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Speaker Series

Upcoming Speakers

Physicians, fitness experts, wellness coaches and more, if it’s a topic that will enhance the lives of those living with YOPD, we want to share it. This list updates regularly so please check back often to see who’s up next in our Speaker Series.

    • 07/16/2024
    • 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

    Speaker Series - Adventures with YOPD

    July 16, 2024 7:00 PM EDT


    Kat and Ken Hill will join us to talk about their two year adventure living in a 22-foot trailer while traveling around the USA. They will share about the lessons learned and challenges encountered along the way.

    ·      Benefits of living with less stuff while managing PD

    ·      The energy it takes to travel.

    ·      Living in the moment with progressing disease and age.

    Kat Hill is based in the Pacific Northwest, US. She believes that we can choose joy in our lives no matter what we are faced with. Movement, mindfulness and gratitude help her navigate the challenges of living with Young Onset Parkinson’s disease. After her diagnosis at age 48 she left her career as a nurse midwife after delivering over 800 babies.

    She and her husband Ken have spent the last 18 months living and traveling in an Airstream caravan with their trusty Yorkshire terrier Baxter.

    Kat is an author and advocate for finding wellness despite a diagnosis. She speaks around the world for the World Parkinson Congress and The Davis Phinney Foundation and is also a co-founder of the Women’s Parkinson’s Project. Her co-authored book, Being Well with Chronic Illness, Hatherleigh Press is available at all book outlets. You can find her at

    Ken Hill recently completed a 30-plus year career in public health information technology. His wife Kat was diagnosed with YOPD in 2015. They are proud to have three adult children.  Ken has lead a Parkinson’s care-partners support group, volunteered with Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, and helped coordinate 130 volunteers during the 2023 World Parkinson’s Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Ken is now a Firefighter in High Prairie, Washington.

    • 08/13/2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

    Speaker Series - Future Proofing Today's Home for Tomorrow's Needs

    August 13, 2024 7:00 PM EDT

    Suz Klyber & Greg Sieb are the dynamic duo behind Live In Plaace which has helped over 5,000 families in need since 2007.

    Join  us to learn about:

    - Good Body Mechanics

    - Importance of Fall Prevention

    - Energy Conservation techniques

    - Home modifications versus remodeling or doing a combination

    Suz has 40+ year's experience as an occupational therapist with 26 years focused on in-hoe care. Greg has vast experience in construction, customer service and project management. He started the business when Suz had clients in need of specific home safety modifications. They both have completed the CAPS protocols (Certified Aging in Place Specialists) and are the local industry experts of aging in place and fall risk prevention in the Northern Virginia area.

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