A degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s Disease strikes people of all ages, though the majority are in their 60s and up. While there is no cure, PFNCA improves the quality of life for those living with PD and for care partners and families. It provides activities that are shown to slow the disease’s progression. Exercise, boxing, dance, and yoga provide therapeutic movement and help with balance, strength, and mobility; a communications club and choir work on vocal cord strengthening. Additionally, its Medical Advisory Board provides extensive educational offerings. With services provided to more than 2,500 people annually – and the need continuing to grow — PFNCA provides comprehensive resources to help those faced with the disease take steps to slow its impact and live well. It also fosters a sense of community, ensuring that no one battles this disease alone.

Headquarters: VA-City of Falls Church

Where They Operate: DC-Ward 2; DC-Ward 3; MD-Montgomery County; MD-Prince George's County; VA-Arlington County; VA-Fairfax County; VA-Loudoun County; VA-City of Alexandria; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church; DC; Georgetown; Chevy Chase (DC)

Age Groups Served: Adult (25-49); Seniors (50+)

Ethnic Groups Served: African American; Caucasian; Other

Population(s) Served: Individuals with Disabilities

  • Number of people (clients, patrons, students, etc) we serve annually:   1,500
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   150

Awards & Recognition

PFNCA was selected by Stone Soup Films to be a recipient of their 2016 Doc in Day program, providing a wonderful documentary style film that highlights PFNCA's service.


Budget (FY2023)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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