December Staying Connected Newsletter

December Events

All in person support events have been suspended. To support our community, PSN offers three online support options each month:

Caregiver’s Online Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, December 8th at 10:30am
Click here to register for this event.

PSN Online Cafe via Zoom
Wednesday, December 16th at 10:30am
Click here to register for this event.

People with Parkinson’s Online Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, December 22nd at 10:30am
Click here to register for this event.

*Side by Side Support Groups Sponsored by:

If you found a benefit from this newsletter, will you please consider making a donation to support our mission to advocate, support and enrich the lives of those touched by Parkinson’s disease?

Now available!
Watch on YouTube the recording of

September’s Saturday Brunch Webinar: 
Building Your Virtual Parkinson’s Wellness Plan

with Polly Dawkins

Happenings in our Parkinson’s Community

Here are additional programs and articles, provided by other organizations, which may be of interest to you:

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The Davis Phinney Foundation has launched a new series called Ask the Parkinson’s Expert which features videos with people living with Parkinson’s, carepartners, DPF ambassador leaders, and Parkinson’s specialists.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) has a virtual calendar that has all their exercise, wellness and support programs available.

Simplified TaiChi 24 forms class available for those with Parkinson’s and/or their Caregivers
Meng Lin leads this class on Wednesdays via Zoom starting at 12:30pm and lasts for 1 to 1.5 hour (including a warm-up/stretch routine).  If you are interested in participating in this class, please call Meng at 703-503-3412 (leave a message if no one answers), if interested.

Dance for Parkinson’s hosts free livestream classes and conversations each week. Visit their website for the most up to date schedule.

Programs From Parkinson’s Foundation (
Mindfulness Mondays: Follow guided relaxation techniques that help boost brain power and reduce stress every Monday at 1 p.m. ET.
Wellness Wednesdays: Engage with others in the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community and explore your creative side every Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET.
Fitness Fridays:  Follow PD-tailored fitness episodes from home, each one highlighting a new fitness focus. New videos go live every Friday! 

Parkinson Social Network is Here to Help
Are you searching for a resources or information? 
Parkinson Social Network can help! Call our office at 571-286-5000 or send us email at
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