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Meeting Reminder, 8/26

Hello everyone.  I hope your summer is going well.

We have a real treat and change of pace for our August 26 Parkinson’s support group meeting. Sreevidya Ajit will speak and give a demonstration of Bharathanatyam, a classical Indian dance form.  Then the group will have an opportunity to try out a modified version of the dance moves that will allow participation by those seated as well as standing. Besides being fun and good exercise, studies that show dance can improve balance and coordination in people with Parkinson’s. Bharathanatyam is strongly narrative; it is a dance form that is rich in meaningful gestures and movements.
The Fair Oaks Folks Parkinson’s support group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00 noon on the third floor of Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks, Joseph Siewick Drive in Fairfax, VA.  People living with PD and their care partners are welcome to attend.

Remember to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 24 for the Walk Off Parkinson’s fund raiser at Nationals Park in DC.  More information will follow.

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FYI

Tangles: A Musical Play about Family and Dementia will be presented this Sat, Aug 12 at 7 PM at the Harris Theatre at GMU. Tickets are $10. For more info go to: http://states.aarp.org/tangles or call 703-993-2838.

This is sponsored by AARP, FX Area Agency on Aging, Insight Memory Care Center, GMU College of Health and Human Services, and Virginia Geriatric Education Center @VCU.

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Portable, Roll-in Shower For Sale, August cafés

For Sale
We have a friend in our group who has a portable, roll-in shower for sale. It has only been used a few times, but was very helpful. You can check it out online at www.ShowerBay.com. Asking price is $3,000,
If you’re interested or know of someone who might be, please contact Sonia at Sonia@PatientsArePeopletoo.com and I’ll connect you with the seller.

Parkinson Social Network news – August is . . . American Adventures month!
Wear your favorite touristy t-shirt or hat from somewhere in the U.S.A., or bring a couple of souvenirs or photos, and we’ll share stories of some of our favorite adventures. Maybe we’ll get some ideas for our next vacation!

Café Fairfax – Monday, August 14, 10:00 am – 12 noon
At: Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

Café Ashburn – Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 am – 12 noon
At: Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

People living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends are all welcome!
For more information and to RSVP please check out www.ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org.

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July Support Group Meeting, Saturday July 22nd

Hello everyone!  Hope you are staying cool in the heat and humidity.  It’s time for our regular July meeting on the fourth Saturday of the month.  If you’re in town, please join us.

We welcome Lauren Perea from Old Dominion Home Care as the speaker at our July 22 PD support group meeting. Many of us want to remain in our homes as we age. It can be difficult for family to provide all the support and care a person with PD needs. Old Dominion’s nurses and care givers are trained in the best practices of Parkinson’s care. They have developed specialized services for persons with PD, knowing we all have unique symptoms,that can change from day to day. The team at Old Dominion Home Care is locally owned and operated, and can customize plans to provide the best care for their clients. Members of our group who have used their services have been very pleased.

We meet on the third floor of Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks on Joseph Siewick Drive in Fairfax from 10:00 am to noon.  People with PD and their care partners are welcome to join us.

We hope to see you next Saturday, July 22nd at the meeting.

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You’re invited to an ice cream social!

Join your friends at the Parkinson’s Social Network!

It’s National Ice Cream Month and we will feature ice cream so please send us your RSVP. Feel free to bring your favorite toppings to share!

Café in Fairfax
Monday, July 10, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Where?
Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawey Education & Support Center,
3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

Café in Ashburn
Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 am – 12 noon
Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

People with Parkinson’s and those who care for them are all welcome at our free café! We’d love to see you!

For more information and to RSVP (it helps us with planning!) please go to:
www.ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org

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June Meeting Reminder, 6/24, Speaker

Fair Oaks PD Support Group June Meeting, Saturday, June 24

We have an interesting program for our June 24th meeting and I hope we have a good turn out. Heintje Calara RN MA will present information on Duopa, a medication for treating persistent motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease. Heintje is a Parkinson’s nurse specialist and educator. He will explain why Duopa may be a good option for some who experience motor fluctuations in Parkinson’s disease. He will describe the medication and answer questions.we may have.. Heintje will also introduce a patient (by skype) who will share their experience using Duopa.

We will meet at Fair Oaks Sunrise Senior Living on Joseph Siewick Drive in Fairfax from 10:00 to 12:00 noon in the third floor Bistro area, instead of our regular meeting room. Members may bring snacks to share if they wish to. ..Edgar and Annabel will facilitate.

People living with PD and their care partners are welcome!

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Free Fall Prevention event 6/15, Ashburn cafe 6/21

Reston Community Center invites you to learn about… FALL PREVENTION

Thursday, June 15 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At:  Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston VA 20191

Ages 55+ FREE

EVENT INCLUDES:
• Fall prevention, fire safety and community safety
• Speakers and presentations
• Free health information and screenings
• Prescription Drug Box for expired and unwanted medications
• Refreshments and nutritional information • County resources and more . . .

Falls are a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries. Learn how you can stay safe while remaining active. Visit fall prevention experts and attend workshops which will address risks and prevention. Since June is National Safety Month, additional resources will also be available to help you stay happy, healthy and active.

For more information, please contact Karen Brutsché, Lifelong Learning Program Director, at 703-390-6157.

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And for those of you who are up that way . . .

You’re invited to the Parkinson Social Network’s café in Ashburn!

Wednesday, June 21 from 10:00 – 12 noon

Where?
Tribute at One Loudoun – Welcome Center
20618 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147

We’ll meet here on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please help us spread the word to our Parkinson community friends in Loudoun county! Our cafés are free and you’re welcome to bring munchies to share!
For more information and to RSVP (it helps us with planning) please go to:
www.ParkinsonSocialNetwork.org