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 online (via Zoom) support options each month:
This Month Events:
* Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) – What You Should Know
* Saturday Webinar – “Stand Tall and Fight the Fall!” Fall Prevention Strategies for People with Parkinson Disease
*How Do I Prepare For Emergencies?
* Watch & Discuss: Exercise, Freezing of Gait, and Postural Instability w/ Dr. Jay Alberts & The Davis Phinney Foundation
Caregiver’s Support Group via Zoom*
Tuesday, September 13
Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) – What You Should Know
Parkinson Social Network Board Member David Baum introduces attendees to: What is a PERS? Are there different kinds? What factors into consider in choosing one for your family?
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Caregiver’s Support Group meeting
Live Online Webinar
Saturday, September 17
10:00am – 11:00am EDT
“Stand Tall and Fight the Fall!” Fall Prevention Strategies for People with Parkinson Disease with Dr. Michael Braitsch, PT, DPT
If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. The risk of falling—and fall-related problems—rises with age. This presentation consists of research-based strategies and “grass-roots tips” to help you reduce your risk of falls, identify and address environmental fall risks, and if you or a loved one should experience a fall, some ideas of what to do.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
How Do I Prepare For Emergencies?
Community Engagement Specialist, Fairfax County Department Of Emergency Management And Security
Do you know how to prepare for an emergency situation before it takes place?
Preparedness includes those steps you take before a disaster strikes, in order to make sure you and your family remain safe and secure during and after a disaster. Developing emergency plans, learning about resources available during and after a disaster, and practicing what you would do in an emergency are key elements of preparedness.
By being prepared, you will enable first responders to take care of those in immediate life-threatening situations. Being prepared and knowing what to do will reduce fear and anxiety and may help you to avoid the danger altogether.
People with Parkinson’s
Side by Side Support Group via Zoom*
Tuesday, September 27
Watch & Discuss: Exercise, Freezing of Gait, and Postural Instability w/ Dr. Jay Alberts & The Davis Phinney Foundation
We will Watch & Discuss this recorded webinar from the Davis Phinney Foundation. Dr. Jay Alberts discusses why and when postural instability and freezing of gait (FOG) tend to happen in people with Parkinson’s and how exercise can impact these symptoms.
*Online Support Groups Sponsored by:
In Our Parkinson’s Community…
- The World Parkinson Coalition has an upcoming virtual Carepartner series titled: Losing Someone That Is Still Here, September 8 at 3pm EDT.
- George Mason University restarts their Dance for PD class on September 30.
- Last month a bill was introduced in the US House (H.R. 8585) titled The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. This video gives you more information about this historic legislation. You can learn more here about the bill and urge Congress to support the plan.
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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.