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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
  • Ellis
    "HAPS has saved my life." Ellis
  • 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
  • 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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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.

Help HAPS Design Socks for The Honorable George H.W. Bush

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Would you like to help HAPS design socks for former President George H.W. Bush? The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation is holding a contest for the public to design a pair of socks for the sock aficianado himself. President Bush will select a number of winning pairs to be displayed at his library in College Station. 

HAPS would like to form a team of our clients and associates to meet and create a Parkinson's inspired sock to represent the organization. If you would like to participate, please contact Kelly Nicholls at 713-313-1621 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The contest ends on August 31st.

HAPS Summer Lecture Series is Back!

summer-lecture-series-2-2014It is time to take a break from the sizzling heat and join HAPS for its 4th Annual Summer Lecture Series. Enjoy three Friday sessions in June, July and August led by experts addressing relevant topics related to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. 

Click here for more information on lecture dates, topics and how you can register to attend.

Parkinson's News

Supercomputer used to study a common link between addiction and neurological disease 07-25-2014 Recent published research in the Journal of Clinical Investigation demonstrates how changes in dopamine signaling and dopamine transporter function are linked to neurological and psychiatric...