Where we live and serve
The Findlay, Ohio, Community Action Committee (CAC) is in Northwest Ohio (south of Toledo).
About our CAC
Our committee includes twenty members: health professionals (the vice president of special projects at Blanchard Valley Hospital, physical therapists, physicians, etc.), community officials and leaders (City Council member, minister, and priest), persons with Parkinson’s, care partners, leader of the local support group, and friends. In addition, the YMCA and 50 North, who both offer Parkinson’s classes, are members of this diverse group of community members.
The community includes a series of small towns and counties that lack neurology and Parkinson’s specialists, awareness about Parkinson’s, and Parkinson’s programming and resources. Additionally, the town is more traditional and may be hesitant to change.
Our Healthy Parkinson’s Community Vision
Our vision for our Healthy Parkinson’s Community includes increased collaboration between resources and people. We especially want to improve education for the newly diagnosed and increase services to those who experience gaps in their medical care. Support from the Davis Phinney Foundation can provide opportunities to collaborate with others engaging in similar work, to consult with noted experts, and to determine the best way to distribute resources to build and ensure a Healthy Parkinson’s Community.