Side by Side Support Groups

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 the Side by Side Support Groups for those with Parkinson’s and those who care for those living with Parkinson’s online. You are welcome to come when you can and stay for as long as you can.

 Shirlea North, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, April 13th, 10:00am-11:30am EST
Topic: Parkinson’s Disease: the “Other” symptoms
Speaker: Shirlea North, PT, DPT, GCS, CLT
Clinical Director of Rehabilitation
Virginian Rehabilitation & Wellness, Inc.
Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist
Certified Lymphedema Therapist
LSVT BIG Clinician
Click here to register here for this event.
Shirlea has been a physical therapist for 10 years with Virginian Rehab & Wellness with a passion to work with clients with movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease.  Recently she has become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist and pelvic floor dysfunction specialist to encompass a more holistic approach to treating a client. 
Shirlea spoke to our Parkinson’s Side by Side Support Group in March. This presentation is specifically for caregivers.
Click here to download the handout for this presentation.
Click here to register here for this event.

Pauline Reid Qigong Practitioner
Pauline Reid

People with Parkinson’s Side by Side Support Group*
Tuesday, April 27th, 10:00am-11:30am
Topic: Introduction to Qigong
Speaker: Pauline Reid
Click here to register here for this event.
Pauline Reid has been student of Qigong and Tai Chi since 1989 and began teaching in 1999. She is certified to teach in several styles of Qigong and holds Advanced Instructor Certification through the National Qigong Association. Along with offering private instruction, weekly classes and workshops, Pauline mentors other qigong instructors and aspiring instructors.
Participants will learn where qigong comes from, how it ‘works’, the benefits of a qigong practice and how it differs from other modalities like Tai Chi or Reiki. The session will include learning simple qigong movements with a focus on stress reduction, relaxation, and balance.
Click here to register here for this event.

Side by Side Support Groups are sponsored by:

Side by Side support groups sponsored by Old Dominion Home Care, Virginia Hospital Center and Parkinson Social Network

New Meeting Start Times!
Starting in January 2021, all Side by Side Support group meetings will now start at 10am EST. Length of meetings will now be 90 minutes (10am-11:30am EST).

New to Zoom (online meeting) or need help? Visit our Zoom resources page for help and information.

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