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  • Ray
    “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.” Ray
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis
  • 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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Foundations
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Ellwood Foundation
Greater Houston Community Foundation
George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
The Hamill Foundation
Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Houston Endowment Inc.
Huffington Foundation
Hurlbert Family Foundation
Liatis Foundation
Payne Foundation
The Powell Foundation
Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation
The Charles and Betti Saunders Foundation
Strake Foundation
Isla Carroll Turner Friendship Trust
The Vale-Asche Foundation

Corporations
Bank of America
Baylor College of Medicine
Belmont Village
Boeing ECF
Law Office of Maurice Bresendhan, Jr.
Bryan Calvin Smith Insurance
Cactus Power & Light, LLC
Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC
Chase Bank
Chevron
Citizens Bank
Cupic Custom Homes
Elaine Turner Boutique
ExxonMobil
The Galleria
Gensler
Law Office of Manuel Gonzalez
Pawan Grover, M.D. P.A.
Halliburton
Health South
Home Instead
Houston Methodist
Department of Neurosurgery, Houston Methodist
Ken Kehoe & Company
Kendra Scott Jewelry
Kerrco Inc.
Kroger
Law Office of Claudia Lozano
Charlotte Leach and Martha Turner Properties
Medtronic
Memorial City Bank
Memorial MRI & Diagnostic
OrthoMed
PPD Enterprises, LLC
Randall's
Spagnoletti & Co.
Sprint Waste
Stewart Cadillac
Teva
Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Texas Orthopaedic & Aquatic Therapy Institute
Thorp Petroleum
TTI Home Health Care
University General Hospital
US World Meds
UT Move
Wärtsilä

Register for Upcoming Sessions of the Parkinson's Enrichment Program

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HAPS is currently enrolling individuals for 2015 PEP sessions which will take place in January, April, July and October. Each five-week session is limited to twelve participants with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease, so get registered now! The program is presented at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church for four hours on a Friday over five consecutive weeks and has components of exercise, recreation, socialization, education and peer support with input from participants on content. Past sessions have included educational lectures and discussions on Creativity and Cognition, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Meditation, virtual travel, depression, and infectious disease. Exercise sessions have featured dance, singing, yoga, tango, tai chi and laughter therapy. The program also includes recreational activities like brain games, watercolor lessons and Wii, and socialization/support with peer-led discussion, professionally led support group sessions, ice breakers and lunchtime community building conversations.

Registration is required. Please contact Celeste Harris, LMSW at 713-313-1706 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sign Up to Walk the ABB 5K With HAPS

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HAPS returns 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. 

Last year, this race sold out in December, so please get registered as soon as possible - spots are limited! 
If you are interested in walking with HAPS, click here to register for the 5K through the Chevron Houston Marathon website. Please contact Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  after completing registration to get your shirt and cape. 
  
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Parkinson's News

Parkinson's patients identify balance and anxiety treatments among top ten research priorities 12-20-2014 Patients with Parkinson's, medics and carers have identified the top ten priorities for research into the management of the condition in a study by the University of East Anglia and Parkinson's UK.