This week’s events: Tuesday Carepartner Support group – What is PERS? Stand Tall and Fight the Fall – Saturday Brunch Webinar w/ Dr. Mike Braitsch

This Week:

* 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

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:

Caregiver’s Support Group via Zoom*
Tuesday, September 13
10:00am-11:30am ET

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?
Click here to register for the
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.

Click here to register for this Saturday online webinar event!

Later September Events

Online Café
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
10:00am-11:30am ET

How Do I Prepare For Emergencies?

Moriah Kitaeff
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.

Click here to register for the Online Café

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

Tuesday, September 27
10:00am-11:30am ET

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.

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People with Parkinson’s Disease Support Group

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