"You know I don’t eat in public,” Pat Merryman said to Wanda Patton, who are both heavily involved in the Columbus, OH, Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. They know people in every exercise class and attend every educational program. Pat keeps the Parkinson’s Foundation Ohio program manager’s business card with her to hand them out at every event she attends.
The Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline welcomes calls from people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends and health care providers at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).
Our Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline specialists answer calls about all aspects of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and we offer a wide variety of helpful publications for order.
When is the Helpline open?
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
This guide takes you through the process of starting, facilitating and maintaining a Parkinson’s support group. Sample meeting guides are included for people with Parkinson’s as well as care partner-only groups.