A New Year for W WPD Begins

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.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “A New Year for W WPD Begins

  1. Hi Lu,

    Do you think a good topic for discussion is ” Staying a Home as Long as Possible” I know an OT and her husband who specialize in converting your home into a safe environment with a few adjustments. Their presentation is quite intelligent and well informed. We had them come to our support meeting early last year and it was well received.Let me know if you think it would be interesting for the ladies.

    Francine

    On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 4:02 PM, Women With Parkinsons Disease wrote:

    > FacetsofLucy posted: “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” >

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  2. I also saw a presentation by a husband and wife. He’s a builder and she has PD but he made all needed changes to make staying put possible in the house they loved. Both driving and deciding if a move is necessary are big topics that lie ahead for us all. Maybe we could expand the topic to “Decisions on Aging in Northern Virginia. Is that too broad? Thanks for an important topic idea, Francine. Anyone else have an opinion?

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