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Fair Oak Folks meeting March 23rd

Spring is almost upon us and so is our March support group meeting!

Saturday, March 23rd from 10 am – noon

Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks
3750 Joseph Siewick Dr.
In the 3rd floor Library (room to the left as you step out of the elevator)

Anyone living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends. All are welcome!

Donna is unable to join us this month, and some of our members are attending PFNCA’s symposium, but our Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group will still meet at our usual place and usual time. I hope you’ll join us for a chat and we’ll share our news. There are lots of things happening in April for Parkinson’s Awareness Month. As always, you are welcome to bring munchies to share, and we look forward to seeing you all again!

Alice Waters quote

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Meeting Reminder, February 23

Reminder  – February Parkinson’ s  Support Group Meeting
when  – Saturday  February 23rd  from  10 am – noon
location – Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks,  3750 Joesph Siewick Dr. In the 3rd floor Library (room to the left of  the elevator)
We want to thank Sonia Gow, Ruth Ann Hadley and Regina Zinzer for the excellent presentation on “hospitalization with PD”  at our January meeting. They emphasized the importance of pre planning and gave ideas for putting together a  ” hospital go bag”  with items for both the patient and care partner. They shared their knowledge and experiences with hospitals and rehabs, which led to good group discussions. A true support group at its best..People with Parkinson’s, their care partners or family are welcome to attend support group meetings.
We do not have a speaker for Feb. so will share among ourselves. One suggested topic / question is, How do you stay active and exercise during colder months,when we spend more time indoors?
A reminder-  The 2019  PFNCA Symposium, an annual educational conference is being held on March 23rd with live and simulcast lectures in three cities. The location in VA is  the Fairview Marriott, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA
To learn more about the Symposium and register you can go online,   http://www.PFNCA 2019 Symposium   or pfnca@parkinsonfoundation.org. If you need assistance registering for this event please call 703 734 1017, extension 1 on Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm  The fee for attending at Falls Church ( including lunch )  is $60.if you  register by Feb 22nd
it increases to $70. on March 20th and $75 on the 23rd.  If you have a financial hardship and would like to request a scholarship, please call the office at 301 844 6510.  We will have flyers with more info at the meeting this Saturday 
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Dance for PD is coming to town for it’s annual visit!

Saturday, March 2, 2019
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Where? Hylton Performing Arts Center
10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20109

There’s always a buzz when the Mark Morris Dance Group and Dance for PD comes to town! Come and join in their free movement class for person’s with Parkinson’s and their families, friends and care partners. No dance experience is required. Led by teaching artists from the Mark Morris Dance Group, you’ll explore movement and music in a non-pressured, social environment.

Dance for PDYou can register online at http://bit.ly/dfpdhylton2019
or by phone at 1-800-957-1046, ext. 5.
Dance for PD flyer 2019
and help share the news!

If you’d like to get an idea of what a class is like, click here.

But wait! There’s more!
The Mark Morris Dance Group will also be performing at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall in Fairfax for 2 performances only, March 1 and 2 at 8:00 pm. For more information and tickets, visit http://cfa.gmu.edu/ or call 703-993-2787.

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CHANGE OF VENUE for January 26 Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group meeting

Due to an outbreak of flu at Sunrise, we are moving our January 26th meeting (this Saturday) to another location.

The time is the same: 10:00 am – 12 noon.

We will meet at:
The Cancer Center Bldg.

3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax     map

This building is on the Fair Oaks Hospital campus, just down the street from Sunrise and across the street from the main hospital. There is handicap parking in front and across the street.


  • Enter the building and go down the hall to the elevator on your left
  • Go down to the lower level
  • Take a left turn off the elevator and through the glass doors
  • You will see Conference rooms A and B in front of you
  • You have arrived!

Sonia, Ruth Ann, and Regina have a great program for us and we look forward to seeing you there.

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Meeting Reminder, Saturday, January 26

 The Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group’s first meeting in 2019 is on Saturday January 26th
We look forward to seeing everyone after the Holiday break! Hopefully the weather will not be an issue. If the roads are clear of snow or ice, there will be a meeting, but please consider your safety when traveling in  winter conditions. As beautiful as the snow is, it can make driving and walking outside more challenging.
Sonia Gow, Ruth Ann Hadley and Regina Zinzer are going to talk to us about “Hospitalization and Parkinson’s,” how to prepare for your care, and how to come home from Hospital in better shape than when you went in. This applies to both care givers and PWP.  This presentation is sure to include helpful information, so bundle up and join us for a good program and a pleasant morning with friends.
We will meet in the 3rd floor library at Sunrise Senior Living, 3750 Joseph Siewick Drive,, Fairfax 22033  from 10 AM to noon.. People living with Parkinson’s and their care partners are welcome to join us . We hope to see you there .   
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We wish you safe and happy holiday season!

Just wanted to let everyone know that Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group will not be meeting this Saturday, December 22, 2018. Our first support group meeting for 2019 will be on Saturday, January 26, 2019.

Wishing everyone a lovely holiday season with family and friends, and we’ll see you again in the New Year!

Peace Hope Joy

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November & December Happenings

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and safe travels to those going out of town!

For those folks who are staying local, we will have a regular PD support group meeting on Saturday 11/24 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks, Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax, VA on the third floor in the Bistro.  People living with PD and their care partners are welcome to join us.


 On Saturday December 8th, we will meet for a festive Holiday Luncheon at Ozzies Restaurant from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.  Ozzies is located in the Fairfax Corner center at 11800 Grand Commons Ave.  Our group has reserved an attractive, wheelchair-friendly area.  Ozzie’s menu and other information can be found at their website: http://www.ozziesgoodeats.com

Please RSVP to Donna by December 3rd at: fairoaks.pdgrp@gmail.com