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, […]

January Meeting Reminder and Online Class Information

NOTE DUE TO THE SNOW, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THE FOLLOWING WEEK, WEDNESDAY JANUARY 15. A quick reminder that our meeting is next Wednesday, January 8, with guest speaker Joy Mclaughin, Physical Therapist, who will be talking about balance. Bring your questions! Joy has lots of experience working with people with Parkinson’s.  Also Laurie K Mischley, […]