Parkinson Social Network

March Staying Connected Newsletter


Read all about our informative speakers and topics coming to our online Side by Side Support groups and Café events this month!

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, March 9th, 10:00am-11:30am EST
Topic: Gadgets and Gizmos – What tools do you use or are looking for?
Are you looking for a gadget or tool to make things easier? Do you have a gizmo or tool you use right now you would other caregivers to know about? Bring your ideas and questions to our discussion to share with your fellow caregivers.
Click here to register here for this event.

PSN Online Café
Wednesday, March 17th at 10:00am-11:30am EST
Speaker: Josh Schrader, Owner, Capital Music Therapy Services
Please join Josh Schrader, owner of Capital Music Therapy Services as he leads us in conversations around the topic of music.
Click here to register here for this event.

Shirlea North, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT

People with Parkinson’s Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, March 23rd at 10:00am – 11:30am EST 
Topic: Parkinson’s Disease: the “Other” symptoms
Speaker: Shirlea North, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT
Clinical Director of Rehabilitation
Virginian Rehabilitation & Wellness, Inc.
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
LSVT BIG Clinician
Shirlea has been a physical therapist for 10 years with Virginian Rehab & Wellness with a passion to work with clients with movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease.  Recently she has become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and pelvic floor dysfunction specialist to encompass a more holistic approach to treating a client.  
Click here to register here for this event.

Starting January 2021, all Side by Side Support groups and Café meetings will now start at 10am EST. Length of meetings will now be 90 minutes (10am-11:30am EST).

Just a reminder that all in-person support events have been suspended due to the COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic. To support our Parkinson’s community, PSN offers at least three online (via Zoom) support options each month.


*Side by Side Support Groups made possible by:


Upcoming Parkinson’s Events and Online Resources

Here are just a few events in the Parkinson’s community that may be of interest to you:

Parkinson Social Network (PSN) is Here to Help

Are you searching for a resources or information? Parkinson Social Network volunteers can help! 
Call our office at 571-286-5000
or send us email to board@parkinsonsocialnetwork.org.

Jennifer Disano, Executive Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – olli.gmu.edu

Topic: Lifelong Learning at George Mason University
Speaker:
Jennifer L. Disano, Executive Director
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University
https://olli.gmu.edu/

The Osher Lifelong learning Institute at George Mason University satisfies the curious mind. For 30 years, OLLI has enhanced the cultural vitality of the surrounding community with an academic program similar to a liberal arts college. The program began from a desire among retirees to enjoy university level courses, explore interests, and connect socially and intellectually with their peers. Now the institute offers over 600 lecture & discussion courses annually in all curricula: Music, Art, Psychology, Science, Policy, to Current Events and so much more…

Jennifer L. Disano serves as the Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at George Mason University (OLLI Mason), a nonprofit membership driven organization with three regional campuses in Northern Virginia offering 600 educational courses per year to over 1200 members, serving retired individuals aged 55 or better. As OLLI Mason is nationally aligned with 125 OLLIs at Universities, she works closely with other OLLIs across the country.

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