What you need to know
JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute received a grant of $12,000 to pilot a program called the JRI Parkinson’s Choir, as part of the Parkinson’s Foundation 2019 Community Grants program.
This new program will benefit people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving voice and breathing issues as well as helping to address social and emotional needs.
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Roger P. Rossi, D.O., director of JFK Johnson’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program, will oversee the medical and clinical aspects of the program, while Janice Dibling, MS, CCC/SLP, speech pathology manager, will be responsible for implementation. Alyson Chananie, MS, CCC/SLP, speech language pathologist, will direct the choir.
The Parkinson’s Foundation awarded more than $1.5 million in community grants. This year’s grant cycle focused on three areas including programs that provide a service for underserved PD communities, initiatives that reach the newly diagnosed and clinical trial education and participation that reach those under-represented in the PD community.