April is Parkinson's Awareness Month

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

In 2019

Wow! We’re excited!! Check out where we’ll be and our new projects!

Monday, April 1 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parkinson’s Outreach 

We’re at Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N George Mason Dr, Arlington, VA 22205
We’re just outside the cafeteria. Join us to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s.

Wednesday, April 3 from 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Loudoun Senior Interest Network
Sonia Gow, Founder and President of Parkinson Social Network to speak on Parkinson’s awareness.

Wednesday, April 10 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Side by Side Support Groups – For those with Parkinson’s and those who care
A new kind of support group for caregivers concerned about leaving their loved one alone at home.
Caregivers will meet in one room, while Parkinson people can participate in activities and discussion in the room next door.

When: 2nd Wednesday Monthly from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Virginia Hospital Center, Carlin Springs
601 S Carlin Springs Road, Arlington VA 22204
Contact: Sonia Gow (571) 286-5000 or Sonia@ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org
Check out our webpage at https://parkinsonsocialnetwork.org/events/side-by-side/

Thursday, April 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
A Journey of Living Well with Parkinson’s
At: 12052 N Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
Presented by Karl and Angela Robb, author of A Soft Voice in a Noisy World who has lived with Parkinson’s disease for thirty years, and his wife/carepartner, respectively; and Dr. Falconer, co-director of the Movement Disorder Program, INOVA Hospital.
Join us as Karl shares his positive attitude about living with Parkinson’s and learn about the latest medical advancements from Dr. Falconer.
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
RSVP by April 1. Space is limited!Call 703-834-9800 or email RSVP@talloaksal.com.

Monday, April 22 & Friday, April 26 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parkinson’s Outreach

We’re at Fair Oaks Hospital, 3600 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033
We’re just inside the front entrance and outside the cafeteria. Join us to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s.Pints for Parkinson's

Saturday April 27, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Pints for Parkinson’s
At: Tysons Biergarten
8346 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182
This event is hosted by Alec Langstein and Rock Steady Boxing NOVA
Come support family and friends, grab a beer, and help fight back against Parkinson’s disease. All donations and percentage of sales will be given to the local non-profit Parkinson Social Network who is committed to bringing together the Parkinson’s community of Northern Virginia to inform, inspire and unify those living with Parkinson’s.
Online Donations:
– You can donate online at www.gofundme.com/pintsforparkinsons2019
– PLEASE read the parking information on the Tysons Biergarten website – www.tysonsbiergarten.com. There is free parking with validation in the parking garage next door!

Parkinson’s Social Network’s latest podcast!
Fairfax 50+ is a podcast series featuring discussions on issues, services and activities of interest to residents 50 and over. On this edition, host Jim Person talks with me about Parkinson’s Awareness Month in April. This year’s theme is, “Start a Conversation.”
Click here to hear the podcast.

In 2018

Let’s shine a spotlight on Parkinson’s together #UniteForParkinsons

Let’s shine a spotlight on Parkinson’s together #UniteForParkinsons

This year, Parkinson Social Network raised awareness by opening two new cafes in Northern Virginia – McLean and Alexandria. We were delighted to meet our friends touched by Parkinson’s in these communities and bring them together.

The Parkinson Social Network also participated in the #UniteForParkinson’s campaign. If you followed us on Facebook (@ParkinsonSocialNetwork) or on Twitter (@PSN_PDsocial), we shared the inspiring and educational stories we found from people living with Parkinson’s, and connected to Parkinson organizations from around the world.

In 2017

April 11, 2017 marked 200 years since Dr. James Parkinson first described Parkinson’s disease in his essay, The Shaking Palsy. Organizations around the world used social media to help raise awareness about PD with #UniteForParkinsons.

The Parkinson Social Network participated in World Parkinson’s Day, and we were active on Facebook and Twitter. As part of a joint effort with local support groups (Fair Oaks Parkinson’s and Women With Parkinson’s Disease) we organized outreach events at our local Inova Fair Oaks hospital.

We were also excited to receive a proclamation from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe who officially recognized April 2017 as Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Click here to read the Governor’s Proclamation.

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