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Two upcoming presentations, 6/1 and 6/29

Here is an opportunity to hear Dr. Drew Falconer and Dr. Sean Rogers speak:

Thursday, June 1, 2017
“Lewy Body and Parkinson’s Dementia: Diagnosis and Care”
Featuring Drew Falconer, MD and Sean Rogers, MD Inova Movement Disorders Program
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Program and Open Discussion
Event to be held at: Arden Courts of Fair Oaks 12469 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. • Fairfax, VA 22033 (Behind Manor Care)

Free Web/Teleconference

sponsored by the American Parkinson’s Disease Association

Thursday, June 29, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Join us to hear expert perspectives on speech and nutrition to help people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and care partners live well every day. This program is designed to help people with PD, family members and care partners. Please share this invitation with anyone in your support network who you feel will benefit from this information.

Lisa Sommers, MA, CCC-SLP
Clinic Director, Center for Language, Speech and Hearing
Clinical Assistant Professor,
Department of Communication Disorders
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA
Stacey A. Zawacki, DrPH, RD
Director, Sargent Choice Nutrition Center
Clinical Assistant Professor
Boston University
College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College
Boston, MA

Or click on the following link

Or to register by phone,
please call toll-free
(800) 223-2732


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Free workshop, Safe Driving as You Age, 6/6

NV Rides Presents…
Going Places: Safe Driving as You Age
Tuesday, June 6, 9am- 1pm

Join us in Reston as NV Rides will host a morning of workshops offering tips and best practices to help you stay on the road safely, and for as long as possible.
It is normal for driving abilities to change as we age. Reducing risk factors and incorporating safe driving practice can help adults to continue to drive long into their senior years. Join us for a morning of workshops to learn how to stay safe on the road, and to know how to assess when the time is right to stop driving. Workshop highlights will include steps you can take to ensure safety, how to keep your mind and body healthy, the latest in adaptive equipment, how to use technology to find rides, keeping your body and mind healthy, how to help your non-driving neighbors, and how to find safe and reliable transportation when it is time to hang up the keys.
AARP will be our Ride to Good Health sponsor for the event, and the morning will include a vendor fair to showcase services available to older adults. A light lunch will be provided. If you plan to stay for lunch, RSVP is required by May 25 for planning purposes. RSVP to Gina Cocomello at 703-537-3070 or call ginac@nvrides.org
Location: Reston Community Center Hunter Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191
Cost: FREE

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Speaker for 5/27 had to cancel

Dr. Falconer regretfully is unable to speak to our support group on Saturday the 27th as planned because a staffing need arose.  He hopes to visit with us on a future date.

We will meet as usual and break into two discussion groups, people with PD and care partners, to learn, share and enjoy each other’s company.

Hope to see you there.

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Meeting reminder–Saturday, May 27th

We hope you can join us for our Parkinson’s support group meeting on Saturday May 27th. We welcome back Dr. Drew Falconer as our program speaker this month. Dr Falconer is a Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist with the Inova Medical Group. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capitol Area (PFNCA). Dr. Falconer will share some of the latest and best treatments available for people with Parkinson’s. He is also very generous with taking questions.

Time 10 am – noon 

Location Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joesph Siewick Dr .
Fairfax, VA 22033 (behind Fair Oaks Hospital)
(3rd floor, turn left off the elevator and first room on your right)

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Visitation and service for David

We have lost a longtime member of our community, David Zinzer, a kind, gentle man who was a dedicated volunteer at PFNCA events and a frequent attendee and participant at our Fair Oaks support group.
He will be missed and remembered. We offer his wife, Regina, and his entire family our deepest sympathy and send heartfelt condolences.
Information about visitation and the service are posted by the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
A map and directions are provided there as well.
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
6720 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA US 20124-1115


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Senior Senior Prom Saturday 5/6

The Rotary Clubs of Herndon and Reston are sponsoring a Senior Senior Prom at St. Joseph’s Hall, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon (next to Herndon Community Center) on Saturday May 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  All area residents 50 years and better are invited.  Admission is free; donations are appreciated.  Dress is prom attire or beach wear!!

To register, go to http://www.herndonrotary.org or call 571-223-5127 by May 1.  Transportation can be requested for Herndon & Reston residents.


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April support group meeting

Our April Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group meeting
is this Saturday, April 22  from 10 am – noon.

Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joesph Siewick Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22033 ( Behind Fair Oaks Inova Hospital)
3rd floor Bistro ( right turn off the elevator at the end of the hall)

Fair Oaks Folks, I hope you will join us this Saturday, for a few hours of good conversation, and a delicious meal. In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Valerie Parker and her team at Sunrise are treating our members to a lovely Brunch. We have held our meetings at Sunrise at Fair Oaks for thirteen years, and we appreciate having  such a lovely and comfortable place to meet. We want to thank Valerie and the staff for all they do, to make our members feel welcome. Valerie  will share information about Sunrise and introduce some of the staff. This will also be a good opportunity to ask questions you may have about Sunrise.

At our  May 27th  meeting, Dr Drew Falconer will speak to our group. He is a “Movement Disorder Specialist” with the Inova Neurology Medical Group.  He is a very knowledgeable and personable Neurologist, so mark your calendars for May 27.