Welcome to the Official Website for the Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan (PAWM).

A desire to learn and interact through a group provides many benefits. Socializing and sharing can enhance our lives. PAWM is open to your ideas as well as helping address your needs. We are dedicated to providing support, events, and information for people with Parkinson’s in the West Michigan area.

PAWM is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support, information, and connections to the global community for caregivers, families, and people with Parkinson’s Disease.  To learn more about PAWM, click HERE.

Current Events


May 6: LSVT sponsored 2018 Educational Seminar for People with PD in Grand Rapids.

LSVT Global invites you to a FREE, one-hour presentation on the effective, evidence-based LSVT LOUD treatment program. Following this educational lecture, we invite individuals with PD to try the LSVT LOUD voice exercises with Speech Language Pathologists who are attending our LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Course this same weekend.

Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes to the event. People with PD, family members, friends, caregivers, and other health care professionals are all welcome to attend the presentation!

WHEN:  Sunday, May 6, 2018
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Lecture and refreshments
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Interactive voice exercise practice time
WHERE:  Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, Meijer Conference Center
350 Lafayette Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • ⇒ CLICK HERE for Event Registration.
  • ⇒ CLICK HERE to download a brochure detailing the event’s planned activity.

To RSVP or for additional information, please contact LSVT Global directly: 888-438-5788, info@LSVTGlobal.com.


June 18: 26th Annual Parkinson’s Golf Scramble Fundraiser.

We are preparing for the upcoming Annual Golf Scramble.  This  event will be held at the Kent Country Club.  We are excited to have Gary Conn and his team of volunteers again leading the charge.  We are looking forward to another tremendous and generous turn out for golfers and attendees like in the past.

WHEN:  Monday, June 18, 2018,  12:00pm to 7:00pm
WHERE:  Kent Country Club, 1600 College Avenue  NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505

The Event Registration page will have the most current information available.  Please reach out to Gary or Cindy directly if you have any questions related to the event.

PAWM is constantly searching for and providing current information sources pertaining to research, treatment, and topics that would be of interest to people with Parkinson’s, their families, and their caretakers.  To learn more, visit our About Parkinson’s page.

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To support the efforts and activities of PAWM, please visit our Donation Options page.