What PAWM Provides

PAWM is located in Grand Rapids, MI on the Mercy Health (formally St. Mary’s Medical Center) campus and serve the Greater Grand Rapids area as well as the Lakeshore communities of Holland and Muskegon. We are committed to helping Parkinson patients and their families understand Parkinson’s disease and learn about activities and support groups that may help with the management of Parkinson’s.

PAWM is a source for Parkinson’s information. Our meetings feature programs on physical and speech therapy, relaxation training, and other measures which are important in learning to live with Parkinson’s. You may choose to learn about home health care or to hear presentations by neurologists and other health professionals with Parkinson’s experience and training. Having this web site will allow us to keep our information current and easier to access any time of the day or night. An immediate future plan will be to offer instruction to those who may need extra help in using this technology.

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.

PAWM provides the following services for people with Parkinson’s and their families:

 Timely and accurate information on this website, on Facebook, and through printed material;
 Support Groups;
 A connection to exercise and other special classes for people with Parkinson’s;
 Notification of opportunities to participate in studies;
 Lectures and events featuring experts;
 Social opportunities and connections;
 Information on special groups such as Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).