The mission of the Midwest Parkinson's Initiative is to promote the welfare of those affected by Parkinson's disease - patients, family and caregivers - by providing education, support and understanding in an effort to improve quality of life.
Lutheran Social Services of MN
Caregiver Respite Services
The LSS Caregiver Support and Respite Program works to keep chronically ill people (age 60+) in their homes and out of institutional care for as long as possible and assist family caregivers in remaining healthy and strong by decreasing their burden and increasing their competency so they can continue in their caregiver role. This year, the Marv Bossart Foundation was able to provide the LSS Caregiver Program the funding they needed to help many families in the area get the care-giving support they needed.
HeartSprings Community Healing Center is a non-profit organization in Fargo, ND whose mission is providing health, hope and healing, utilizing education, healing methods and community projects. HeartSprings conducts specialized exercise classes, support groups and other activities specifically for those living with Parkinson's disease and their caregivers.
HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization collects and redistributes donated healthcare supplies to benefit those in need. The Marv Bossart Foundation is providing funding for the purchase of specialized U-Step walkers for those with Parkinson's disease who otherwise could not afford the cost of the walker. You can also donate your used U-Step walker to HERO for redistribution to a patient in need. To apply for a low/no cost U-step walker through HERO follow these steps:
-Obtain a prescription for a U-step walker from your doctor
-Fill out the HERO recipient information form and bring it to HERO in Fargo or send it to them to see if you qualify under our program. If you need delivery, please let them know.
In Broadcasting Resources
The Marv Bossart Foundation for Parkinson's disease is committed to helping those living with Parkinson's by helping to fund programs that helps the patient and caregiver as well as be a resource for those looking for help. Below are some of the Programs we have partnered with and other helpful links. Click on the logos below to view their websites.