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September events

Hi Everyone!
Another big turn-out for our meeting last Saturday with over 30 people attending, including a few people visiting us for the first time. Lynne Haddon from Right at Home talked to us all about their Parkinson’s training program for the caregivers and visited with the caregivers as well. If you have any questions for Lynne, here’s her contact info:

Lynne Haddon, Director of Client Services, Right at Home
8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Dr.  #120, Fairfax VA 22031
Office: 703.538.4584    |    Cell: 703.587.7713
email: Lynne@RightAtHomeNoVA.com
web site: www.RightatHomeNOVA.com

September support group events

Evening Socials
1st & 3rd Wednesdays – September 3 & 17 at 6:00 pm

We meet at: Jason’s Deli 12955 Fair Lakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033

Just an informal get together to connect with your support group friends. No need to RSVP, just drop in! Light meals, beverages and desserts are available.

Support group meeting
Saturday, September 27, 10:00 am – 12 noon

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

Speaker: Jennifer Robinson, massage therapist
For more information about Jennifer, please click here.

Future meetings . . .
October 25,  November 22,  December 27

Fairfax City PD Support Group

August 27, 2014
We’ve seen changes in the needs of our support group members for the Fairfax City group. Based on feedback from some group members, we are going to try a new strategy.

–Continue to send emails to alert the group to local, regional, national and online education and support offerings.
–Stop meeting at Green Acres and switch to meeting at a local café or restaurant.
–Work with other NoVA support groups to have quarterly speakers in a large venue.

So, with all this said, we have made the following plans for September and October meetings:

Monday, September 8th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday, October 13th 7:00pm (Columbus Day)
**New location**

Panera Bread – Downtown Fairfax City
3955 Chain Bridge Road (Intersection of North Street and Chain Bridge Rd – Old Town Plaza)
Fairfax VA 22030

Find directions here for the Old Town Plaza – http://www.oldtownplazafairfax.com/directions.asp
–Free parking in parking garage with elevator and handicap access.

We welcome your comments. Please come to the meeting if you want to share ideas for future meetings. If you would like to help with the group in any way, we welcome your help and assistance! We need help with planning future meeting locations, speakers, transportation for members who cannot drive, and more!

Thank you!

Karl & Angela Robb
Fairfax City PD Support Group
home phone: 703-277-9666
email: angela.robb@cox.net

PFNCA Events

Walk Off Parkinson’s will be held at Nationals Park on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

The doors open for registration at 8:30 (but the walk usually starts after 9:30).

There is free parking in a lot adjacent to the Park. You can chose to walk for all or part of the route or not participate in the walk at all and see or join in exercise demonstrations. There is no set fee for participating, but donations are greatly appreciated. The Walk raises much needed funds for PFNCA’a programs for people whose lives are impacted by Parkinson’s disease.

Our support group’s team, Team Fair Oaks Folks, which is open to anyone, will be participating again this year. Sandy is the team leader. If you’d like to register and/or make a donation, go to www.walkoffpd.org and click on join an existing team. You can also participate as an individual.

Sandy will provide an eye-catching team accessory to wear for all members, a change from the green visors of the past.

If you have any questions or need help registering, contact Sandy at sbmyles4@verizon.net

For the latest information about PFNCA events check out www.ParkinsonFoundation.org.
Annual symposium in Falls Church was 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.

2014 Richmond Parkinson’s Disease Community Education Day

Saturday October 11, 2014, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
At: Mount Vernon Baptist Church
11220 Nuckols Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059
People with Parkinson’s disease (PD), their family and friends, or anyone interested in learning more about PD are invited to the annual Parkinson’s Community Education Day.
Registration is $25 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch & afternoon refreshments.
General sessions include:
Integrative Medicine – Dr. Monique Giroux, DBS & Quality of Life – Dr. Kathryn Holloway, Nutrition – Dr. Marian Evatt
Break out session offerings:
Exercise – Dr. Jeff Hoder, Video Game Research – Dr. Ben Herz,, Caregiver/Care Partner Challenges, PD 101
Visit the conference website for a full agenda, hotel accommodation rates and location information.

Partners in Parkinson’s Washington DC

Sunday, October 12, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Partners in Parkinson’s is a free educational event for people with Parkinson’s and their families and will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The program features presentations and panel discussions with local Parkinson’s specialists, research experts and patient panelists. It also includes a resource fair to connect attendees with local support groups, clinical sites, allied healthcare providers, and more.

For more information or to register, visit www.partnersinparkinsons.org .

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