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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
  • Roger
    “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.” Roger
  • 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
  • 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

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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Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS) is a non-profit organization that serves, educates and advocates for those affected by Parkinson’s disease in our community.

Founded in 1974, HAPS is one of the oldest independent, local Parkinson's disease social service organizations in the United States. HAPS provides comprehensive services to eight counties in metropolitan Houston, with an estimated population of more than 6 million people.

HAPS offers numerous programs and services to the Parkinson's community. Over 40 weekly exercise, water, music and speech therapy groups in addition to tai chi, tango, yoga, dance and singing classes are made available by HAPS free of charge.

Professionally facilitated support groups are offered at no cost to individuals living with Parkinson's and their caregivers to share their experiences in a warm, friendly environment. In addition, HAPS offers free transportation services to and from HAPS programs and physician visits. Social services, respite, emergency financial aid, education programs and a monthly newsletter are also available.

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.

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