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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis
  • 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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Support HAPS

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

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Since there is no known cure for Parkinson's, physicians and individuals with Parkinson's are using medications as the primary treatment for the symptoms of the disease. Research is showing that a combination of medications and exercise therapy is the most appropriate way to treat Parkinson's. With all of the Parkinson's medications available, there are many approaches that can be used for treating PD. As the disease progresses, the medications become less effective at controlling the symptoms of the disease, making life more challenging. At this point other treatment options might be explored if appropriate. Under the care and guidance of a Movement Disorder Specialist, the inidividual with PD may choose surgical intervention, such as Deep Brain Stimulation, as the next step in treatment.

IMPORTANT HAPS PHONE UPDATE

Due to the recent phone system transition, the HAPS main phone number of 713-626-7114 is still experiencing technical difficulties. If you dial this number, your call will automatically be directed to an American Red Cross voicemail. Please do not leave a message as it will not be forwarded to HAPS. Until this problem is resolved, please call 713-313-1704 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HAPS will post notifications on the website and social media pages when the main line is functioning properly again. Thank you for your patience.

HAPS Groups Closed Thanksgiving Week

HAPS groups will be closed the entire week of Thanksgiving from Monday, November 24th - Friday, November 28th and the HAPS offices will be closed Thursday, November 27th - Friday, November 28th.

HAPS groups and offices will resume normal hours on Monday, December 1st. If you have any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 713-313-1704.

Walk With HAPS in the ABB 5K in January

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HAPS is back for the 19th consecutive year as an official Run for a Reason charity in the 2015 Chevron Houston Marathon on January 17-18th. If you are not a marathon runner, you can still actively participate by joining HAPS in the ABB 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, January 17th as part of Marathon weekend!

Help us raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease and show that heroes with this movement disorder can still cross the finish line. All HAPS walkers will receive a free HAPS Superhero Squad t-shirt and cape prior to the race, along with other fun giveaways. 

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Parkinson's News

Playing computer games can aid Parkinson's sufferers, new research shows 11-27-2014 New research shows that home computer games could be used as physiotherapy to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease.