Community events

Events are listed by date beginning with the most recent . . .

Davis Phinney Victory Summit
The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s is holding one of their Victory Summits in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 24. I haven’t been to one yet, so I’m really looking forward to it. The focus of this organization is to help people with Parkinson’s to live well and they describe their Victory Summits as “a moving day of information and inspiration” and “an upbeat, fast-paced event of community and connection, filled with laughter and conversation”. I’m all for that! For more details, click here. Will we see you there? ~Sonia

Care Wise: A Community Resource Conference
Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
At: Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035
Presentations, panel discussions and exhibitor topics designed to enhance awareness of: 

  • Resources for Older Adults, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans 
  • Mental Health Connections 
  • Continuum of Care Information 
  • Aging in Place Strategies

Recommended for care professionals, case managers, social workers, clinicians, residential staff, students and other community advocates
No charge for attendance; complimentary lunch provided.
Space is limited.
Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CarewiseConf2019 by September 5, 2019

APDA 2019 Virginia Education Day!
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
At: DoubleTree Hotel
50 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg VA 23185
Speakers include local friends and advocates Karl and Angela Robb, and Bob Pearson.

Ann Perkins writes:
This is Virginia’s version of the national paced conferences that grab your attention, including:

  • Understanding, Managing and Living with Parkinson’s disease – to include a panel of movement disorder specialists
  • Breakout sessions on dementia and neuromodulation, research, brain fitness, benefits of anti-inflammatory eating
  • Demonstrations and benefits of Parkinson specific exercise
  • With Kendra Lapointe hosting as President of the board of APDA-Hampton Roads Chapter and 25 different speakers to choose from

Many will spend Friday night at the venue. There are special rates, so take advantage of them by using event code APD (single/double $139/nite) by calling 800-222-8733 for the Doubletree Williamsburg 50 Kingsmill Rd., Williamsburg VA 23185

For more information about the when and where, as well as speakers, topics, and to register (only $25), click here.

Save the Date!Saturday, November 9
PSN’s 2nd annual Caregiver Appreciation Luncheon
At: Insight Memory Care Center
We would love your help and feedback to make this another happy event for both caregivers and people living with Parkinson’s. Please mark the date on your calendar, and drop me a line if you’d like to help!

What’s New at Insight Memory Care Center?

Insight Memory Care Center always has interesting workshops and classes that are specifically designed to assist family caregivers on a variety of topics. Check out their Events page by clicking here to see what’s happening soon.

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