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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

• 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.


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

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:

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Parkinsons Social Network, 6/12; Education Day 10/7

Here’s some exciting information from Sonia about the PARKINSONS SOCIAL NETWORK

We’re celebrating our first anniversary! And there’s more . . . June is Brain Awareness month.

Cafe in Fairfax

Monday, June 12, 10:00 am – 12 noon

Joining our conversation is Chris Clark, our Hostess and Director of Education & Support Services at Insight Memory Care Center. We’ll learn the difference between normal aging and dementia, and challenge ourselves with some brain games to keep us sharp.

Insight Memory Care Center
Linda and Lou Mazawenterey Education & Support Center 3955 Pender Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, VA 22030

Cafe in Ashburn

Wednesday, June 21, 10:00 am – 12 noon

At our Ashburn café, we’ll share what we learned from Chris and try some brain games, too!

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 informa on and to RSVP (it helps us with planning!) please go to:



The Hampton Roads and Richmond Chapters of APDA are proud to inform you of an exciting event happening this fall! We’re hosting a Virginia Education Day in Williamsburg on Saturday October 7th with keynote speaker Alice Lazarrini, PhD. We’ll also have a Movement Disorder Neurologist Discussion Panel AND 9 breakout sessions following three different tracks.

You can see all the info and register for the event at http://www.hrparkinsons.com

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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)