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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 

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Meeting Reminder, Saturday October 27th

Hello Fair Oaks Folks,
Please join us for our monthly Parkinson’s support group meeting this Saturday October 27  from 10 am – noon. We meet at Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks, 3750 Joseph Siewick Dr Fairfax VA 22033 in the 3rd floor Library.  People living with Parkinson’s, family members and/or care partners are welcome.
Initially everyone will meet together, then after announcements,
people with PD will stay in the library and care partners will meet in the Bistro just down the hall.
A suggested topic for pwp: What types of therapy or exercise programs have you found most helpful for PD related issues?  Some receive PT and OT in their home  while others attend outpatient rehab and various other programs. What has made a positive difference for you?
A suggested topic for the care partners group: How you take care of yourself and tips to avoid physical and emotional burnout  .
We will come back together by 11:40 for a light snack and a discussion on having a holiday luncheon or potluck
I hope to see you there ..  .
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sad news

Dear Fair Oaks Friends,
I am sad to report the loss of a longtime member of our group and a good friend.  Jackie Broz’s beloved husband, Al, passed away Thursday evening October 4.  Al had been in hospice for the past 12 days.  He was surrounded by his loved ones during his final hours.
The service will be Saturday, October 13 at St. Phillip’s Catholic Church, 7500 St. Phillips Court, Falls Church, VA 22042.  Visitation will start at 12:15 followed by the service at 1:00 PM. A reception will immediately follow the Mass in the Parish Hall.  Al will be laid to rest in Arlington at a later date.
We will keep Al in our memory and cherish his contributions to our group and his friendship.  We offer Jackie our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences. 
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Meeting Reminder, Saturday 9/22

         Fair Oaks Parkinson’s Support Meeting Reminder for September 22nd
Hello Fair Oaks Folks,
Our monthly meeting is this Saturday, September 22 from 10 am to noon at Sunrise Senior Living at Fair Oaks, Joseph Siewick Dr, Fairfax, VA.
We will meet in the Craft / Activity room on the second floor.(to the right of the elevator) We do not have a program scheduled this month, but look forward to spending time with friends and sharing our ideas for Fall activities and future programs.