June Staying Connected Newsletter

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 three online (via Zoom) support options each month:


Caregiver’s Support Group via Zoom*
Tuesday, June 14
10:00am-11:30am ET

This Month’s Open Discussion:  
Procedures – Before & After

Getting ready for medical procedures can be a stressful time but planning ahead can alleviate some of the stress.
Our facilitators will lead a discussion with attendees about how to be ready before and after a procedure.

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


Online Café
Wednesday, June 15
10:00am-11:30am ET

Watch & Discuss: The Long Road to Hope: Ending Parkinson’s Disease documentary

From the ParkinsonTV.org website: Twelve extraordinary individuals. One riveting mission. The journey to end Parkinson’s starts here. Parkinson’s is growing. We can end it. Worldwide, more than 10 million people have the disease. Over 200 people are diagnosed each day. 100 die. We profiled twelve extraordinary individuals with Parkinson’s and have the privilege of sharing with you their personal journeys to end this debilitating disease.

After watching the documentary, attendees will be invited to discuss the documentary with our volunteer facilitators.

Click here to register for the Online Café


Special Evening Event

Wednesday, June 22
7:00pm-8:30pm ET

Watch & Discuss: The Long Road to Hope: Ending Parkinson’s Disease documentary


To accommodate those unable to attend our morning Online Café, we are offering an evening viewing of this important documentary.  After watching the documentary, attendees will be invited to discuss the documentary with our volunteer facilitators.

From the ParkinsonTV.org website: Twelve extraordinary individuals. One riveting mission. The journey to end Parkinson’s starts here. Parkinson’s is growing. We can end it. Worldwide, more than 10 million people have the disease. Over 200 people are diagnosed each day. 100 die. We profiled twelve extraordinary individuals with Parkinson’s and have the privilege of sharing with you their personal journeys to end this debilitating disease.

Click here to register for this evening event!


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

Tuesday, June 28
10:00am-11:30am ET

This month’s Discussion: Preparing for Summertime

Summertime means fun, travel, outdoor activities – what can we do to prepare ourselves for participating in these summer activities? Join our discussion of how to prepare for joining into the summer fun!

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

*Online Support Groups Sponsored by:


As an all volunteer organization with no paid staff, we count on volunteers.

We are looking for folks to help us with our mission to support the Parkinson’s community. Do you have time to help us with the following activities?

  • Writing articles for our e-newsletter.
  • Uncovering interesting topics and speakers.
  • Editing and publishing YouTube videos.
  • Updating our website.

If you have talents and time for any of these items or have other talents you want to share, please contact us at 571-286-5000 or email info@parkinsonsocialnetwork.org.


Did You Know?
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.

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Today’s Event at 10am: Making the Most of Your [Many] Medications with Dr. Emily Peron, VCU School of Pharmacy

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

Tuesday, May 24
10:00am-11:30am ET

May’s Presentation:
Making the Most of Your [Many] Medications with Dr. Emily Peron from VCU

Managing medications is not an easy task, especially for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Dr. Peron will share strategies to help take the guesswork out of managing complex medication regimens and maximize the time spent with members of your medical team, including your pharmacist. Although she cannot offer individual treatment recommendations, Dr. Peron is always happy to provide referrals and resources. She encourages audience members to ask questions and share their insights for the benefit of the group.

Emily P. Peron, PharmD, MS, is an Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Peron attended a training program for pharmacists interested in Parkinson’s disease in 2009, identified a drug-induced tremor in her grandfather in 2010, and has been working with individuals with movement disorders ever since. Dr. Peron earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Butler University and completed clinical residency training in geriatrics at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Clinical Research while completing a research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She currently serves as a consultant for the VCU Health Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center and is a member of the Parkinson’s Foundation Aware in Care Committee.

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


*Online Support Groups Sponsored by:

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 three online (via Zoom) support options each month:


Did You Know?
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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