A Rockin’ Good Time

Our April visit with Karl and Angela Robb was  a wonderful blend of experience, education, conversation and laughter.  Our speakers brought a lot to the table.  Karl. author of the well-loved book, “A Soft Voice in a Noisy World”, was diagnosed when he was in his early 20’s, twenty years ago!  He’s been down that long […]

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 […]

Dear Abby – Advice from the Membership: Starting on Rytary

Every so often  a member will ask to speak to anyone in the group who has experience with something they are going through.  Usually, I broadcast the question and then forward who they could contact.  Yesterday’s subject was put to us as this: Opinions and advice requested on this Rytary question.  (Rytary is a new […]

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 […]

September Meeting Agenda Makes it a No-Miss Event

Is September 2nd marked on your calendar? It is the first fall meeting of the Support Group and we’re kicking it off with a bang. We’ll start with a catch-up session to see how everyone is. Then at 1:30, Dr. Drew Falconer will join us to talk about our “favorite” disease – Parkinson’s. Dr. Falconer […]

Looking Forward to Fall

What an exciting summer it has been, working on the planned fall seminar for other affected women in search of a support group that’s right for them.  Since the group took August off, most of the effort has been by email or small groups.  Someone told me that it was important that the group participated […]