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  • Jennifer
    Jennifer “I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us.”
  • Ellis
    Ellis "HAPS has saved my life."
  • Anna
    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.”
  • Ray
    Ray “HAPS has made a difference between just being alive and living.”
  • Margaret
    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.”
  • Roger
    Roger “The continuing education about Parkinson’s has made me aware of how to manage my disease.”

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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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.

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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and Partners in Parkinson's Coming to Houston

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HAPS is honored to be a local partner for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research conference, Partners in Parkinson's, which is coming to Houston on Saturday, September 12th from 8am-3:30pm at the George R. Brown Convention Center. This is a national strategic health initiative which aims to fill in knowledge gaps, and provide new educational tools and resources for the Parkinson's community to help patients optimize their care from point of diagnosis through advanced disease.

Combining virtual and face-to-face opportunities, Partners in Parkinson's empowers patients and families to "discover the benefits of team" by connecting them with information and resources that can be crucial in developing a plan of care specific to their Parkinson's.

This event is free and open to the public - space is limited and registration is required. To register or if you would like more information, please click here.



Push-ups 4 Parkinson's

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Have you heard of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? Now is your chance to participate in a similar challenge to benefit people with Parkinson’s disease. Join HAPS and the other members of Alliance of Independent Regional Parkinson Organizations (AIRPO) across the nation to take the Cardel Homes Push-ups 4 Parkinson’s Challenge kicking off on May 1st! Created by Cardel Homes in Colorado in connection with the Parkinson Association of the Rockies, this challenge is designed to encourage creative and fun online videos to help raise awareness for Parkinson’s, as well as generate crucial funding for the programs and services of each participating Parkinson’s support organization.

Here is how it works:
1.      Take a video of yourself doing any kind of push-up including modified, air push-up, pushing up off a chair – anything is acceptable.  
2.      In your video, nominate specific friends to donate and take the Push-ups 4 Parkinson’s Challenge.
3.      Upload your video to your Facebook page, tagging the friends you challenged and using the hashtag #pushups4parkinsons.
4.      Go to www.pushups4parkinsons.com, click the HAPS link and make a donation.
5.      Encourage your community groups to get involved – schools, churches, fitness groups, companies, restaurants, etc.

Don’t forget to “like” the HAPS Facebook page to see HAPS staff and Board members' push-up videos. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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