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 […]

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 […]

Women’s Conference

From Margaret DeJesus, of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation: I just wanted to share with you and your colleagues, that applications are now open to attend the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation’s (PDF) first PDF Women and PD Conference, which brings together women leaders to learn about gender differences in PD, including sexuality and emotional health, and to […]

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 […]