NWPF

Wellness CenterJanuary/February 2012

Dear Wellness Member,

Welcome to Hope for the New Year, the January-February 2012 edition of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation Wellness Center. The NWPF is proud to support the Wellness Center now entering its 3rd year. We continue our focus on hope, personal wellbeing and healthy living for people with Parkinson's.

Lets toast the New Year by looking at some of the great work that is being performed by scientists in the quest to better treat Parkinson's. As we look back on the year 2011, we are hopeful that new research will bring new therapies and better living for people with Parkinson's. This month's series will explore some of these research highlights.

I hope you will find this month's series informative and hopeful for the year to come. As you look forward to 2012, take a moment to be thankful for what brings you joy in life. Some people find it helpful to identify a special quote, saying or mantra that can help you through the hard times.

Set that New Year's resolution with success in mind. Be sure to take the readiness for change survey and.

Join us as in March as we continue to highlight advances in treatment with our edition Research Frontier - Gene therapy and Stem Cells.

Wishing you a hopeful and happy new year,

Monique L. Giroux, MDMonique L. Giroux, MD
Medical Director, Northwest Parkinson's Foundation

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