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  • 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.” Margaret
  • 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.” Anna
  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis
  • Jennifer
    “I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us.” Jennifer
  • Ray
    “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.” Ray
  • Roger
    “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.” Roger

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:

  • Difficulty Walking
  • Depression
  • Reduced Arm Swing
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased Facial Expression
  • Changes in Speech
  • Small, Cramped Handwriting
  • Changes in Swallowing

Help HAPS Design Socks for The Honorable George H.W. Bush

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Would you like to help HAPS design socks for former President George H.W. Bush? The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is holding a contest for the public to design a pair of socks for the sock aficianado himself. President Bush will select a number of winning pairs to be displayed at his library in College Station. 

HAPS would like to form a team of our clients and associates to meet and create a Parkinson's inspired sock to represent the organization. If you would like to participate, please contact Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The contest ends on August 31st.

Join HAPS for the Summer Lecture Series in August

summer-lecture-series-2-2014It is time to take a break from the sizzling heat and join HAPS for the last presentation of this year's 4th Annual Summer Lecture Series. Enjoy this Friday session that will take place in August concluding the series that was led by experts addressing relevant topics related to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. 

Click here for more information on the last lecture date, topic and how you can register to attend.

Parkinson's News

Supercomputer used to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease 07-25-2014 Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates how changes in dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function are linked to neurological and psychiatric...