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February events

February support group events

Evening Socials – taking a break

We’ve been meeting at Jason’s Deli in Fair Lakes in the evening on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday each month but with the unpredictable weather and low turn-out we’re going to take a break and start up again in April when it’s warmer.

In the meantime, you can join us for . . .

*NEW* Mall walking & coffee –  every Friday at 10:30 am

At: Corner Bakery at Fair Oaks Mall
A request was made at the December meeting to revive our mall walking and coffee socials. The idea is that you can walk before or after joining the group for coffee and a chat with your support group friends at Corner Bakery at 10:30 am. If you’re really feeling enthusiastic you can walk before AND after! No need to RSVP, but if you do go, could you please drop me a line at sonia@soniagow.com and let me know you attended?

FYI – it’s .75 of a mile to walk around on one level, inside of the mall, including all the nooks and crannies.

Support group meeting –  Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am – 12 noon

At: Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3rd floor 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax VA 22033
No speaker scheduled for this month so we’ll have lots of discussion time! We’ll split into two groups – people living with PD and caregivers.
Feel free to bring refreshments for when we take a break to stretch our legs.

Also: Saturday, March 22.
Valerie Parker, our hostess at Sunrise at Fair Oaks, has graciously agreed to speak with our group and provide a continental breakfast as well.

VCU Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center
Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat

July 25 – 27, 2014
Roslyn Retreat Center,  8727 River Road, Richmond, Virginia

This retreat will provide an enriching experience, connecting people with Parkinson’s (PWP) and their carepartners with others in a residential retreat. Attendees will leave with the tools and resources they need to reinforce concepts learned. Instructors include both health professionals, PWPs, and carepartners.
Topics covered will include: Nutrition, Exercise, Complementary Therapies, Mindset/Attitude, Carepartners, Support Groups, etc.
Early Bird Registration rates include lodging, meals, and materials: $250 per person (double occupancy) $290 per person (single occupancy)  Click here to register.
Visit the Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat Facebook page – www.facebook.com/PDWellnessRetreat
For more information contact: Andrea Perseghin   (804) 662-5300  or  pdcenter@vcu.edu

PFNCA Events

For the latest information about PFNCA events check out www.ParkinsonFoundation.org.
There’s a Town Hall meeting in Bethesda on February 8, and the annual symposium in Falls Church on March 1.

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