Parkinson Association of Alberta Facing Challenges

November 15, 2017
Over the past two years, Parkinson Association of Alberta, along with many other not for profits and Albertans as a whole, have been faced with a substantial downturn in the economy.  And, despite successful fundraising endeavours – like this year’s Flexxaire Parkinson Step ‘n Stride™ – we find ourselves in a deficit situation.  This together with the challenges of increased demand for support and services and the evolving needs of our clients have Parkinson Association of Alberta endeavouring to revamp our service delivery model.


To address these challenges we have had to and will continue to undertake measures to ensure all clients continue to have access to the support and services that are vital to living well with Parkinson disease.


The most noticeable measure was the decision to close storefront offices in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer (effective December 1, 2017).  To be clear, this does NOT mean a loss of support and services, rather these regions will move to the same format as our Lloydminster Region and utilize home offices while still providing the same level of support and services as before.  This cost-saving measure will free up considerable funds that will be directed towards support and services and deficit reduction in those regions.

Questions and/or concerns can be directed to Parkinson Association of Alberta's CEO, John Petryshen via email, telephone (403-243-9901), or toll-free (1-800-561-1911).

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