Parkinson Association of Northern California Hires Outreach Coordinator

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - March 8, 2022 - PRLog -- The Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) has announced the hiring of Kimberly Arredondo-Blanco as their new Outreach Coordinator. The Outreach Coordinator will provide communities with basic Parkinson's disease information, coordinate with local resource agencies, assess need for PD services, and develop/modify programs and services accordingly. A portion of the Outreach Program is to help PwP in underserved and Hispanic communities.

Prior to coming to PANC, Ms. Arredondo-Blanco worked for the California Health Collaborative as the Social Work Care Manager responsible for assessing client needs, identifying resources, and developing care plans. Before that, she was a Community Health Worker at WellSpace Health and did her internship at the Agency on Aging Area 4, Sacramento.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Gerontology from California State University, Sacramento where she minored in Spanish, and also a certificate in Spanish in Healthcare.

"Kimberly has a track record of exceptional work with underserved populations throughout Northern California" says PANC Executive Director Will Zrnchik. "Her skillset helps us raise awareness, provide resources, and develop support options to help those affected by Parkinson's in our communities." If you would like more information on PANC's outreach efforts, or to find a support group in your area, please contact the PANC offices at (916) 357-6641 or


About the Parkinson Association of Northern California

For more than 25 years, the Parkinson Association of Northern California (PANC) has been providing programs and services to improve the quality of life for those facing Parkinson's disease throughout our region. In the past several years, we have made great strides in developing new and viable services. The Parkinson Association's programing emphasis supports the fact that while there is no cure for Parkinson's, those diagnosed with the disease can take steps to live well. For more information on PANC, visit

About Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a neurological movement disorder affecting an estimated one million Americans. Each year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's making it the second-most common neurological condition behind Alzheimer's. Common symptoms include tremor, slowness of movement, stiff muscles, unsteady gait, depression, and anxiety. There is no cure for Parkinson's. Most patients maintain a good quality of life with medications.

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