Capital Area Parkinson's Society

The Journeys of Two CAPS Team Members

We all have unique journeys in life, and we may end up where we least expected. That’s the beauty of being alive. We’re always experiencing new things and growing as a person. 

Two CAPS team members that have had different journeys but an equally positive impact on the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society are Jennifer Prescott and Christi Cornell. Their passion for helping others and empowering people with Parkinson’s is truly inspiring. 

Christi Cornell’s Journey to Becoming CAPS Executive Director 

Christi’s journey within the CAPS organization has been marked by unwavering dedication. From her early days contributing to various projects to assuming roles of increasing responsibility, she has consistently demonstrated a commitment to the organization’s mission and core values. Her hard work and passion have not only contributed to the success of CAPS initiatives but have also inspired those around her.

Passion for the Cause Leads to a Promotion

One of the key reasons for Christi’s well-deserved promotion is her profound passion for the CAPS mission. Her genuine belief in the impact we can make has been a driving force behind her efforts. Whether it’s fostering connections with the community, leading advocacy initiatives, or spearheading fundraising campaigns, Christi’s enthusiasm for the organization’s cause has been infectious, motivating others to join the shared mission.

Exemplary Leadership

Christi’s leadership qualities have shone brightly, earning her the respect and admiration of colleagues and volunteers alike. Her ability to inspire and empower others, coupled with her strategic vision, has played a pivotal role in steering the CAPS organization toward success. As Executive Director, there’s full confidence that Christi will continue to lead with integrity, resilience, and innovation.

Building Strong Relationships

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Christi has been instrumental in building strong relationships within the CAPS organization and the broader community. Her collaborative approach, effective communication, and genuine care for the well-being of those around her have created a positive and inclusive work environment. These qualities will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society.

Christi Cornell’s promotion to Executive Director is a momentous occasion that reflects not only her individual achievements but also the collective success of the CAPS organization. As we congratulate Christi on reaching this significant milestone, we look forward to witnessing the positive impact her continued leadership will have on our mission. Her journey serves as an inspiration to us all, demonstrating that dedication, passion, and exemplary leadership pave the way for success. 

Here’s to celebrating Christi Cornell and the bright future she brings to the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society!

Capital Area Parkinson’s Association VP Jennifer Prescott Shares Her Journey Starting Out as a CAPS Volunteer

In a world that often feels fast-paced and disconnected, finding purpose and connection becomes increasingly important. For me, volunteering with the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society (CAPS) has been a transformative experience, offering not only a chance to give back but also an opportunity to become a beacon of hope for those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

Personal Connection

My journey with CAPS began with a personal connection. A close friend’s father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and witnessing the challenges he faced ignited a desire within me to contribute to the Parkinson’s community. I realized that my time and efforts could make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families navigating the complexities of Parkinson’s.

Creating Awareness

One of the primary reasons I volunteer with CAPS is to contribute to the ongoing battle against Parkinson’s by raising awareness. Many people are unfamiliar with the intricacies of Parkinson’s disease, and through my volunteer work, I aim to shed light on the challenges faced by those living with it. By sharing stories, organizing awareness campaigns, and participating in community events, I hope to foster a greater understanding of Parkinson’s and encourage empathy and support.

Building a Supportive Community

Parkinson’s disease not only affects individuals physically but also takes a toll on their emotional well-being. CAPS provides a platform for individuals to come together, share experiences, and form a supportive community. As a volunteer, I have witnessed the power of connection in uplifting spirits and providing strength to those facing Parkinson’s. Whether it’s through support groups, educational workshops, or social events, CAPS fosters a sense of belonging that is invaluable for everyone involved.

Empowering Through Education

Education is a cornerstone of the work done by CAPS, and as a volunteer, I play a crucial role in disseminating information about Parkinson’s disease.  I empower individuals with the knowledge they need to navigate their Parkinson’s journey more effectively. Informed individuals are better equipped to make decisions about their health, and education becomes a powerful tool in improving overall well-being.

Witnessing Positive Change

Volunteering with CAPS has allowed me to witness positive changes in the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s. From individuals gaining a better understanding of their condition to families finding a network of support, the impact is tangible. Being a part of this transformative process reinforces my commitment to volunteering and motivates me to continue contributing to the Parkinson’s community.

In the heart of my volunteer work with the Capital Area Parkinson’s Society  lies a commitment to making a difference, one connection at a time. The journey has been fulfilling, challenging, and deeply rewarding. Through raising awareness, building a supportive community, and empowering through education, I have found a sense of purpose and fulfillment that goes beyond the confines of everyday life. As I continue on this journey, my hope is to inspire others to join the cause, creating a ripple effect of compassion, understanding, and positive change in the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.

With Love, 
Jennifer Prescott RN, MSN, CDP

Jennifer Prescott

Jennifer Prescott RN, MSN, CDP
Vice President of Education and Support 
Capital Area Parkinson’s Society (CAPS)
Founder Blue Water Homecare and Hospice

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