Welcome to the Official Website for the Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan (PAWM).  PAWM is a registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing support, information, events, and connections to the West Michigan community for caregivers, families, and people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

PAWM is constantly searching for and providing the most current information pertaining to PD research, treatment, and topics that would be of interest to people with PD, their families, and caregivers.  PAWM is here to help make your ideas a reality as well as help address your needs related to PD.  Send us an email or contact us another way. We are always interested in hearing from our community as to how we can make PAWM benefit you.


Current Events

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and People with PD. 

Would you like to stay up to date with the dynamically changing research and information related to COVID-19?  Use our Resource Guide to find the latest information available to the public that is related to PD.  Just type “covid”, press the SEARCH button, and all the listing related to COVID-19 will begin to appear. 


2020 GVSU Nordic Walking Exercise Study.  FREE to Participate!! FREE Equipment provided!! 

We are very excited to help Cathy Harro of GVSU promote a new Nordic walking training and exercise program that has shown great opportunities to help those with PD in the West Michigan area. They are currently in the active recruitment phase for the study so do not delay getting in on the great program!! 

Download this flyer for all the details or contact Cathy directly to register or ask your questions. (616-331-5974, harroc@gvsu.edu)


New Case Study!! An online Clinical Study by Fox Insight.

Fox Insight is an online clinical study where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments. Are you in?  CLICK HERE to learn more.

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To support the efforts and activities of PAWM, please visit our Online Donation page.  If you wish to donate something tangible, please visit our Other Donation Options page.