April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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We have two cafés and an outreach event this month!

Monday, April 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Fairfax

What gets you going in the morning? What brings you joy?

At our cafes we’ve heard about some of the things people like to do. Some that we’ve heard about include learning to speak Polish, macramé, basket weaving, photography, writing poetry, baking, gardening, rock climbing, traveling and watching grandchildren grow up.

Let’s share our stories (you can bring samples or photos, too) about the things we like to do and discover the things we have in common apart from life with Parkinson’s. I believe we’ll be pleasantly surprised and it will be fun to connect in these other ways.

But wait! There’s more!!

We’ll read the  proclamation from Governor Terry McAuliffe recognizing April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month and our spotlight will be on a new, very local pharmacy, Revolution Meds.
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Where?

Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030
Directions and map

Our café is free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!
Click here to RSVP


Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Café in Ashburn – New!

We’ll meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month as of April 19. Please help us spread the word to our Parkinson community friends in Loudoun county!

For our first café, we’ll meet our hostess, Chrystal Todd, and learn more about this brand new community. We’ll also read our proclamation from the governor recognizing April as Parkinson Awareness Month, and share our stories about the things we like to do.

Where?

Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

Our café is free, and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!
Click here to RSVP


Outreach at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

In recognition of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month, several local Parkinson support groups will be sharing information about Parkinson’s to increase the understanding of the needs of someone living with Parkinson’s.

This is a joint effort of the Parkinson Social Network, the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group and the Women with Parkinson’s Disease support group.

We’ll be at Inova’s Fair Oaks hospital from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following days:
Monday, April 3          Friday, April 7
Monday, April 24        Friday, April 28

We would really love your help – people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends – to help us on one of these days, even if it’s only for an hour, to hand out printed material and chat with staff and the visitors.
If you’d like to help, please contact Sonia at Sonia@PatientsArePeopleToo.com or at (703) 378-7221.

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