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If you or a loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you are not alone. Every year, sixty-thousand people are newly diagnosed. Nearly half leave the doctor’s office following a diagnosis without educational resources or information on what the future holds. To change that, the Parkinson’s Foundation aims to provide ongoing support throughout the entire journey with the disease. A new program—Newly Diagnosed: Building a Better Life with Parkinson’s Disease—provides the knowledge, tools and resources people need to navigate life with the disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation also offers educational programs focusing on care and research; digital resources; topical podcasts; and an online community to connect with others living with the disease and their care partners in a network of support. For more information you can call the toll-free Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-[the numeral]-4-P-D--INFO or e-mail Helpline-at-Parkinson--dot--org. You can order a free Newly Diagnosed kit at Parkinson--dot--org--slash--Newly-Diagnosed.