Check out what’s happening in Northern Virginia for Parkinson’s Awareness Month!

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

PSN will be out and about in the community
raising awareness, learning from others,
and catching up with friends.
Hope you can join us!

Please help us with planning
and click on the links to RSVP for the events you’d like to attend.
Family and friends are welcome to join us, too!

PSN Outreach event at Virginia Hospital Center
Monday, April 1 – no joke!!
 

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Virginia Hospital Center – main hospital, outside the cafeteria
1701 N George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22205
We’ll raise awareness about Parkinson’s by sharing information about Parkinson’s and local resources. At previous outreach events we’ve reached out to families touched by Parkinson’s to let them know they are not alone, and educated medical professionals so they have a better understanding of Parkinson’s and can provide better care.
I hope you can join us! Even if it’s for only part of the time – sharing your stories, and listening to others can really make a difference in someone’s life.
Contact Sonia at Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org for more information.


Side by Side Support Groups
– Wednesday, April 10

For those with Parkinson’s and those who care . . .
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
2nd Wednesday  of each month at:

Virginia Hospital Center, Urgent Care  – Carlin Springs
601 S Carlin Springs Rd, Arlington, VA 22204
Enter via the Urgent Care Center entrance, turn right into the Wellness Room
A new kind of support group in Northern Virginia!
Two support groups, each in their own space next to each other.
1)  For caregivers – to share and learn from each other
2)  For people with Parkinson’s – to engage in group activities and share with each other.
Free and all are welcome!
To help us with planning, please let us know if you’d like to attend.
Click here to RSVP or email Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org


A Journey of Living Well with Parkinson’s
Thursday, April 11 – World Parkinson’s Day!

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
At: Tall Oaks Assisted Living
12052 N Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Presented by Karl and Angela Robb, author of A Soft Voice in a Noisy World who has lived with Parkinson’s disease for thirty years, and his wife/carepartner, respectively; and Dr. Falconer, co-director of the Movement Disorder Program, INOVA Hospital.
Join us as Karl shares his positive attitude about living with Parkinson’s, and learn about the latest medical advancements from Dr. Falconer.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
Call 703-834-9800 or email RSVP@talloaksal.com. www.TallOaksAL.com


Cafe Alexandria – Monday, April 15

11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch – click here to RSVP )
3rd Monday of each month at:
Brandywine Living at Alexandria
5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304 map
(703) 940-3300

DIRECTIONS
This is a brand new building on a new street so if your GPS doesn’t recognize the Cardinal Place address try:
450 South Pickett Street, Alexandria alternate map for GPS
PARKING is underground and accessible from the back of the building.


Cafe Fairfax – Wednesday, April 17

10:00 am to 12 noon (coffee & donuts – click here to RSVP)
3rd Wednesday of each month at:
Insight Memory Care Center,
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030    map
(703) 204-4664

DIRECTIONS:
From Waples Mill Road turn onto Pender Drive.
Then turn right at the 2nd driveway;
head straight back,
the road will curve around to the left and 3955 will be on your left.

But wait! There’s more!
Classes for Caregivers follow Cafe Fairfax from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We are welcome to stay at Insight after the cafe, and participate in this program that is specifically designed to assist family caregivers.
All sessions are FREE, and respite care may be available by request; please notify us when registering to confirm availability.
You can sign up hereor contact Lindsey Vajpeyi at lindsey.vajpeyi@insightmcc.org or 703-204-4664.
Click here to check out Insight’s events calendar for details about their other classes, workshops, support groups, and social events.


Cafe Ashburn – Wednesday, April 24

11:00 am to 1:00 pm (light lunch – click here to RSVP)
4th Wednesday of each month at:
**NEW LOCATION!** as of April 2019
Waltonwood at Ashburn
44141 Russell Branch Pkwy, Ashburn, VA 20147 map
It’s not far from our previous location – about 2 minutes more down the road.
Call (571) 266-1810 for directions.


PSN Outreach event at Fair Oaks Hospital
– Monday, April 22 & Friday, April 26

11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Fair Oaks Hospital, in the main lobby, in front of the cafeteria
3600 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033
Free valet parking!
We’ll raise awareness about Parkinson’s by sharing information about Parkinson’s and local resources. At previous outreach events we’ve reached out to families touched by Parkinson’s to let them know they are not alone, and educated medical professionals so they have a better understanding of Parkinson’s and can provide better care.
I hope you can join us! Even if it’s for only part of the time – sharing your stories, and listening to others can really make a difference in someone’s life.
Contact Sonia at Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org for more information.


Pints for Parkinson'sPints for Parkinson’s – Saturday, April 27

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
At: Tysons Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, Virginia
This event is hosted by Alec Langstein and Rock Steady Boxing NOVA
Come support family and friends, grab a beer, and help fight back against Parkinson’s disease. All donations and percentage of sales will be given to the local non-profit Parkinson Social Network who is committed to bringing together the Parkinson’s community of Northern Virginia to inform, inspire and unify those living with Parkinson’s.
Online Donations:
– You can donate online at www.gofundme.com/pintsforparkinsons2019
Parking:
– PLEASE read the parking information on the Tysons Biergarten website – www.tysonsbiergarten.com. There is free parking with validation in the parking garage next door!

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