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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 . . […]
For people with Parkinson’s, exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and the ability to perform activities of daily living. Research from the Parkinson’s Outcomes Project shows that regular exercise enhances the quality of life. Establishing early exercise habits is an essential part of overall disease management. Power for Parkinson’s is a non-profit […]
Our Lakeway Area PD Support Group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm. Meetings take place at: Baylor Scott & White Rehab 2000 Medical Drive Lakeway, TX 78734 For additional information contact Kathy Lynch at 512-263-4500 Directions: Take Hwy 620 S to Birrell St. (near Post Office) Make a right onto Birrell St. […]
The Round Rock PD Support Group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Location: Wyoming Springs Assisted Living , 7230 Wyoming Springs Drive, Round Rock, TX 78681 (map). The facility is located north of 620. For additional information, please email Donna Hohm, or call and leave a voice message at 512-765-7733.
The (West Austin) Simultaneous Parkinson’s group & Carepartners group, meets monthly on the second Tuesday. Meetings start at 10:15 am, and are held at Covenant Church, 3003 Northland Drive, Austin, TX (map). This support group is for both persons with partners and their partners, with separate, simultaneous breakouts for each. For additional information, please contact […]
The Parkinson Foundation 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, the Parkinson Foundation 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.
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.
Important note: The Cedar View group will not meet in November or December. Meetings will resume in January. The Cedar View PD Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Location: Cedar View Rehabilitation Center , 11020 Dessau, Austin, TX, 78754 (map). For additional information, please email Teresa Ford.
This support group addresses the unique needs of those with Parkinson’s Disease living alone. Solo with Parkinson’s meets monthly on the 1st Monday, from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Location: Westminster Manor, The Windsor Building, 4100 Jackson Avenue, Austin, TX 78731. Meetings are held in the Arts Room. (Map) Mary Jo Hernandez is our facilitator for […]