At this time, the board of directors at Parkinson Social Network (PSN), out of an abundance of caution, has decided to suspend all in person support events due to the COVID-19 /Coronavirus pandemic. To support our community, PSN will be hosting a café the Third Wednesday of each month at 10:00am. You are welcome to come anytime and stay for as long as you can.
Wednesday, October 20th
Gerry Rebach, RN, BSN, MS, is a retired nurse, formerly certified in HIV/AIDS and Hospice and Palliative Care nursing.
Her most recent employment was in adult day care for older adults with cognitive and/or physical challenges (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, dementias).
The talk will include definitions of palliative care and hospice care, explanation of eligibility for the Medicare hospice benefit, the more common symptoms managed with palliative care, medications and other modalities used for symptom management. Discussion will include decision making and what to expect from providers.
What is a café?
Our café is an informal social alternative to support groups for people with Parkinson’s, their carepartners and caregivers, as well as their families and friends. We have different topics every month to help get the conversation started.
Why come to a café?
Parkinson’s brings us together, but it is not all that we have in common. At our café, you’ll meet people with similar interests, hobbies, and work and travel experiences, so there is always lots to talk about and share. You’ll learn that there is more to life than Parkinson’s!
Parkinson Social Network is different from many other Parkinson’s organizations because our focus is less on the medical perspective and more about encouraging our friends touched by Parkinson’s to enjoy a feeling of well-being. We hope that our café will inspire you to make the most of life with Parkinson’s.