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Lots of PD & community announcements

Parkinson Social Network & Out & About with Parkinson’s

As many of you know, I have been involved with the Fair Oaks support group for over 10 years. Last year I introduced the concept of the Parkinson café, and we now have two – in Fairfax and Ashburn. Recently, with the help of other dedicated volunteers and advocates in our Parkinson community, we formed a nonprofit organization to advocate for, and support, people living with Parkinson’s and those who care for them.

As part of our focus is to share information about resources and services in Northern Virginia with you, I have been featuring announcements like the ones below in our weekly e-newsletter, Out & About with Parkinson’s.

If you’d like to subscribe to learn more about activities and events in our area, as well as our monthly cafés, you can click here to be included on our mailing list. You can also find them on our Community Events page.

Cheers,
Sonia Gow
Parkinson Social Network

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George Mason Parkinson’s study

George Mason Department of Rehabilitation Science is looking for participants for Parkinson’s study. See the information below and contact Clint directly if you are interested.

The project will require participants to spend approximately two hours visiting the Functional Performance laboratory at George Mason and completing walking and balance tasks while wearing specialized sensors. This initial project will be to identify specific challenges that participants are dealing with and then move forward to develop interventions or programs that may be directly beneficial for people with Parkinson’s Disease.

I would be more than happy to speak with you about the project and answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to email me or you are more than welcome to call me at 703-993-1903.

Clinton Wutzke, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Science

College of Health and Human Services
4400 University Drive, 2G7, Fairfax, VA 22030
p: 703-993-1903
e: cwutzke@gmu.edu
Moving to Function. Functioning for Life.

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Access Services  Assistive Technology and Disability Resource Fair

 Thursday, September 7, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Where? Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

The fair kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with Fairfax County Public Library Director Jessica Hudson followed by keynote speaker, Karen Keninger, director of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). In addition to meeting representatives from county organizations and companies that assist the low vision and differently-abled communities, attendees can take advantage of free glaucoma and vision screenings.
No registration required.

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SING OUT®! Discover a Whole New World

Saturday, September 9, at 2:00 pm

Brought to you by the Parkinson Voice Project and the in-person performance is in Texas but those of us in Northern Virginia can watch the performance on their website or Facebook page.

Click here to watch clips from previous SING OUT®! performances.

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