Join us tomorrow/Tuesday September 28th at the Parkinson’s Support Group via Zoom at 10am – 11:30am EDT! 

This month’s topic: Are you Tired? Sleep and sleep hygiene!

This month’s discussion topic is about sleep and sleep hygiene. Did you watch the YouTube video we highlighted at our Café this month? Do you have questions, suggestions, or just want to talk to others living with Parkinson’s about what they do for sleep issues? Then, please join us!

This is a facilitated discussion by volunteers who have are living with Parkinson’s or have cared for someone living with Parkinson’s disease. This will be an open share talking about expanding your opportunities. Use this link to register now for this online event.

This meeting will be held from 10am EDT until 11:30am EDT. You are welcome to join the discussion anytime and stay for as long as you can.

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. To register, click here.

Our Side by Side Support groups are made possible by generous donations from our donors and the sponsored by of the following organizations:


Just Announced!

The School of Dance at George Mason University announces free Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (Dance for PD®) classes, offered this fall on their Fairfax campus. Classes Begin: this Friday, October 1st
Dance for PD is a movement-based class that begins slowly with warm-up movements and progresses to combinations of movements to a variety of uplifting music. The class offers not only physical benefits, but also reduces the dancers’ social isolation which is commonly associated with this neurological disease.
Click here for more information. 
To register and learn more about this program, please email Assistant Professor Shaun D’Arcy at sboyleda@gmu.edu.

Lucy Bowen McCauley will be leading the classes offered at George Mason this fall. Lucy Bowen has been leading Dance for PD classes for thirteen years. BMDC is the only Dance Company that is a licensed affiliate of the Mark Morris Dance Group’s researched-backed Dance for PD program in the Mid-Atlantic region.  

Save the Date! October 30th 10:30am Saturday Brunch Webinar – NIH and its Role in Research and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Join Parkinson Social Network for our next Online Saturday Brunch Webinar presentation:

NIH and its Role in Research and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Saturday, October 30th
10:30am-12pm EDT

Speakers scheduled to present:
Dr. Beth-Anne Sieber
Program Director in the Division of Neuro Science, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Dr. Debra Ehrlich
Chief of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic at the NIH Clinical Center

Mr. Justin Cohen, Director of the Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment

Registration will open on October 1st!

September Staying Connected Newsletter

This month, our topic for discussion at our online support groups and Café will be: Sleep

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 three online (via Zoom) support options each month:

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group via Zoom*

Tuesday, September 14
10:00am-11:30am EDT
This month’s topic: Are you tired? Sleep & Sleep Hygiene

This discussion for caregivers will be an open discussion that is facilitated by Parkinson Social Network volunteers who have experience caring for those with Parkinson’s disease.

Click here to register for the Caregiver’s Support Group


Online Café

Wednesday, September 15th
10am-11:30am EDT

Online Watch & Discuss:  Evaluation and Treatment of Common Sleep Disorders Associated with Parkinson’s
Join us as we watch an online recording & have a facilitated discussion of this presentation by Waleed H. El-Feky, MD, Texas Neurology Sleep Disorders Center originally presented & hosted by Parkinson Voice Project.

Click here to register for the Online Café


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People with Parkinson’s Disease Support Group via Zoom*

Tuesday, September 28
10:00am-11:30am EDT
This month’s topic: Are you tired? Sleep & Sleep Hygiene

This will be an open discussion facilitated by Parkinson Social Network volunteers who either live with Parkinson’s or have experience caring for those with Parkinson’s.

Click here to register for the People with Parkinson’s Disease Support Group


Online Support Groups Sponsored by:


Now available!
Watch on YouTube the recording of our Saturday Brunch Webinar w/ Martha Brettschneider – Mindfulness Tools for Resilience in Turbulent Times


We are Here to Help!
Are you searching for a resource or more information?
Parkinson Social Network volunteers can help! 

Call our office at 571-286-5000 or send us email at board@parkinsonsocialnetwork.org

August Staying Connected Newsletter

This month, our topic for discussion at our online Side by Side support groups and Café will be: Expanding Your Opportunities

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 three online (via Zoom) support options each month:

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group via Zoom*

Tuesday, August 10th
10:00am-11:30am EDT
This month’s topic: Breaking Your Relationship with your Couch! 

This discussion for caregivers will be an open discussion that is facilitated by Parkinson Social Network volunteers who have experience caring for those with Parkinson’s disease.

Click here to register for the Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group


Photo provided by Encore Learning

Online Café

Wednesday, August 18th
10am-11:30am

Expand Your World with Encore Learning

Encore Learning’s Vice President Steve Shapiro will provide an overview of how Encore Learning engages older adults and then there will be time for questions. Join us online to learn more about Encore Learning. Since 2002, Encore Learning has provided academic courses, special events and clubs for adults 50 and over. With two semesters each year, there are over 70 academic classes being offered this year. But did you know that they have a Cinema Club, a Mindfulness Club, and so much more? Join us to learn more about ways to engage with other older adults and keep your mind alert.

Click here to register for the Online Café


Raised hands volunteering. Vector illustration

Side by Side Support Group People with Parkinson’s Disease via Zoom*

Tuesday, August 24th,
10:00am-11:30am EDT 

This month’s topic: Breaking Your Relationship with your Couch!
This will be an open discussion facilitated by Parkinson Social Network volunteers who either live with Parkinson’s or have experience caring for those with Parkinson’s.

Click here to register for the People with Parkinson’s Disease Side by Side Support Group


Side by Side Support Groups Sponsored by:


We are Here to Help!
Are you searching for a resource or more information?
Parkinson Social Network volunteers can help! 

Call our office at 571-286-5000 or send us email at board@parkinsonsocialnetwork.org

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