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Location Information
Struthers Parkinsons Center
6701 Country Club Drive
Golden Valley, MN 55427
888-993-5495 toll free


Struthers Parkinson’s Center offers a full range of medical management and quality-of-life services for people with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders and their families. Our experienced staff uses a team-based approach to provide specialized Parkinson’s care – physical, social, emotional and spiritual – to maximize your function and quality of life.

Our expert team includes neurologists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, music therapists, speech pathologists, social workers, chaplains and activities professionals.

Physician Services

  • Consultation with neurologists specialized in movement disorders
  • Deep brain stimulation (assessment and after-care) 
  • Full-day team assessment
  • Ongoing care management

Rehabilitation Services

  • Full-day team assessment
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy with LSVT BIG and PWR certified therapists
  • Specialty clinics for falls prevention, healthy eating and coping with thinking and memory changes
  • Speech therapy with LSVT LOUD certified therapists

Support Services

  • Advance care planning
  • Club CREATE
  • FOCUS program for recently diagnosed patients
  • Nursing assessment and education
  • Social worker support
  • Support groups in five state area
  • Therapeutic day program
  • Wellness and exercise program

Struther's Parkinsons Care Network

The Struthers Parkinson’s Care Network (SPCN) brings the expertise and experience of Struthers Parkinson’s Center to independent, assisted living and long-term care facilities. This unique relationship gives facilities additional insight into the complexities of Parkinson’s symptoms through the advanced training and ongoing education provided by Struthers Parkinson’s Center.

Caregivers and staff are trained to recognize and understand the complex and often-changing symptoms of Parkinson’s, leading to better communication and enhanced care. In addition, facilities receive specialized training in medication management and falls prevention. SPCN facilities also offer education, resources and support for patients and their families, including support groups and special activities.

For more information about SPCN and partner facilities, call 952-993-5495.

2016 Family Caregiver Skills Building Class

3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

These free caregiver skills building classes are designed to help you learn skills for caring for your loved one. Attend classes for a particular topic of interest, or each month – no registration necessary.

Each class is held in Struthers Parkinson’s Center.

Date Topic Facilitator
January 19 Organize your home for greater ease & safety Lori McManus, OTR-L
February 16 Thinking changes: What to say, things to do Melissa Pellinen, MA, SLP, CCC
March 15 The ABC’s of medication management Sarah Donley, RN, BSN
April 19 Assisting movement: How to help safely & effectively Kristin Johnson, DPT, NCS
May 17 Providing mealtime assistance Lori McManus, OTR-L
June 21 Planning ahead Joan Hlas, LISW
July 19 Addressing changes in motivation: Ideas & suggestions Sandi Holten, MT, BC
August 16 Maintaining nutrition, weight and wellness Sarah Donley, RN, BSN
September 20 Reducing falls risk & what to do if someone falls Rachel Kaufenberg, DPT
October 18 Deciding where to live Joan Hlas, LISW
November 17 Managing bladder problems & concerns Rick Vandendolder, OTR-L
December 20 Tools for resilience while coping with loss Beryl McHale, NACC

2017 FOCUS classes

Were you or a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the past year?

Learn more about PD in this free three hour class, offering an overview of Parkinson's disease, including facts about early symptoms, treatment and coping strategies.

Classes are held on Saturdays at Struthers Parkinson's Center. Call 952-993-5495 to register.

9 a.m. to 12 noon on the following dates:

  • July 22
  • October 28

Deep brain stimulation informational classes

Deep brain stimulation surgery (DBS) may be an option for some people with Parkinson's disease. Learn more about this procedure, including:

  • How DBS surgery may help PD symptoms
  • Who is a good candidate for DBS
  • Tests needed before undergoing surgery
  • Follow up treatment
  • Individual and family support
  • Personal experiences from people who had the surgery

A free three hour class is offered several times during the year on Saturdays at Struthers Parkinson’s Center from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Call 952-993-5495 to register.

2017 class dates are:

  • August 26
  • November 11


Struthers Parkinson's Center recognizes the important role family members play in helping patients overcome obstacles and live well with Parkinson’s. Patients and care partners can benefit from these services.

  • Care partner support groups
  • Clinical research opportunities
  • Educational classes and conferences for patients, care partners and health professionals
  • Respite care through Club CREATE
  • Skills-building classes for family care partners 
  • Social services
  • Wellness activities for care partners and people with Parkinson's