Meeting Notes, Upcoming Meetings (and cancellation), COVID-19 Information & Updates

UPDATE: Based on the medical opinion of Dr. Sean Rogers, our scheduled April 1 speaker, the April meeting has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.  March Meeting Notes: Our March 4 meeting began with a brief discussion of the PFNCA Symposium on Saturday, April 18th.  The PFNCA website has detailed information and an easy […]

Exercise and Other Resources (as requested by members)

DPI Adaptive Fitness Training Center (located at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Eaton Place in Fairfax) offers a Rock Steady Boxing Parkinson’s program on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday mornings beginning at 10:10 a.m., and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ($25 per class). They also offer monthly rates and various membership […]

February Meeting Notes–The Effects of Parkinson’s on Vision

We welcomed Neuro-Development Optometrist, Dr. John W. Dresely, Jr., as our guest speaker at our February 5th meeting. He used to see mostly children in his practice, but increasingly sees more adults with brain injuries, strokes, and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s. Anything that affects brain function usually affects vision in some way. Parkinson’s disease […]

January Meeting Notes–Joy Mclaughlin, PT–All About Balance

We welcomed physical therapist Joy Mclaughlin as our guest speaker to our January 15 meeting (delayed a week due to snow). In addition to being LSVT-BIG therapy certified, we learned from the introduction prepared by one of our members that Joy is also hula hoop certified! Joy began her talk by defining BALANCE, per Webster’s Dictionary, […]