July and National Ice Cream Month Come to an End

Ice cream

Fueled with plenty of ice cream, we’ve updated the Resources section on our website with fun and interesting things we’ve learned at recent cafes. Check out our Traveling with Parkinson’s and Gadgets and Gizmos pages!

Cafe Ashburn – July 15
Sometimes it’s difficult to know when symptoms are caused by Parkinson’s or normal aging. Dr. John Dresely O.D., F.C.O.V.D. visited us this month to talk about how Parkinson’s affects vision. As he did at Cafe Fairfax in May, Dr. Dresely was able to answer our questions from his perspective as a Developmental and Behavioral Optometrist. We also enjoyed some yummy sandwiches and cookies provided by our hosts at Tribute at One Loudoun – thank you! And no, I didn’t forget the ice cream! The supplied us with lots of ice cream, too!

A message from the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support Group
Please join us this Saturday, July 28 (tomorrow) from 10:00 to noon at:
Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax, VA.
for our monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting.  We do not have a program this month, but we look forward to spending time with friends and sharing information about our journey with PD.
More information on their website: www.FairOaksParkinsons.com

Lifeguard job available
As many of you know, I am the instructor for an aquatic exercise class for people living Parkinson’s and their caregivers. As far as we know, it’s the only one in Northern Virginia. One of the things that make it so special is our wonderful 90 degree, salt water, indoor pool at the Woodlands Retirement Community in Fairfax. The Woodlands has a job available for a lifeguard, preferably someone with experience as a pool operator. If you know of someone who may be interested, please contact me at Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org and I’ll connect them with the Woodlands. And if you’re interested in joining us in the pool check out our class website at www.FlamingosInTraining.com or contact me.

Workhouse Arts Center
It’s great to participate in activities and classes with other people living with Parkinson’s because of the understanding people have for each other about how they’re feeling. However, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy or explore subjects of interest to us that are not Parkinson specific. The other day I heard about some of the offerings at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. While they offer a variety or art classes, did you know they also offer “Art of Movement” classes such as tai chi, yoga, Pilates, rowing, ballet and ballroom dance? More information about the Workhouse Arts Center on their website at: www.workhousearts.org

Hope to see you out and about soon!

Cheers,
Sonia
email: Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org

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