January 2023 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 online (via Zoom) support options each month:


January’s Events:

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Online Support Group via Zoom

Tuesday, January 10
10:00am-11:30am ET

Topic: Watch & Discuss: Winter Stars: A Conversation with author, Dave Iverson from the Davis Phinney Foundation

We will watch a recorded interview of Dave Iverson, writer, film producer, film director, and retired broadcast journalist who tells his story of choosing to move in with his 95 year old mother to be her full-time caregiver all while having recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s himself from the Davis Phinney Foundation. A volunteer led discussion will immediately follow the viewing of the video.

Click here to register for this Support Group event!


Watch and Discuss

Online Parkinson’s Café
Wednesday, January 18
10:00am-11:30am ET

Watch & Discuss:
Integrating Psychiatric and Mental Health into Medical Care – wHolistic™ with Laura Marsh, MD hosted by the PMD Alliance

We will watch & discuss this recorded webinar on mental health with Dr. Laura Marsh (geriatric neuropsychiatrist, Executive Director of the Mental Health Care Line and Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston) and Dr. Indu Subramanian from the PMD Alliance. A volunteer led discussion will follow the viewing of the video.

Click here to register for the Online Parkinson’s Café


Online Support Group via Zoom

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

Young Onset Parkinson’s Network founder Anna Grill

Young Onset Parkinson’s Network was inspired by the personal experience of Anna Grill. She was diagnosed with YOPD at age 38, which means she’s not only been in your shoes, she walks in them daily. Anna will join us to share her story and how Young Onset Parkinson’s Network helps our community.

Click here to register for this support group event!

Anna Grill headshot Young Onset Parkinson's Network

In Our Parkinson’s Community…

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.

December Staying Connected Newsletter – Fun Fest & Frolic

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 online (via Zoom) support options each month:


This Month Events:

>>Fun Fest & Frolic – Tuesday 12/13

>>Online Café & People with Parkinson’s meetings canceled this month

Caregiver’s Side by Side Support Group via Zoom*

Tuesday, December 13
10:00am-11:30am ET

Topic: Fun Fest & Frolic
Come and celebrate the joy of all the seasons and holidays as we gather at this meeting to celebrate, have fun, and laugh! Ugly sweaters are welcome and bring your favorite beverage!

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

Enjoy the Season!

Our Online Café and People with Parkinson’s Side by Side groups are canceled this month to give our volunteers time off.

Thank you for supporting our events and programs.
We look forward to seeing you in January!

Parkinson Social Network Board of Directors

*Online Support Groups Sponsored by:


In Our Parkinson’s Community…

  • Monday, December 5, 1pm-2pm EDTRichmond PADRECC (Open to everyone)Dr. Elsa Mathew and Dr. Leslee Hudgins’ presentation on Sleep Hygiene! 
    When it’s time, join your Webex meeting here.
    Meeting number (access code): 2761 311 2914
    Meeting password: jrBdKaU737$
    Tap to join from a mobile device:
    +14043971596,,27613112914## USA Toll Number 
    Join by phone 
    14043971596 USA Toll Number 
    Global call-in numbers  |  Toll-free calling restrictions  
    Join by phone for non-VA Staff
    18335580712 USA Toll-free Number
  • Parkinson’s Foundation has released new articles and resources for Carepartners.
  • Insight Memory Care Center offers archived recordings of its recent webinars on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia training.
  • Learn more about The National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. This video gives you more information about this historic legislation. You can learn more here about the bill and urge Congress to support the plan.
  • Learn more about the National Plan to End Parkinson’s Act. This video gives you more information about this historic legislation. You can learn more here about the bill and urge Congress to support the plan.

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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