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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

Do It!

  •  Keep moving
  •  Say "thank you" to each other
  • Laugh out loud : shut the dog and walk the door!

Welcome To Parkinsons 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) or Maxine (231-947-1946) 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

2020 Summer Forum is Cancelled!

Mark Your Calendar:

Thursday, May 27, 2021
at the Hagerty Center
Traverse City
This will be PNN's 35th Forum


34th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum

Parkinson’s Network North to Celebrate 33rdAnnual Parkinson’s Summer Forum on June 7, 2018

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34th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum

Special Events

Summer Forum 2020 : Cancelled

Parkinson’s Network North Presents The 35th Annual Parkinson’s Summer Forum
May 27, 2021
NMC Hagerty Center
Traverse City MI

Presenters: To be announced for 2021

Summer Forum 2020 : Cancelled

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