Local restaurants Carlita’s Tacos & Tequila, Crisp, Jaqueline, Nicholas Restaurant and Quaintrelle will provide menu options that meet the nutritional recommendations for people with Parkinson’s. Approximately 200 guests will have the opportunity to sample cuisine, enjoy music and drinks, and mingle with friends. Tickets can be purchased at Brian Grant Foundation.
“We’re delighted to hold Plates for Parkinson’s to raise awareness of our programs to help improve the well-being of people living with the disease,” says Katrina Kahl, executive director of the Brian Grant Foundation. “Thanks to the generosity and dedication of our participating restaurants, the Parkinson’s community in Portland will have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating in a fun and supportive environment.”
“At Providence, we believe Health is a Human Right. That’s why we partner with local organizations like Brian Grant Foundation to reach more of our community and share helpful resources on healthy eating, physical activity, and other lifestyle habits that improve the lives of people living with Parkinson’s,” said co-medical directors Dr. Anderson & Dr. O’Leary. “The Movement Disorder Center at Providence Brain and Spine Institute is honored and excited to help present this year’s Plates for Parkinson’s event.”
Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects cells in the brain that produce dopamine, a chemical messenger that helps to control movement. The outward signs of Parkinson’s may include tremors, slowness of movement, balance problems and rigidity. Though there is no cure for Parkinson’s, research has shown that healthy eating and social connections are important aspects for managing the condition and improving quality of life with the disease.
ABOUT BRIAN GRANT FOUNDATION Brian Grant Foundation provides tools to improve the well being of people with Parkinson’s. Learn more about BGF programs at Brian Grant Foundation.