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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].
Please join us Thursday, February 11 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm for a special happy hour event, hosted by our friends at Belmont Village Senior Living Center. There will be cocktails, light hors d’oeuvres, and good times for everyone. It’s all intended to raise awareness for CAPS so invite your family and friends and help us get the word out. (Directions and additional information here . . . )
We have a highly anticipated event planned for our February 20th membership meeting. Ms. Haley Deal, of the Michael J. Fox Foundation, joins us for a presentation on the Foundation and the latest on their research initiatives. This is information of interest to everyone connected to Parkinson’s.
As always, CAPS meetings are open to everyone with an interest in Parkinson’s, and there is always plenty of free parking. More details here . . .
CAPS extends a big thank you to all who have paid their 2016 Annual Membership Dues. Your support helps make the many services we provide possible. There are several membership options available, and your dues can be paid in person at any monthly membership meeting, via mail, or online through our website. Click here to learn more . . .
Do you shop online at Amazon? Did you know you can help CAPS in the process? Through its AmazonSmile program, the online marketplace supports non-profit organizations like CAPS. It’s easy; simply designate CAPS when you shop at Amazon, and a small percentage of each purchase is given to our organization. There is no additional cost to you, and it can add up quickly for CAPS. Learn more here, and please consider using AmazonSmile when shopping online.
CAPS is seeking individuals to serve on our all volunteer Board in the upcoming year. People from all types of backgrounds can help, and it only takes few hours a month to make a big difference in the lives of those impacted by Parkinson’s. Please take a few minutes to learn more here . . .
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.