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 care you can in Austin and the surrounding areas. Power for Parkinson’s is CAPS newest 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.
We recently updated website, the online home of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society, and our growing number of local community support groups. We hope you find it friendly to use, easy to navigate, and visually appealing.
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].
Please join us Saturday, April 26 at the Oasis Restaurant for the 5th Annual Cars for Parkinson’s & Dystonia fundraiser. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, and it’s an important fundraiser for CAPS and PfP. Click here for more information or visit www.cars4research.org.
It’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month and we have a very special program in store for you. Please mark your calendars now and join us for our April meeting. It features Dr. Richard Dewey, of UT Southwestern Medical Center, graciously sponsored by Teva Pharmaceuticals. We’ll also have a catered luncheon courtesy of Medtronics.
The Art of Cooking features a collection of crowd-pleasing recipes and amazing art from our members with Parkinson’s. This project is a major fundraiser for CAPS. Reserve your copy now. Buy online for delivery or for pick up at the next meeting. Don’t miss your chance to own this one-of-a-kind publication. A great gift idea, too! Learn more . . .
Reduced sense of smell is a common but little noticed symptom of Parkinson’s disease (PD) that may occur years before the onset of motor symptoms or a diagnosis. The Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI) seeks 10,000 people over the age of 60 who do not have Parkinson’s to take a simple smell survey online.