January Meeting Announcement


Many of you already know physical therapist extraordinaire Joy McLaughlin, either from having worked with her one-on-one in the LSVT BIG therapy program or through PFNCA’s Exercise for Parkinson’s class at Fair Oaks Hospital. She works extensively with people with neurological issues and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience. We are so excited that she will be the guest speaker at our January meeting. (Note that we usually meet the first Wednesday of the month, but since this year that falls on New Year’s day, we will meet the following week.)

photo-1517960413843-0aee8e2b3285DATE:          Wednesday, January 8
TIME:           1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
SPEAKER:   Joy Mclaughlin
TOPIC:         Balance

Bring your questions! Joy’s talk on balance will include what it is, how it works, how Parkinson’s affects it, and how to improve it and prevent falls.

Professional Bio: Joy Mclaughlin is a physical therapist with 32 years experience. She graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in physical therapy and a passion for neurological clients. She is NDT certified and LSVT BIG certified and has been working at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital for 11 years with clients having neurological impairments. She is also an ACE certified group fitness instructor and certified Functional Training Specialist, creating and providing adaptive fitness classes for both Inova and the Parkinson’s foundation of the National Capital Area.

A Few More Items of Note:
Per our Weather Cancellation Guidelines, if Fairfax County Schools are closed due to inclement weather, we do not meet as our meeting location is closed.

What We Are and What We Are Not, excerpted from the very first announcement when the group was formed, offers a good overview of the group’s purpose and our commitment to confidentiality.

The sidebar (SHOW tab) has been updated with 2020 meeting dates through June. The group does not formally meet during July and August.

We would like to distribute a copy the Contact List to all members with name, email address, and cell phone number. If anyone prefers not to have any or all of their information shared with the group, please respond to the meeting announcement email which has gone out.

Wishing everyone a joyful, safe, and healthy holiday season. 

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