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IMPORTANT INFO about next meeting date and more

Hello everyone!  Is it windy enough for you?  Our next regular support group meeting date is Saturday, February 25. We don’t have a speaker scheduled and there is an exciting opportunity on that date to participate  in a free movement/dance workshop offered by the Mark Morris Dance Group (the founders of Dance for PD).  Someone suggested that in lieu of a regular support group meeting, whoever wants to can enjoy the movement workshop together.  Donna has made a group reservation for those who would like to participate.  For those who don’t want to participate in the movement workshop, we are in the process of getting someone to facilitate a regular support group meeting at the regular time and place so folks can get together for sharing and conversation.  If you are interested in being one of the group registrants or if you’d rather attend the regular support group, please email Donna at fairoaks.pdgrp@gmail.com

Information about the movement workshop follows:

Mark Morris Dance Group and George Mason University’s Center for the Arts present: A free movement class
for persons with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners

Saturday, February 25
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
de Laski Performing Arts Building, Room 3009
George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

►Class offered free of charge.

►Taught by Mark Morris Dance Group company members specially trained in the Dance for PD® method.

►No experience necessary. All levels of ability and mobility are welcome.

►Registration is required. Complete directions and parking information provided with registration confirmation.

►Click below or call 1-800-957-1046 to register.


Here is an exciting announcement from Angela and Karl Robb about their new workbook for Parkinson’s Wellness: 

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce that Karl and I have released our second book, Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Health Conditions: A Workbook for Body, Mind, and Spirit.(RobbWorks, 2016, ISBN 978-0-9881847-4-9, $17.95). I hope that you would take a moment to read this entire email to learn about our new book and possibly share this email with anyone you think would benefit from learning about our publication.

Dealing and Healing is a new workbook that explores living well with a health condition from a body, mind, and spirit level. This book is filled with unique exercises designed to expand self-awareness, refresh the body, calm the mind, and bring peace to the spirit.

“The mind, body, and spirit, must remain balanced. Stress, pain, anxiety, and inflammation can all disrupt the body’s delicate balance. When one of these systems becomes out of balance, the others can follow. It just goes to show, that all the systems are integrated at some level.”, says co-author, Karl Robb.

The authors, Angela and Karl Robb published their first book, A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease in 2012. It is a popular book in the Parkinson’s disease community. “We had many readers of our first book who said ‘I don’t have Parkinson’s but found much of the book spoke to living life in general.’” says Karl. “So, we decided to write Dealing and Healing for people dealing with any health condition.”

Buy your copy today at Amazon.com or BN.com. For groups and organizations who would like to order books in quantities, please contact RobbWorks at 772-444-7622 or asoftvoice@robbworks.com.


Join us for an informal drop in lunch on the second and fourth Wednesdays at 11:30 at Jason’s Deli at the Fair Lakes Shopping Center for conversation and camaraderie.

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