Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area Update
Wow, has this summer flown by! I can’t believe it’s already time again for the Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area’s annual Walk-Off Parkinson’s Fund and Awareness Raising Event. This year’s Walk will be on September 18th in Washington, DC at Nat’s Park, home of the Washington Nationals. So put on your walking shoes and start warming up.
Can’t make it this year but still want to help? PFNCA is providing pre-printed postcards to ask family and friends if they would like to support the cause and how to do it. If you didn’t receive a packet in the mail, call the PFNCA at 703-734-1017. You can also register and get additional information at this number. If you have taken even one class through the PFNCA this year, attended a speaking engagement sponsored by them or the annual symposium, this is your chance to give back. If you haven’t done any of this things, you really should try out their program.
Women with Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
Our meetings resume on the first Wednesday in September, September 7th. Our program will start with a BANG when Speech/Language Pathologist Melanie Dorn speaks to the group.Well known and respected Melanie Dorn will speak on taking care of our vocal cords,aspiration dangers, the BIG and LOUD LVST PROGRAM and more, including the Vocal Yoga program. She plans on plenty of time for questions so bring them on.
My idea for the next program is to address head-on a great concern of mine – when to quit driving, how to stay healthy to driving and what options there are once you do quit. If you’ve faced this issue and are willing to share with us, I think we’d learn a lot. if this sounds like a snooze, say so. I’m not easily insulted these days. We will, of course, continue last year’s efforts to space out speakers to favor group time. I have seen many of you over the summer at varied classes, PD-related meetings and drop-ins like the Parkinson’s Cafe and even in dark garages in Falls Church.
I look so forward to seeing everyone and catching up with you.
So we’ll be together on the 7th. Any topics you think need exploring can be passed along to me.