The Holidays are Here!

Happy Holidays

Thank you for your support on Giving Tuesday!
It feels like Thanksgiving Day turned into Thanksgiving week. Thank you so much to everyone who donated to our Parkinson Social Network for Giving Tuesday! Your contributions help to support programs like this weekly e-newsletter, so we can share ways for you to get Out & About and make the most of your life with Parkinson’s. If you missed our Giving Tuesday emails, you can click here to visit our Donate page and learn more about giving to PSN. We’re very grateful for your encouragement and support!

Cafe Ashburn
It sure was a blowy day on Wednesday for people to be out and about, so thank you to all of you who joined us! Alec Langstein from Rock Steady Boxing visited us to talk about how boxing is proven to help people improve symptoms. We’re hearing lots of positive feedback about Alec’s classes so if you’re interested, you can contact Alec at:
Email:   |   Phone: (571) 730-8553
In Mclean
When: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 1:30 pm
Where: 8501 Tyco Road A-2, Vienna, VA 22182
In Sterling
When: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 10:00 am
Where: Disciple MMA Academy, 21620 Ridgetop Circle Unit 100A, Sterling, VA 20164
You’ll find more information at Alec’s website:

‘Vacation as medication’ online survey
The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) is supporting this study on the impact of vacation on Parkinson’s symptoms. They are looking for people who have been on vacation at least once between 1 June 2016 and 30 September 2018. The survey will ask questions about your holiday destination, activities, food, sleep, stress, temperatures and much more.
The survey is open until 31 December 2018 and takes just about 30 minutes to complete.
Click here for more information and to complete the survey.

Dance for PD® – new classes on their website
Each month, Dance for PD® releases a new dance class to stream but this month they included a bonus class. Both classes are taught by Dance for PD® lead teachers. Anyone can join in to these classes from the comfort of their home!
Click here for Pat Hall’s class.   Click here for Heather Waldon’s class.

Holiday/Christmas Markets
We have some more Christmas markets to check out. Thanks for sharing, Angela!
Downtown DC Holiday Market – November 23-December 23, 2018
Heurich House Museum Christkindlmarkt – November 30 – December 2, 2018.
Swedish Christmas Bazaar – December 1, 2018, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Parkinson Voice Project – Holiday Concert (online)
Featuring the Intentional Singers
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 6:30 pm CT / 7:30 pm EST
For more information and to register, click here.
Parkinson Voice Project is based in Richardson, Texas, so it’s hard for us to attend their performances even when they’re offering Krispy Kreme donuts! They kindly stream their concerts online though so we can still see them. BYO donuts!

Insight’s Winter Wonderland Holiday Party
Thursday, December 6, 2018, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Insight Memory Care Center for a Winter Wonderland! Come enjoy delicious treats, festive drinks, and holiday cheer.
New this year is a holiday market with unique holiday gifts for sale!
All proceeds go to benefit Insight Memory Care Center.
Click here to RSVP.
Questions? Please contact Insight at 703-204-4664 or

Seasons Cheatings: Protecting Yourself from Holiday Frauds & Scams
This is a 2 part free webinar from AARP. It’s a question and answer webinar where you’ll learn to recognize the warning signs of fraud – including what to watch out for when shopping online, purchasing gift cards, and having packages delivered. Thank you, Ruth Ann for suggesting this!
Click here for more information and to register now.

Hoping to see you out and about soon!


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