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  • 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."
  • Jennifer

    "I get to take my mom to dance every week. To have something fun and normal has been such a blessing to us."
  • Roger

    "The continuing education about Parkinson's has made me aware of how to manage my disease."
  • 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."
  • Ellis

    "HAPS has saved my life."
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NOTICE: None of the Groups will be meeting this Thanksgiving week. And, the Houston Area Parkinson Society offices will be closed Wednesday - Friday.

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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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.

Join HAPS Superhero Squad in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon

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HAPS Superhero Squad wants you to help us win the race against Parkinson's disease in the 2016 Chevron Houston Marathon taking place on January 16-17th. Back for our 20th consecutive year as an official Run for a Reason charity, HAPS is looking to beat our 2015 record-breaking year by having 300 participants with a fundraising goal of $120,000! 

We need your help as a walker, runner, fundraiser, donor or volunteer to meet our goals. 

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