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].
Our November membership a special presentation of interest to all members: How Therapy and Exercise Can Positively Impact PD. Scheduled, special guest speakers will include Sarah King; Liz Warfield; and Nancy Bain. Pot luck lunch is planned, too. Mark your calendars now . . . this is not a meeting to be missed!
Check out the new CAPS tote bags. These durable, screen printed tote bags can be purchased at our monthly meetings. They are ideal for carrying groceries and other items, and the proceeds help our organization. Supplies are limited so reserve yours now!
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.