October Staying Connected Newsletter – Nutrition, Falls Prevention 101, & Open Conversation

A watercolor of Fall with a tree with orange and yellow leaves.

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:

>>Open Conversation – Tuesday 10/11

>>Watch & Discuss: Nutrition – Wednesday 10/19

>>Falls Prevention 101 w/ Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance – Tuesday 10/25

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group via Zoom*

Tuesday, October 11
10:00am-11:30am ET

Topic: Open Conversation

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

Online Café
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
10:00am-11:30am ET

Watch & Discuss: Parkinson’s Nutrition for Living Well Today with Dr. John Duda & The Davis Phinney Foundation

Click here to register for the Online Café

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

Tuesday, October 25
10:00am-11:30am ET

Falls Prevention 101

Sara T. Pappa, PhD, MCHES
College of Health and Education Assistant Professor
Health and Human Performance Marymount University & Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance Coordinator

Falls are NOT inevitable as we age. In fact, most falls are preventable. This presentation will include a discussion about risk factors for a fall and practical strategies to reduce your risk. Sara Pappa is a full-time faculty member at Marymount University in Arlington where she manages the regional falls prevention initiative, including the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance.

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

*Online Support Groups Sponsored by:

In Our Parkinson’s Community…

  • Virtual Live Well: Chronic Disease Self-Management – Tuesday, October 11- November 15| 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Fairfax County Department of Family Services is offering a FREE six-week group interactive workshop series for individuals who are interested in learning how to effectively manage their ongoing health conditions. Click here for more information.
  • Learn more about 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.

We are Here to Help!
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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