Clupny book

Carol Clupny shows off her book and one by John Alexander at the World Parkinson Congress in Kyoto, Japan. The Hermiston author has a June 20 book event in Portland.

Local author Carol Clupny has been making the rounds after recently launching her book, “The Ribbon Of Road Ahead: One Woman’s Remarkable Journey with Parkinson’s Disease.”

The Friends of the Hermiston library hosted Clupny during a May 14 book event at the Hermiston Public Library. The Hermiston woman will be heading to Portland for a Thursday, June 20 event at Broadway Books, 1714 N.E. Broadway St. It runs from 7-8 p.m.

In addition, Clupny invites people to attend an upcoming presentation coordinated by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. Dr. Delaram Safarpour of the Parkinson’s program at Oregon Health & Science University is the featured speaker. The free event is Tuesday, June 25 from 3-4:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Hospital, Pendleton. People planning to attend are asked to register at or by calling 1-800-426-6806.

Safarpour will speak on the topic, “The Basics and Beyond,” providing information on how Parkinson’s disease is diagnosed and what the common symptoms are. In addition, she will offer her insight regarding current best practices for therapeutic treatments.

The presentation is part of Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon’s effort to expand access to services and education throughout the region. The initial launch of the effort includes a series of three lectures, grant funding for new exercise classes, support group development and personal support for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease. Future lectures will focus on “Living Well with Parkinson’s” and a discussion of current and promising research that is underway.

For more information about Clupny, to read her blog or to order her book, visit For more about Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, contact, 503-594-0901 or visit

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