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Speaker for 5/27 had to cancel

Dr. Falconer regretfully is unable to speak to our support group on Saturday the 27th as planned because a staffing need arose.  He hopes to visit with us on a future date.

We will meet as usual and break into two discussion groups, people with PD and care partners, to learn, share and enjoy each other’s company.

Hope to see you there.

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Meeting reminder–Saturday, May 27th

We hope you can join us for our Parkinson’s support group meeting on Saturday May 27th. We welcome back Dr. Drew Falconer as our program speaker this month. Dr Falconer is a Neurologist and Movement Disorder Specialist with the Inova Medical Group. He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Parkinson Foundation of the National Capitol Area (PFNCA). Dr. Falconer will share some of the latest and best treatments available for people with Parkinson’s. He is also very generous with taking questions.

Time 10 am – noon 

Location Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joesph Siewick Dr .
Fairfax, VA 22033 (behind Fair Oaks Hospital)
(3rd floor, turn left off the elevator and first room on your right)

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Visitation and service for David

We have lost a longtime member of our community, David Zinzer, a kind, gentle man who was a dedicated volunteer at PFNCA events and a frequent attendee and participant at our Fair Oaks support group.
He will be missed and remembered. We offer his wife, Regina, and his entire family our deepest sympathy and send heartfelt condolences.
Information about visitation and the service are posted by the Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
A map and directions are provided there as well.
Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home
9902 Braddock Road
Fairfax, VA US 22032
St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church
6720 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA US 20124-1115


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Senior Senior Prom Saturday 5/6

The Rotary Clubs of Herndon and Reston are sponsoring a Senior Senior Prom at St. Joseph’s Hall, 750 Peachtree Street, Herndon (next to Herndon Community Center) on Saturday May 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  All area residents 50 years and better are invited.  Admission is free; donations are appreciated.  Dress is prom attire or beach wear!!

To register, go to http://www.herndonrotary.org or call 571-223-5127 by May 1.  Transportation can be requested for Herndon & Reston residents.


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April support group meeting

Our April Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group meeting
is this Saturday, April 22  from 10 am – noon.

Sunrise at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joesph Siewick Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22033 ( Behind Fair Oaks Inova Hospital)
3rd floor Bistro ( right turn off the elevator at the end of the hall)

Fair Oaks Folks, I hope you will join us this Saturday, for a few hours of good conversation, and a delicious meal. In recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Valerie Parker and her team at Sunrise are treating our members to a lovely Brunch. We have held our meetings at Sunrise at Fair Oaks for thirteen years, and we appreciate having  such a lovely and comfortable place to meet. We want to thank Valerie and the staff for all they do, to make our members feel welcome. Valerie  will share information about Sunrise and introduce some of the staff. This will also be a good opportunity to ask questions you may have about Sunrise.

At our  May 27th  meeting, Dr Drew Falconer will speak to our group. He is a “Movement Disorder Specialist” with the Inova Neurology Medical Group.  He is a very knowledgeable and personable Neurologist, so mark your calendars for May 27.

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Volunteers requested for Parkinson’s Awareness Month activity

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month!
In recognition of April as Parkinson’s Awareness Month several local Parkinson support groups will be sharing information about Parkinson’s to increase the understanding of the needs of someone living with Parkinson’s. This is a joint effort of the Parkinson Social Network, the Fair Oaks Parkinson’s support group and the Women with Parkinson’s Disease support group.
We’ll be at Inova’s Fair Oaks hospital from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following days:
Monday, April 3 Friday, April 7
Monday, April 24 Friday, April 28
We would really love your help – people living with Parkinson’s, their families and friends – to help us on one of these days, even if it’s only for an hour, to hand out printed material and chat with staff and the visitors.

If you’d like to help, please contact Sonia Gow at Sonia@PatientsArePeopleToo.com or at (703) 378-7221.

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You have a choice Saturday 3/25: Symposium or regular group!

Just a reminder folks.  For those of you who aren’t planning to go to the Symposium, we will be having our regular group meeting on 3/25 from 10:00 to noon on the third floor of Sunrise Senior Living, Fair Oaks on Joseph Siewick Dr., Fairfax, VA.  People living with PD and care partners are most welcome.

There may still be spots available for the annual Symposium and possibly scholarships.  For information, call PFNCA at either 301-844-6510 or 703-734-1017 or email banu@parkinsonfoundation.org. The Symposium is a great learning experience, with speakers who are neurologists specializing in movement disorders.