January 2013

Karl Robb, support group leader and author Contact Info: Email: asoftvoice@robbworks.com Phone: 703-277-9666 website: http://www.asoftvoice.com A Soft Voice in a Noisy World: A Guide to Dealing and Healing with Parkinson’s Disease Author: Karl Robb, co-leader of the Fairfax City Parkinson’s support group Publisher: RobbWorks (November 27, 2012) Here’s a summary about the book: Whether you […]

December 2012

Greg Sieb, licensed contractor, CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist)  & Suzi Klyber, OTR/L Granting You Access Contact info: Email: Greg@grantingyouaccess.com Phone: (703) 433-0380 Website: http://www.grantingyouaccess.com GREG The focus of Granting You Access is education and modification to make homes safe, accessible and comfortable, to help people stay in their homes and to maintain their quality of […]

September 2012

Peggy Roberge, BSN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator, PADRECC Parkinson’s Disease Research Education & Clinical Center (PADRECC) Address: Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC, 1201 Broad Rock Blvd., Richmond, VA 23249 Phone: 804-938-5173 Website: http://www.parkinsons.va.gov PADRECC is part of the Veterans Affairs (VA) system. There are several in the U.S. and they are set up as centers for clinical […]

August 2012

Tony & Becky Schaffer, Schaffer Construction Designs for Life Certified Aging in place specialist (CAPS) Home access and safety modifications for seniors and people with disabilities. Contact info: 703-443-1861 http://www.schafferconstruction.com Tony Shaffer spoke and said they try to educate people. Sometimes it is not possible to fix accessibility problems in a home because it is […]

June 2012

Jacquelin Branche, Department of Motor Vehicles Contact info: Jacquelin Branche, MBA, R.N. Healthcare Compliance Officer, DMV Medical Review Services Phone: (804) 367-4380 Email: Jacquelin.Branche@dmv.virginia.gov Website: http://www.dmvNOW.com Ms Branche’s bio: • Ms. Branche has been a nurse for 35 years and has worked in hospital settings, as an occupational health nurse, and at one time in […]

April 2012

Lisa Girdy, Dance for PD® Contact info: phone: 703.547.7104 email: free2dancefoundation@yahoo.com website: http://www.freetodancefoundation.org We had a lot of fun at our meeting with Lisa Girdy as she demonstrated, and we participated in, aspects of her Dance for PD classes. The classes are free, you don’t need a dance partner and the schedule for them is […]

March 2012

Molly Riedel, licensed therapist Contact info: phone: 703 624 4024 email: mollyriedel@aol.com Click here to read Molly’s notes. Bio: Molly Riedel is a nurse psychotherapist who has experience working with both caregivers and clients. Her experience includes working in hospital settings, conducting support groups for various organizations including Life with Cancer and churches, doing home […]

September 2011

Dr. Randolph Stephenson, Neurologist Contact info: Neurology Center of Fairfax (703) 876-0800 3020 Hamaker Court, Suite #100, Fairfax, VA 22031 1830 Town Center Dr., Suite ## 305, Reston, VA 20190 http://neurologycenteroffairfax.com Non-Motor Symptoms and Parkinson’s Pain Not always considered a part of PD. Includes constant pain, cramps, dystonia (including foot and hand cramps), restless legs […]

July 2011

Becky Dunlop, RN, Nurse Coordinator Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Diseases and Movement Disorders Center Contact info email:  rdunlop@jhmi.edu phone: 410-955-8795 http://hopkinspd.com/ Click here for the list (PDF) of resources Becky supplied. To view Becky’s PowerPoint presentation Click here (also a PDF). The Parkinson’s Management Plan: Resources and Services We learned about Patient Centered Care and how people […]

March 2011

Margie Comerford, M.Ed., CCC-SLP (speech therapy) Anne Blackstone, MSPT, AIP Certified (physical therapy) Contact info: INOVA Loudoun Hospital, Pediatric & Adult Rehabilitation Center 44035 Riverside Parkway, Suite 500A, Leesburg, VA 20176 Tel. 703-858-6667 website: http://www.inova.org email for Margie: Margie.Comerford@inova.org email for Anne: Anne.Blackstone@inova.org For more information about the Lee Silverman BIG & LOUD programs go […]