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Serving Northern Michigan

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Serving Northern Michigan

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Serving Northern Michigan

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Serving Northern Michigan

Our Famous Summer Forum is Back!
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Welcome To Parkinson's Network North (PNN)

PNN is dedicated to helping individuals and families living with Parkinson’s Disease with friendship, information, personal support and advocacy for a cure. We do this through a program of Support Groups, telephone support and through social and educational events.

We conduct Parkinson’s Support Group meetings in Traverse City, Suttons Bay (Leelanau County) and Frankfort (Benzie County: we invite you to come, join us, and learn that you’re not alone in the Parkinson’s journey. We provide telephone support, too: call Hettie (231-948-7389) if you have questions about Parkinson’s, are newly-diagnosed or just wonder if you have Parkinson’s. And we organize social and educational events and the popular Summer Forum.

We are an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization serving Northwest Michigan. We partner with state, national and international Parkinson’s organizations to keep up with scientific developments and Parkinson’s news to share with our members (see Resources).

We Care, we Share, and we Listen. And we’re always looking for volunteers to share their time and talents.

Our Parkinson’s Partnership

  • People with Parkinson’s
  • Care Partners
  • Support Group Meetings
  • Informal & friendly
  • Where? When?
  • You’re Not Alone

Find out more!


  • Get meds on time – every time
  • Eat well & get your rest
  • Exercise - the new medicine!
  • Socialize - every day
  • Educate yourself & others
  • Volunteer, research, advocate
  • Join a Support Group
  • Laugh every day


  • Retreat from the world
  • Give up

Summer Forum

Save the dates!

Tuesday, May 25th and
Wednesday, May 26th


Virtual format


35th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum

Parkinson’s Network North to Celebrate 35th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum
on May 25th & May 26th, 2021

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35th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum

Special Events

Summer Forum 2021

Parkinson’s Network North Presents 
The 35th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum
May 25th and May 26th, 2021
Virtual Format

For 2021 presenters and other details, click the Read More button below.

Summer Forum 2021

In Their Words

The Parkinson’s support group has provided us with a wealth of valuable information, support, and friendship to help us with our Parkinson’s challenges.

PNN Support Group Member

Traverse City, MI

The shared stories of fellow Parkinsonians and their care partners through the Parkinson’s Network North Support Group and the excellent clinical information provided by the Group have made a significant contribution to our understanding of the disease and how to cope with it. 

Glen & Ellen Kirkpatrick

Kingsley, MI