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Founded in 1984, Capital Area Parkinson’s Society addresses the needs of 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 for those responsible for their care.
CAPS monthly meetings feature informative, expert speakers, followed by group activities and time to socialize. All meetings are free and open to anyone in the area with an interest in Parkinson’s. Our local support groups are offered regularly at several locations. They provide an opportunity to meet others who most likely have similar concerns in a small group setting. We have people ready to field your questions and help you find the best possible care in Austin and the surrounding areas.
You can join in at any time. Parkinson’s has a way of making individuals feel isolated. CAPS will welcome you in a friendly, comfortable setting, where you can feel free to ask questions, learn from others, or share your own experience.
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 October meeting features prominent neurologist and published author, Dr. Ronald Devere. The presentation is entitled Memory Loss: Everything You Want to Know But Forget to Ask. We’ll have a Pot Luck Lunch following the presentation and activities. This promises to be a very informative session and we look forward to seeing you. And as always CAPS meetings are open to the public.
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.
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.