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Music-all Weekend

January 24, 2019 by

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Pick of the Week—Sunday, Jan. 27: What better way to end a music-filled weekend than by celebrating all the artists of Omaha? You can do so by attending the OEAAs at Slowdown this Sunday. Voting for the awards is separated into visual arts, performing arts, and live music. You’ll get to see performances by Pony Creek, Jocelyn Music, Trac Schacht, Esencia Latina, DJ SharkWeek, and Omaha Magazine’s own resident DJ, Stephen Bils. Our executive editor Doug Meigs will be volunteering on site. So if you can’t make it out, you can still catch some of the action on our social media. Learn more and get your tickets here.

Thursday, Jan. 24: Want to hear some blues music that will make you dance? The Bel Airs can make that happen tonight at Chrome Lounge. These guys have played together for more than 20 years, so expect a tight performance. Based out of Columbia, Missouri, the group has traveled across the U.S. and around Europe, and this is your chance to catch them live in Omaha. For a preview of what to expect, click here.

Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26: This newsletter wouldn’t be complete without a little do-good, feel-good event. The UNMC Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson’s Nebraska is happening this weekend at the UNMC Ice Rink. You can skate as an individual, with your family, or get a team together and try to “Rock the Clock.” Sign up now or just get out and cheer on the dedicated skaters giving it their all. You can purchase tickets here, and learn more about Parkinson’s Nebraska here.

Friday, Jan. 25: Check out a lot of live, local music Friday night when you brave the cold to head to The Waiting Room for the fourth annual NugZ & TKO Birthday Concert. The guys will take the stage with special guests Fr!day, Altura, and Rey Styles. Turn out to help them celebrate their birthdays the best way they know how—with a great show that will be sure to bring the heat. Get your tickets here now.

Saturday, Jan. 26: The music keeps flowing with a special show at Reverb Lounge this Saturday, where you can catch CJ Mills with Mesonjixx & Kethro (all of whom have had features in our magazines you can read here: CJ Mills, Mesonjixx, Kethro). Singer/songwriter Mills has always had a powerful voice and clever lyrics, and since moving to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she has expanded upon her sound. Don’t miss this performance. RSVP on Facebook, and grab your tickets here.

Parkinson’s Nebraska

August 15, 2018 by

Mission Statement

Parkinson’s Nebraska, formerly Parkinson’s Health Development (PHD), aims to be Nebraska’s primary resource for information, education, and outreach. To achieve this goal, Parkinson’s Nebraska embraces collaboration to organize events, promote awareness, and raise funds for local Parkinson’s services and research.

Wish List

  • Referrals—Please help get the word out! Parkinson’s Nebraska is here to help patients and caregivers alike. 
  • Charitable donations, or financial tributes to those affected by Parkinson’s disease
  • Like Parkinson’s Nebraska on Facebook (facebook.com/parkinsonsnebraska) and  follow
    them on Twitter (@ParkinsonsNE)
  • Volunteers for events and office help
  • Intern to assist with tech support and administrative tasks

Upcoming Events

  • Parkinson’s Nebraska presents: “Delay the Disease” Instructor Training Symposium—Grand Island
    Sept. 7-8, 2018
  • Walk & Run the Park for Parkinson’s—Featuring the First Annual Shake-a-Leg 5K
    Sept. 30, 2018
  • #Giving Tuesday (Home Instead Senior Care Foundation)
    Nov. 27, 2018
  • UNMC’s Skate-a-Thon for Parkinson’s
    Jan. 25-26, 2019

Background

Parkinson’s Nebraska is dedicated to responding to the changing needs of the Parkinson’s community in Nebraska. What began with one courageous woman’s goal of increasing access to specialized exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s in Omaha has evolved into the broader vision of empowering individuals with Parkinson’s and strengthening a community statewide. Nebraska has an exceptionally high rate of Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinson’s Nebraska’s motto, “A Journey Shared,” embodies its secret to success: a collaborative approach.

Brag Lines

Parkinson’s Nebraska relies on research and the generosity of donors to respond to local needs. Because exercise is essential for symptom management, Parkinson’s Nebraska has always worked to increase accessible options, and has proudly sponsored over 1,000 specialized classes since opening their doors in 2016. Nebraska’s greatest resource is its kind-hearted people, and Parkinson’s Nebraska provides tools and training to professionals in rural communities so that others are empowered to meet the need in their hometowns. 

Pay it Forward

Parkinson’s Nebraska is driven by the unwavering spirit of the local Parkinson’s community. Just as each person’s journey with Parkinson’s is unique, Parkinson’s Nebraska thrives because of the variety of contributions it receives from volunteers, local talent, and generous donors. Despite being a small organization with much ground to cover, Parkinson’s Nebraska is able to be a resource to all Nebraskans living with Parkinson’s thanks to the tremendous support of the local community.

Parkinson’s Nebraska

16811 Burdette St. Suite No. 1
Omaha, NE 68116 
402-715-4707
parkinsonsnebraska.org


The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.