Parkinson's Disease - VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System
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VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System


Parkinson's Disease

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) VA Dedicated Information and Referral (I&R) Center 

APDA VA Dedicated Veteran I&R Center in Reno, NV located at 975 Kirman Ave provides educational and emotional support to Parkinson disease patients and their families. Established in 1990, the Center provides Support Groups, Exercise Programs and APDA webinars as follows: 

  • Free Parkinson’s disease educational literature, booklets and pamphlets
  • Support Groups - Click here for schedules and locations of local support groups.
  • Information on Parkinson’s disease medications
  • Quarterly newsletter with important updates on Parkinson’s disease, treatment, research and medications
  • Lending library with up to date books, DVDs, and videos
  • Educational seminars for families and health care professionals
  • Professional assistance for researching your health questions
  • Telephone access to assist patients, caregivers, physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals with inquiries
  • Organizational assistance to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers and Community Based Outpatient Clinics throughout the Northern Nevada and Northeastern California
  • Information for rock steady boxing, bowling group, spin classes, golfing group, and board games group
  • APDA webinars at

Founded in 1961, APDA is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson's disease.  Working diligently to assist the more than one million Americans with Parkinson's disease, the APDA has raised and invested more than $170 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs. We have elevated Parkinson's disease public awareness and  have supported research designed to find a cure.  To help support us in the fight against Parkinson’s disease nationally, please visit us at 

Parkinson's disease affects more than one million people in the United States annually, with at least 65,000 new cases diagnosed each year. The chronic and progressive neurological condition is the second most common neurodegenerative aging disorder, after Alzheimer's disease.


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I&R Center Medical Director: John H. Peacock, M.D., Ph.D.
I&R Center Coordinator: Tiffany Johnson, LCSW
I&R Center Coordinator: Jennifer Stathes, RN
I&R Center Administration: Nicole Mueller

Mission:  The I&R Center, which is a joint affiliation between the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHCS) and the Sierra Veterans Research and Education Foundation (SVREF), is a centralized resource dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease.  We also serve the general public, caregivers, allied health professionals, and physicians in Northern Nevada and Northern California who would like additional information.

Our Center is Here for You!

Please contact us if you:

  • would like to be added to our mailing list to receive a copy of The VA Parkinson Press (our quarterly newsletter)
  • have questions about the information on our site
  • want information about support groups in your area
  • want information about accessing the VA
  • would like to borrow a book or video
  • have ideas for programs or services

Parkinson's Disease Resources - Click here for additional resources and information about Parkinson's Disease.

Contact Info


  • Dedicated Veteran Information and Referral Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 775-328-1715

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm