Recaps | Within Our Reach Symposium
2023 Within Our Reach Symposium Recap
Keynote Speaker: Robert Cochrane, PhD
The 2023 symposium, held at the BWI Hilton on October 6th, explored the benefits of using technology to navigate the health of people living with Parkinson's disease (PD). During the event, guests were offered the opportunity to participate in movement activities, engage in interactive improvisation games and learn about new PD therapies.
Dr. Cochrane has developed a novel approach to handling challenges related to PD...improvisation. For the 2023 symposium, Robert spoke about his program, Day One: the Parkinson's Prison and the Hero's Journey to Escape.
This is a dynamic writing program to help people with and affiliated with PD.
He has founded the nonprofit Yes, And...eXercise to proliferate two programs he created for the PD community:
- Jam for Joy, an improvisation-based support group
- Day One: the Parkinson's Prison and the Hero's Journey to Escape
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2021 Within Our Reach Symposium Recap
Keynote Speaker: Diane Schuirman-Hagedorn
Diane is a person living with Parkinson's who serves on the board of a non-profit organization called Pass to Pass.
The organization provides opportunities for people with Parkinson's Disease to participate in outdoor activities.
For more on Diane's story, watch the 2021 Recap.
2020 Within Our Reach Symposium Recap
Keynote Speaker: Susan Scarlett
Susan is a person living with Parkinson's and the inspiration for the Guinness Book of World Records 65 mile swim, resulting in the film documentary "Victory Swim." For more on Susan's story, watch the 2020 Recap.