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  • Anna
    Anna "We are doing the Argentine tango, and it's really a lot of fun. I got to learn how to turn and did a little bit of foot work, and I really, really truly enjoy that. That's my favorite."
  • Ellis
    Ellis "HAPS has saved my life."
  • Margaret
    Margaret "Friendship is the most significant thing I have gained though my experience with HAPS. We have happy meetings and understand each other and enjoy ourselves."
  • Jennifer
    Jennifer "I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us."
  • Roger
    Roger "The continuing education about Parkinson's has made me aware of how to manage my disease."

Therapeutic Programs

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Exercise, speech, yoga, tai chi, music, water, dance and various support groups are available free of charge.

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Social Services

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Transportation, respite and emergency financial aid are among the many services offered.

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Education

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HAPS provides numerous programs to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease.

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HAPS depends on the generosity of the community to continue to provide much needed services.

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Primary symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease include:

  • Tremor
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Postural Instability
  • Slowness of Movement

Secondary symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease include:

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and Partners in Parkinson's Coming to Houston

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HAPS is honored to be a local partner for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research conference, Partners in Parkinson's, which is coming to Houston on Saturday, September 12th from 8am-3:30pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is a national strategic health initiative which aims to fill in knowledge gaps, and provide new educational tools and resources for the Parkinson's community to help patients optimize their care from point of diagnosis through advanced disease.

Combining virtual and face-to-face opportunities, Partners in Parkinson's empowers patients and families to "discover the benefits of team" by connecting them with information and resources that can be crucial in developing a plan of care specific to their Parkinson's.

This event is free and open to the public - space is limited and registration is required. To register or if you would like more information, please click here.

HAPS 2015 Summer Lecture Series

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The HAPS Summer Lecture Series is back!

Take a break from the heat and join HAPS for the 2015 Summer Lecture Series. Hear from experts on topics addressing relevant issues related to improving everyday life with Parkinson's. Mark your calendar for the last session of this Friday series:

August 28th - Depression and Parkinson's
Presented by Laura Marsh, MD

Please contact the HAPS office at 713-626-7114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for this program. For more information, click here.

Join HAPS Superhero Squad in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon

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HAPS Superhero Squad wants you to help us win the race against Parkinson's disease in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon taking place on January 16-17th. Back for our 20th consecutive year as an official Run for a Reason charity, HAPS is looking to beat our 2015 record-breaking year by having 300 participants with a fundraising goal of $120,000! 

We need your help as a walker, runner, fundraiser, donor or volunteer to meet our goals. 

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HAPS is Back Again in Houston Astros August Charity Contest

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The Houston Astros have chosen HAPS to return as one of the charities competing in its August contest! For each ticket sold using a HAPS promotional code to selected games, $5 will go into a pot for the month. The charity that helps sell the most tickets will receive the total of the money in the pot for August. Stay tuned to the HAPS website and social media for game dates and details! 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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