February Meeting Announcement & News and Notes

Time sure is flying! Our February meeting date is approaching quickly:

        Date: Wednesday February 5
        Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
        Speaker: Dr. John W. Dresely

Dr. Dresely is a Developmental Optometrist with an office in Chantilly, Virginia. His specialty is vision therapy. He works with children and adults with vision issues such as the related to Parkinson’s. Check out his website if you wish to read more about him.

A number of us mentioned eyes issues at Joy Mclaughlin’s presentation on balance at our January meeting, so Dr. Dresely’s visit should be timely and relevant. Speaking of Joy, I am still working on posting a summary of her excellent presentation, so stay tuned.

Upcoming Meetings and Guest Speakers:
        March 4:     TBD
        April 1:        Dr. Sean Rogers, Movement Disorder Specialist, Inova
        May 6:         Dawn Lewis, The Parkinson’s Foundation

In other news:
PFNCA (Parkinson’s Foundation of the National Capital Area) is conducting a Wellness Program Questionnaire. They are looking for input on programs offered and suggestions for new programs and classes. Also if you already take classes and wish to add some words of praise for the class and instructor, this is an opportune time to do so. They are looking for comments no later than February 15. You can link HERE.

Last month I posted information for yoga and dance class offerings. Here’s another one, courtesy of one of our members:

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease –– 60 minute weekly dance class for people with Parkinson’s Disease. This class incorporate seated and stretching movements in a fun dynamic group class. This class has been reported to improve balance, gait, and endurance.
Meets on Wednesdays  for 8 weeks
Beginning January 15 until March 4
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Weekly Drop-in — $15.00
Place:
Inova Joan and Russell Hitt Center for Healthy Living
8100 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax 22031
571-472-1401 or MyInovaWell@inova.org for more info.
Other classes are free, but Inova says there is no sponsor. Perfect input for PFCU’s Wellness Program Questionnaire posted above.