About Us


Over 16 years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson Disease and shortly after that diagnosis I decided to have a style show with the proceeds going to the Michel J. Fox Foundation
(Team Fox) and American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA). Since then, we have formed NWI Parkinsons Inc., a 501(c)(3) Corporation, to help fund TEAM FOX and APDA, as well as our (2) local Support Groups, (at Southlake Methodist and Munster Community Hospitals), YOGA for Parkinsons,at Southlake Methodist and the NWI Parkinsons' Building 1st Floor Exercise Room in Highland, Kick Boxing  at Southlake Methodist and the NWI Parkinsons' Building  2nd Floor Exercise Room in Highland, Dance for PD, at the NWI Parkinsons' Building 1st Floor Exercise Room and Rock Steady Boxing of NW Indiana at Munster Community Fitness Pointe. 
With your help and the countless hours donated by the committee, we have been able to donate over $400,000.00. to benefit these great organizations and local programs.

SAVE THE DATE, NOVEMBER 2, 2018, FOR OUR 4TH ANNUAL DINNER DANCE AT AVALON MANOR. (MORE TO COME LATER.)

ALSO, ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018, WE ARE INITIATING A NEW INFORMATIONAL SERIES FOR PARKINSON PATIENTS. IT IS TITLED: "PEARLS OF WISDOM FOR PARKINSON PATIENTS." This will be a series of short presentations from around the Parkinson world for Parkinson Patients with a message for Parkinson patients.  The plan is to have these lectures with local Neurologists to include a Q & A sessions afterwards every month here at the NWI Parkinson building in Highland, Indiana. The first presentation will feature neurologist Dr. Andrea DeLeo from Munster, and will start at 6:30 P.M. Invitations are being emailed to our email list and due to size limitations, we are asking you to RSVP so you can have a reserved seat for the lecture  Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis.  These lectures will be free to all attending and is co-sponsored by Abbott Laboratories.  Refreshments will be served.
Please call 219-237-2342 to RSVP. Hope to see you here...
Elizabeth Woodbury and Don Nagdeman


On January 17, 2017, we purchased the building that houses our NWI Parkinsons' office located at
2927 Jewett Avenue * Highland, Indiana.  Since the purchase we have added
 Kick Boxing every Wednesday at 6:00 P.M and added our Dance for PD Class every Wednesday at 12 Noon (we moved it from Southlake Methodist). Currently these classes are being held in our exercise rooms on the 1st & 2nd floors.  If the weather permits, we would like to move these classes outside to our rear parking lot that was remodeled for our Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration on July 28th last year. Also, on that date, Elizabeth Woodbury opened up Elizabeth's, a beautiful, small boutique in the rear of the first floor. It is a unique store in that ALL merchandise purchased by customers, 100% of the net proceeds go to fund the local Parkinson activities listed above.

Please stop by our building, take a look around and visit the boutique.  We are proud of it!!!

Elizabeth Woodbury                 and                 Don Nagdeman
Founder / Chairperson                                    Marketing Director
                                       NWI Parkinsons Inc.




  • NWI Parkinsons, Inc. Board Members for year 2018

  •       Andrea Dance
  •   Dr. Daniel Dunn
  •   Jeanette Giragos
  •       Helen Garrison
  •       Dr. Sharon Harig
  •       Carolyn Molden
  •       Charles Molden
  •       Don Nagdeman
  •       Dr. Jennifer Pallone
  •       Lori Plesha
  •       Deborah VanCleef
  •       Kathleen Willman
  •       Madeline Wilson
  •       Elizabeth Woodbury
  •       Thomas Woodbury




Contact Us Today to help fight Parkinson Disease locally

You can help in many ways, as well as benefit from our services if needed.  Please join us today in supporting the cause.

NWI Parkinsons Inc. 
2927 Jewett Avenue
Suite 1st Floor West
Highland IN 46322
219-237-2342