Dementia Family Pathways at a Glance
Our 2nd Tuesday Parkinson's Support Group was founded in April 2017 around the nucleus of a few people in Panama City who realized that the bonds of friendship and mutual support were key to remaining positive and proactive when faced with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.
In June 2018, a small group of Care partners who were helping people living with Dementia also saw the need for a support group and formed our 1st Tuesday Dementia Support Group in Panama City.
After hurricane Michael destroyed Bay County and much of the Panhandle in October 2018, the need for resources for people living with Dementia and Parkinson's disease in our community became critical!
In May 2019, our local Rock Steady Boxing affiliate - 850 Strong RSB - started offering non-contact boxing-style fitness training for people living with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease in Panama City, FL. In this corner - hope!
Dementia Family Pathways was incorporated as a non-profit organization in Panama City during August 2019. Our mission is to provide support and increase awareness for Dementia and Parkinson's. More importantly, we are dedicated to keeping and creating resources for people living with Dementia and Parkinson's in our community.
In October 2019, the Sounds of Joy Wellness Choir was formed to help people living with Dementia and Parkinson's find joy and wellness through song.
In November 2019, Dementia Family Pathways held its 1st annual Parkinson's Wellness Expo. Thanks to our generous sponsors, this event was free and provided much needed answers for many people in Bay County who are living with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.
In February 2020, Dementia Family Pathways offered its 1st annual Dementia Wellness Expo that was well attended and sponsored by local and regional companies who believe, as we do, that "until there is a cure, there is care." This much needed event was free to the public and touched the lives of many Care partners who are faced with the challenges of supporting family members, friends, and coworkers who are living with Dementia.
Our 1st annual Tulip Trek was scheduled for May 2020, but was canceled due to COVID 19.
Rock Steady Boxing "850 Strong" fitness classses were also canceled due to COVID 19.
Save the date for Thursday 1/21/21 when Dementia Family Pathways will hold it's 2nd annual Dementia and Parkinson's Wellness Expo at the University of Florida in Panama City - Holley Educational Center.
Join us for the full day or register for the half day that interests you most.
CEUs are pending but dependent upon schools reopening in time.
Dementia Family Pathways currently provides programs including...
Dementia Family Pathways is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.