Mission Statement

The Mission of the Parkinson’s Association of West Michigan is to provide the best information on opportunities, treatment, research, and care to people with PD, their caregivers, and their families.


Having understanding is the Key to Living with PD.  The Vision of PAWM is that every PD patient in West Michigan shall have access to quality health care and support services. Since PD affects the entire family, caregiver support shall be a priority.

PAWM has been a catalyst and partner in the establishment of a movement disorders center and The Hauenstein Parkinson’s Center at Mercy Health (formally St. Mary’s Medical Center), which includes medical and rehabilitation treatment for Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.

PAWM encourages the development of local research devoted to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders.