Valencia Shores

Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurological disease.  It is being diagnosed with increased frequency and research has  identified seven markers, some prevalent in Ashkenazic Jews.   Most medical professionals will tell us that people don’t die from Parkinson’s but rather they die with Parkinson’s.  Education for the person with Parkinson’s, their caregiver and family is the key to coping with this disease.
 
Future Meetings
Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, Jun 6 2021

Meetings will be on Zoom until further notice – 10am to 11am usually first Sunday of the month
 
Sunday February 7 2021  10:00am – 11:00am
Ed Gray of Florida Movement Therapy will discuss CBD and use of cannabis in general to relieve Parkinson’s issues.
 

Future topics:

What your adult children should know

Estate Planning / Planning for care if caregiver is ill

Speech and swallowing
If you can help with planning, please contact Joan or Gloria
 
Meetings are in the Social Clubhouse Meeting room 11:30-12:30.  All residents with Parkinson’s and related disorders and their caregivers are welcome.  For more information and to receive literature for the newly diagnosed, please contact Joan Teitelbaum or Gloria Friedman
 
Mission Statement
The Valencia Shores Parkinson’s Support group’s goal is to provide peer support for people in our community who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.  As a peer led group, we bring in outside speakers on related topics as well as find sources for educational material to learn more about living with this disease.