2023 Impact Report

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2023 Community Impact Report

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon

8880 SW Nimbus Ave, Ste B Beaverton, OR 97008

Local. Direct. Personal.

Empowering individuals to meet the challenges of living with Parkinson’s disease through information, education, personal support, and advocacy for a cure

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon




Facing Parkinson’s Disease Together

Dear Friends,

As we celebrate our 44th year (and our 20th season of Sole Support!), we reflect on where we ’ ve been and where we ’ re going—always with you by our side. In this place where we work towards the best possible future for everyone we serve, it’s never been more obvious what a tremendous difference you continue to make. Every day, you are creating hope.

Since 1980, Parkinson’s Resources has focused solely on improving the lives of our friends and neighbors facing Parkinson’s Disease in Oregon and Southwest Washington Parkinson’s is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s, with someone being diagnosed every six minutes. Our goal is unwavering: to be here when our clients need us most, providing care and support navigating the varying stages of this journey.

Our commitment is to the continuous growth of a thriving Parkinson’s community that supports one another, has knowledge to advocate for themselves, and has access to the benefits of PRO through support groups, education, counseling, classes, wellness resources, and more.

We are determined to support those living with Parkinson’s, and your active engagement helps keep us strong As you review this most recent community impact report, we hope you’ll recognize your essential role in it, and feel proud and glad to have played such a key part in getting us to where we are today. On behalf of our Board of Directors and staff, I send deep gratitude.

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon parkinsonsresources.org 800.426.6806

The year in review

"I wanted to keep my donations local, and there are so many great organizations in the Portland area, but PRO means a lot to me Getting encouragement from you folks and just knowing you ’ re there is helpful and wonderful Keep doing the great job that you ’ re doing and we are happy to help ”

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Volunteer summit (Beaverton)

Increased opportunities for inperson connection


Service Hours (Education and Wellness)


NEW client households served in OR and SW WA586 more than in 2022

15,000 Households signed up for PRO newsletter

53 Support Groups

Details Outcomes

Educaton Rural expansion, specialized topics and PRO’s signature workshops

Exercise and wellness sessions Community speaking engagements and participation in public events

After 3 long years, we celebrated over 150 committee members, support group facilitators, Sole Support leaders, program volunteers, peer mentors, in-office volunteers and more

Numerous points of entry to participation throughout our service area enabled thousands of members of our PD community to create and build community together

Increased access to information, programs, events, and resources in the PD community 54 educational events, 34 exercise and wellness classes, and meetings all year ‘round for 53 support groups

Awareness of and removal of barriers to participation

Provided meaningful peer connections, networking and activities


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Gatherings in Eastern Oregon and the Southern Coast region in conjunction with our Rural Outreach Initiative

Special donor events

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Bridging the gap to wellness for local people with Parkinson’s, their families, and caregivers.

When planning for 2023, our goal was to say “ yes, ” try new things, and resume personal connections. Staffed with a full program team, we had the opportunity to achieve these goals. We were able to return to our rural communities, attend wellness fairs, and once again, we could finally accept invitations to speak at community engagements.

After more than 44 years of supporting people with Parkinson’s, the principles of peer support and upholding the needs and voice of our clients remain central to our operations. No one should have to face diagnosis or living with Parkinson’s alone

Our focus on personal, in-person and quality services for those with Parkinson’s across the age spectrum differentiates us from national, research-focused organizations. Just like our clients, Parkinson’s Resources is local, direct, and personal.

Recent Client Comments

“We love you guys, and you’ve done so much for G - for both of us, really. G. has had PD for such a long time...we are deeply grateful.”

“I’ve had Parkinson’s for 14 years now and it really takes its toll Thanks for all you guys do for people like me - I really appreciate it.”

"It’s very hard now. I visit her every day. We appreciate all that PRO does and we will keep donating Thank you for being there for us "

“We are so grateful for all you folks do and always want you to be one of the organizations we support Bless you for calling and for listening ”

“It’s a blessing that we met the people we did because of PD. I refer people to PRO all the time and pass along your mailings ”

“It’s just really tough right now. There’s nothing else you can do—I guess I really needed to talk to someone like you ”

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon parkinsonsresources org 800 426 6806
INCOME $1,268,282 Individual Giving 43% Bequests & Estates 10% Special Events 33% Foundations 13% Program Revenue 1% 2023 Resources Education and Outreach 36% Counseling and Helpline 20% Overhead and Fundraising 22% Wellness Classes 11% Support Groups 11% g parkinsonsresources.org 6 EXPENSES $1,274,129 LOCAL. DIRECT. PERSONAL. SERVING OREGON AND SW WASHINGTON PRO is powered by YOU and the people just like you. Volunteers Donor Households Staff (10 full-time) 213 2,262 11

Thank you for believing in Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon and the abundant impact you can make with your loyal and generous support With your meaningful gifts, you make vital support a reality for all who live with PD

Heartfelt Gratitude to Everyone Who Made It Possible

Current Board of Directors (2024)

Justin Smith, Chair

Washington State University College of Arts & Sciences

Kristin Whitney, 1st Vice Chair Legacy Health

Scott Philips, 2nd Vice Chair TruNorth Partners

Laurie Ayers Pino, Secretary Providence Health & Services

David de Fiebre, Treasurer Community Leader, retired

Kelly Sweeney, Immediate Past Chair Intel, retired

Elise Anderson, MD Providence Brain and Spine Institute

Todd Bauman Stoel Rives LLP, retired

Melody Boyce Community Leader, retired

Larry Bradley Community Leader retired

Jerry Hulsman Charter Investment Group, retired

Barney Hyde Deloitte, retired

George Lee Police Officer retired

Chad Naganuma Standard Insurance

Joseph Quinn, MD OHSU Parkinson Center

Ann Usher Community Volunteer

2023 Corporate Partners

Annual Partners ($10,000+)

Abbott Abbvie

Boston Scientific

Providence Brain & Spine Institute Supernus

Event Sponsors ($2,500+)

Acorda Acadia


Kyowa Kirin

Legacy Health


The Standard

The PRO Board of Directors is comprised of local champions of our work, each with a personal, familial, and/or professional connection to Parkinson’s disease

STAY IN TOUCH WITH PRO info@parkinsonsresources.org

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