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].
CAPS 1st Annual Summer Bash was a tremendous success . . . a wonderful evening of fun and entertainment, which also increased awareness of PD and CAPS, and raised significant funds to support our work. We hope you were able to join in the festivities. (Tell us what you thought at [email protected].)
CAPS is grateful to everyone who helped make Summer Bash possible – board members, volunteers, and especially, our many sponsors. Please check out this impressive list of local businesses and professionals who graciously provided their support and let them know how much we appreciate their involvement.
CAPS welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Peckham, as our featured presenter for the September membership meeting. A member of the Central Texas Neurology Consultants team, Dr. Peckham is a specialist in movement disorders. She will discuss questions frequently asked of movement disorders specialists. Lunch will be provided by Medtronics. This will be a most informative session and we look forward to seeing you there!
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.