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March Events

March 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 . . .

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

At: Corner Bakery at Fair Oaks Mall
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, March 22, 10:00 am – 12 noon

At: Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3rd floor 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax VA 22033

Valerie Parker, Director of Community Relations, Sunrise at Fair Oaks will provide a yummy Sunrise brunch followed by a State of the Sunrise presentation, and answer questions about life in an assisted living community.
No need to bring refreshments this month – thank you, Valerie!

Upcoming meetings . . .

April 26 – Our speakers will be Rhonda Miller and Liz Gray from Masten, Miller, Cossa & Gray, Eldercare attorneys. www.mmcglaw.com
May 24 – discussion time! Split into 2 groups

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.
Annual symposium in Falls Church on March 1. If you weren’t able to attend, they usually post the slides from the presentations on the PFNCA website. Click here to view slides from previous symposiums.

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