkinsonsProject(dot)org*
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History of the Parkinson’s Project
In 2002, a group of people with similar challenges in finding quality care for loved ones with Parkinson’s disease, came together to form the Puget Sound Housing Alliance for Parkinson’s Disease (PuSH for PD). They saw a great community need for a place which offered the expertise to provide high quality care for people with a complex and unpredictable illness, as well as a caring and encouraging living environment.
For the past eight years, this group of people has interviewed people living with Parkinson’s, their families, residential care providers and physicians. They have consulted architects as well as landscape and interior designers. They have raised funds toward achieving their goal.
Today, they are the Parkinson’s Project. They have a plan in place to create a vibrant, healthy, supportive place for people with Parkinson’s to live with optimism, confidence and companionship. And they are looking for people to donate and help.