My Friends, This One is for You!

Hey, all you group members out there, this post is dedicated to YOU! When we first met, we were so happy to find that there were others out there facing some of the same challenges as ourselves.  We weren’t alone in the daily slog of tackling our Parkinson’s Disease.  To repeat one of my favorite […]

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Have you dug yourself out of the snow yet? Have you had enough winter? Well, we’re closer to spring every day and I’m really hoping for no more big snows this year. I mean,  it’s going to be 60 degrees on Monday! Are you ready for another speaker? Trudy has asked her Physical Therapist if […]

Priceless Time

What a great meeting we had today!  With no outside guest speaker, and the holidays behind us, it was time to keep the meeting members only with a freeform conversational flow.  Topics ranged from medications old and new as well as what is coming down the pike.  Some time was spent discussing the possibility of […]

The Stigma of Parkinson’s Disease

The elderly woman was taking a tour of a residential facility.  She wasn’t happy with her current residence for a variety of reasons.  So she was looking carefully at this one, hoping it would be a better fit.  When the tour took her to the therapy room,  she got into a conversation with the staff […]

The First WWPD Fall Workshop – Planning Stages

I have had a few opportunities/challenges in the last few weeks, ones that require skill-sets I lack. What I have learned is that people in this Parkinson’s  community are sharp,  have had vast experiences to bring to any table, are generous with their time and talents and are delightful people to be around.  Our July […]

Looking at Life from Both Sides

  We were blessed with a wonderful speaker at our June meeting, Susan Infeld. Susan is a registered nurse in the field of Faith Community Nursing and is a member of the Pastoral Care Team at the church where we meet.   Faith Community Nursing (or Parish nursing) is an American Nurses Association specialty practice […]