April Staying Connected Newsletter

Just a reminder that all in-person support events have been suspended due to the COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic.  To support our Parkinson’s community, PSN offers three online (via Zoom) support options each month:

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, April 12th
10:00am-11:30am ET

This Month’s Presentation: 
Dementia Friendly Information Session 
Presented by Diane Watson and Allegra Joffe, Dementia Friendly Fairfax Champion Trainers

Learn how to become a dementia friend and turn your new understanding of dementia into a practical action that can help someone living in your community.

• Describe dementia and know the most common type of dementia
• State the five key messages about dementia
• Explain one approach to effectively communicate with a person with dementia
• Commit to an action as a Dementia Friend in your community

Dementia Friendly Fairfax envisions our community as a place where people living with dementia and their care partners will be able to engage in a variety of activities, be supported in the highest quality of life, and can live independently for as long as possible.

Click here to register for the Caregiver’s Support Group meeting

Online Café
Watch & Discuss: Parkinson’s and The Good Life
Webinar from the Davis Phinney Foundation

Wednesday, April 20th
10:00am-11:30am ET

During the first half of this webinar, from the Davis Phinney Foundation, Dr. Laurie Santos (Yale University) discussed what new results in psychological science teach us about:

  • How to be happier
  • How to feel less stressed
  • How to flourish more no matter your situation

During the second half of the webinar, Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter Phinney helped us unpack what we learned and opened the floor for questions. At the end, we offered some ideas for “rewirement” activities to help you create new happiness habits, boost your mood, and improve your overall well-being.
After watching the video (first hour), there will be a 30 minute volunteer-led discussion of the webinar.

Click here to register for the Online Café

People with Parkinson’s 
Side by Side Support Group via Zoom*

Tuesday, April 26th
10:00am-11:30am ET

This month’s topic: Building Your Support & Care Team

Do you have a non-medical support and care team? Maybe some of the team members have 4 legs instead of 2?
Join us as we discuss and share our support and care team that you find outside of health care professionals. Led by Karl Robb, this discussion is facilitated by people who have experience living with Parkinson’s disease.

Click here to register for the
People with Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

*Online Support Groups Sponsored by:

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Are you searching for a resource or more information about Parkinson’s?

Parkinson Social Network volunteers can help! Call our office at 571-286-5000 or send us email at board@parkinsonsocialnetwork.org

Parkinson Social Network is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. With no paid staff, we are a volunteer led organization with each volunteer having a personal connection to Parkinson’s disease.

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