We’re Here To Help!
Founded in 1984, the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society addresses the needs for those impacted by Parkinson’s disease in central Texas. The organization offers a multitude of support groups, resources, monthly meetings, exercise programs and a community for people afflicted by Parkinson’s and their care partners.
Our monthly meetings have informative speakers followed by a group activity and time to socialize. Our support groups are offered monthly in various locations and provide an opportunity to meet others who most likely have similar concerns. We have people ready to field your questions to help you find the best possible care in Austin and the surrounding areas. Power for Parkinson’s is a CAPS program offering free classes such as Dancing with Parkinson’s, strength & conditioning exercise classes, yoga, movement & voice classes, walking groups and more.
You can join in at any time. Parkinson’s has a way of making individuals feel isolated. CAPS will welcome you in a comfortable setting and help make your life fuller.
CAPS is a registered non-profit organization. We have an all volunteer Board, and are supported by member dues, donations, and generous sponsors. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please use our feedback form or email us at [email protected].
Ms. Shelly Carver, who specializes in speech pathology, and the treatment of speech and swallowing issues that often accompany Parkinson’s Disease, is our special guest presenter for the July 18 monthly meeting. She will discuss these issues and the latest in treatment options. And after our meeting, we’ll be serving Amy’s Ice Cream for everyone!
Get ready for an evening of great music, food, and lots of fun with your friends at CAPS 1st Annual Summer Bash. Special guests, Austin’s own favorites, The Bee Gees Songbook tribute band will perform, and there’s much more planned. This will be a night to remember — with all proceeds going to CAPS. And to make it easy, you can buy tickets online, at a meeting, by phone or at the door.
The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) recently launched a national program, Aware in Care, which aims to help people with Parkinson’s disease get the best care possible during a hospital stay. In conjunction, NPF developed a free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital stay. Learn more here.