February Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, February 22nd from 10:00 am – 12 noon. When we’ll meet as usual at: Sunrise at Fair Oaks 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, Virginia, 22033 Our speaker this month will be Chef Tony Breda who will share some of his healthy eating ideas with us. People living with […]

Fair Oaks Support Group Update

Please note there will not be a Support Group meeting in December, due to the holidays. Our next meeting will be January 24th, 2015. We are working on getting a speaker, with more information to follow. At our November meeting, we were pleased to have Jared Cohen, CEO and President of PFNCA  present an interesting […]

Correction: November support group meeting reminder

When: Saturday, November 22, 10:00 am – 12 noon Where: Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3rd floor, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax. Click here to view location on a map We are pleased to announce our speaker will be Jared Cohen, President & CEO of Parkinson Foundation of the National Capitol Area. PFNCA was recently selected as […]

July speaker summary

Our BIG thanks to Lewis for not only organizing our speakers but writing this detailed summary for us all! The speakers were Kimberly McPhee and Jennifer Katzen from Washington Speech in Fairfax. Both are Certified Speech-Language Pathologists and Certified LSVT LOUD Clinicians. LSVT LOUD is a treatment program that was designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s […]

August events

Hi Everyone! We had a great meeting on Saturday with 33 attendees and a great presentation from the ladies at Washington Speech. Lewis had worked with them and demonstrated some of the exercises. We were all impressed by how strong and LOUD his voice is now. I’m waiting to hear back from our speakers so […]

July events, June Speaker summary

Thank you to Lu for writing a summary of the speaker presentation at our June meeting! June Speaker Summary Speaker: Dr. Jessica Lehoist, D.O. Opening comments: • There are a lot of new drugs in the pipeline in the next year or two. • Recommends http://www.clinicaltrials.gov to see what clinical trials are going on and what’s being developed […]

January speaker summary: Dr. Shamim

The Fair Oaks Support Group met on January 25th. Our speaker was Dr. Ejaz Shamim, a neurologist and movement disorder specialist specializing in Parkinson’s and who also treats several members in our group. Dr. Shamim began by passing out a printed copy of a power point presentation for us to look at and refer to later. Rather than […]

October meeting summary & November Events

October Meeting Summary We had 36 people attending our October meeting! It was great to catch up with old friends and get acquainted with new ones. We were delighted that Sharon Talley could join us to talk about nutrition in relation to Parkinson’s. In her presentation, Parkinson’s Disease: What foods can you eat (or not […]

April 2013

Molly Riedel, RN PMH CNS BC, Nurse Psychotherapist Contact info: phone: 703 624 4024 email: mollyriedel@aol.com Click here to read Molly’s notes. Topic: “Ways to keep a relationship strong and healthy, when one person has a chronic condition.” Our speaker for this meeting was Molly Riedel. Molly is a licensed nurse psychotherapist who has spoken […]

February 2013

Howard Houghton, Coordinator Fairfax County VICAP Program Contact Info –  Call 703-324-5851, TTY 711 for help understanding Medicare, Medigap, drug plans and long-term care insurance. If you call, please leave a message and they will call back. –  Go to Services for Older Adults in Fairfax County or call 703-324-7948, TTY 703-449-1186 for service information. […]