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We Answer the Most Frequently Asked Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline Questions

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

To offer more support to the nearly one million people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the Parkinson's Foundation has expanded its Helpline hours. You can call with the Helpline with your PD questions at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636), in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

The Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline provides guidance on:

100 Million Push-Ups for Parkinson’s Awareness, Strength and Hope

Date: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

As a child growing up in the Bronx, Evan saw his grandfather Jack’s hand shake. “We knew he had Parkinson’s disease (PD), but we never really spoke about it,” Evan said. Many years later, Evan’s father — Jack’s son — Keith, would inspire Evan’s Parkinson’s Champions campaign: Push Ups 4 Parkinson’s

Tips for Daily Living: Preparing for Spring with Parkinson’s Disease

Date: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Author: 
Annie Wallis, MSW, LSW

As winter melts into spring, you may be realizing that your exercise routine suffered through the cold season. You probably already know that exercise is a vital component to maintaining balance, mobility and daily living activities for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

New Study Makes the Case for Parkinson’s-Specific Physiotherapy

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Author: 
Dr. Michael S. Okun

Parkinson’s disease (PD) specialists have long debated the potential value of Parkinson’s-specific physical therapy. All great medical debates are usually settled by two factors: time and data. In this month’s What’s Hot, we review a paper recently published in Lancet Neurology (Ypinga 2018) that provides insight and data for whether people with Parkinson’s should begin or continue specialized physiotherapy.

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Support Groups

Open PD Support Groups – Monroe County

The following groups are open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s, spouse/partner, care partner, support people.

Location: Westside YMCA, 920 Elmgrove Road, Gates, 14624
Meets: Second Tuesday of each month
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

For more information about this group contact Tracy Lafountain, Lifespan staff at the Westside YMCA, 585-341-3075 or Dick Stewart at 585-247-4868.

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