Renew! Retreat® Tucson


October 11, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM


DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson Reid Park
445 S Alvernon Way

Tucson, AZ 85711


People with Movement Disorders,
Care Partners, Adult Children and Family Members

About Renew! Retreat®

As far back as 1999, a four-year study of caregiver health reported, “Participants who were providing care and experiencing caregiver strain had mortality risks that were 63% higher than those whose spouse was not disabled.”

That’s why we created Renew! Retreat for care partners and family members. We offer them an opportunity to rejuvenate and spend time with other care partners who share similar feelings and concerns, while their loved ones with Parkinson’s enjoy their own concurrent workshops.


A Glance At The Agenda
Two Concurrent Programs - One Life-Giving Retreat


  • Bed, Bathroom & Beyond  (Urinary & Sleep Challenges) – MDS Neurologist
  • Planning for the Future – Elder Law Attorney
  • Care Partner & Adult Child Wellness Tool
  • Deep Dive into Off Time
  • Function & Functionality – Staying Whole as A Care Partner
  • Reframing Happiness


  • Bed, Bathroom & Beyond  (Urinary & Sleep Challenges) – MDS Neurologist
  • Wellness Journal & Planning Tool
  • Planning for the Future – Elder Law Attorney
  • Speech & Physical Therapy
  • Deep Dive into Off Time
  • Function & Functionality – Staying Whole with PD
  • Reframing Happiness

Padma Mahant, MD

Foothills Neurology & Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, Phoenix

Padma Mahant, MD, is a neurologist at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Mahant’s expertise includes diagnosis and management of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and ataxia. She is dedicated to helping each of her patients improve their quality of life. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Parkinson’s Study Group, and the Movement Disorder Society.

Dr. Mahant received her medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She completed her residency in neurology at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York, and her fellowship in movement disorders at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center at Barrow. Dr. Mahant’s research has included the study of risk factors for blepharospasm, improving posture and gait in Parkinson’s disease patients, and several clinical trials of pharmaceuticals to potentially treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Elizabeth Rollings Friman, JD

Elder Law Attorney

Elizabeth’s practice focuses on trust administration, probate, guardianship, conservatorship and estate planning. Elizabeth is a licensed private fiduciary and uses her expertise to help families navigate the process of administering trusts and estates. With the help of the talented staff at Fleming & Curti, Elizabeth serves as guardian, conservator, trustee and/or personal representative.  She has a passion for public speaking and has presented on different topics including Charitable Gift Planning, Diminished Capacity and Estate Planning, Representation of Fiduciaries and Best Practices for Trustees Managing Special Needs Trusts.  Elizabeth is a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation-only nation organization, comprised of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Elizabeth is also member of the Arizona State Bar Probate & Trust Executive Council. She is a past President of the Planned Giving Roundtable of Southern Arizona and Blanche Johnson Affordable Housing (a HUD Section 202 program), and former Vice President and Treasurer of the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Jacquelyne J. Mingle, JD

Elder Law Attorney

Jacque provides estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships, conservatorships, and fiduciary matters. She enjoys advocating for clients’ rights and helping solve disputes.  As a licensed private fiduciary, she finds acting as a guardian, conservator, trustee, personal representative, or agent under power of attorney particularly rewarding. She is also committed to serving the Tucson community and the estate planning and fiduciary professions. She currently serves on the boards of the Planned Giving Round Table of Southern Arizona and Tohono Chul Park, is a member of the Arizona Fiduciaries’ Association (and is a former board member), the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Morris K. Udall American Inn of Court, and the State and Pima County bars, and is a frequent speaker on estate planning and fiduciary issues for these organizations and others.

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