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

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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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.

Friday Matinee - The Astronaut's Secret


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HAPS invites you to join us on Friday, September 26th for a special Friday matinee showing of the newly released, never before seen, extended version of The Astronaut's Secret. This documentary depicts the life of HAPS Board member and astronaut Michael "Rich" Clifford and how he continued his journey through space despite his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

Showtime begins at 10:45am and doors open at 10:30 - be sure and arrive early to get a seat and snacks! This event is free and concessions will be provided. This event will be held at the American Red Cross at 2700 SW Freeway, Houston, TX. 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at 713-626-7114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take Me Out To The Ballgame!

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Join HAPS as we celebrate our 40th anniversary year and raise awareness for Parkinson's disease with a day at the ballpark! Help us cheer on the Houston Astros as they face the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, September 21st at 1:10pm at Minute Maid Park. HAPS will be selling individual tickets for $20 which will include a free HAPS commemorative t-shirt to be worn at the game (while supplies last). Kids can run the bases after the game, so gather your family and friends for this wonderful daytime event to spread the word about Parkinson's. 

Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly. Concessions and parking are not included. To purchase your tickets, please call Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parkinson's News

Link found between migraine and Parkinson's 09-18-2014 New research has found there may be an association with migraine in middle age and the development of Parkinson’s disease later in life.