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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ray
    “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.” Ray

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 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.

YOPD Breakfast Club

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Mark your calendars—the first Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) Breakfast Club is just around the corner. Join others under the age of 50 who are living with Parkinson's disease during this fun, social gathering. The YOPD Breakfast Club will meet quarterly with the first event scheduled for Saturday, January 31st.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Celeste Harris, LMSW by phone at 713-313-1706 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parkinson's News

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