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October events and more!

Hi Everyone!
Jennifer Robinson, massage therapist, came to speak to us about how massage therapy can help people living with Parkinsons. I enjoyed her presentation so much that I forgot to take notes!
Much of what she talked about is covered on her website, chi-bodywork.com so I hope you’ll check it out. There’s also a message from Jennifer on the Therapists page of our website (click here).

If you have any questions for Jennifer, here’s her contact info:
Jennifer Robinson
Ch’i Bodywork
457 Carlisle Drive, Suite 205, Herndon, VA 20170
phone: 703.589.0910
email: jennr@chi-bodywork.com
web site: chi-bodywork.com


Below you’ll find events for our support group, the Fairfax City support group, a podcast – To Drive or Not to Drive?-  on October 3, 2 educational days and a free symposium in South Carolina!

October support group events

Evening Socials
1st & 3rd Wednesdays – October 1 & 15 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, October 25, 10:00 am – 12 noon

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

Future meetings . . .
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 October:
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

Thanks to Lu, for sending this announcement!

Podcast: To Drive or Not To Drive? by Voice Aerobics Talking 2 You

When: October 3, 2014 at 12pm EST podcast

Guest, Dr Howard Kalter, Neuropsychologist, and Owner of Brain Function Clinic and Psychological Services, Southwest Florida will help us figure it out. Dr. Kalter has been a practicing psychologist for over 25 years, and he and his staff work with a diverse population which includes: adults and seniors with dementia, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and PSP, and those who have suffered a stroke, TBI or other neurological injury. Dr. Kalter frequently performs capacity assessments, including a state of the art Cognitive Behavioral Driving Inventory.

Have a question for Dr. Kalter?? As always, YOU can join the discussion by calling in on the toll free number: (888)787-5265) or SKYPE. Send an email to: info@voiceaerobicsdvd.com or  send a tweet: @voiceaerobics#driving
Visit the show page: www.blogtalkradio.com/voice-aerobics

Learn more about Voice Aerobics DVD, Online Coaching and the whole Voice Aerobics family of products. www.voiceaerobicsdvd.com
Mary Spremulli, MA,CCC-SLP, Owner, Voice Aerobics, LLC 

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.

Thanks to Angela, for sending the next 2 announcements!

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 Washington Hilton. 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, visit www.partnersinparkinsons.org . Click here to register.

Free! Parkinson’s Disease Southern Symposium

November 13 – 16
Spartanburg, South Carolina
more information on http://pdsummit.org/

PFNCA Events

For the latest information about PFNCA events check out www.ParkinsonFoundation.org.
Walk Off Parkinson’s was held at Nationals Park on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Click here for follow-up info.
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.

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