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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."
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   NOTICE: Due to disaster recovery efforts taking place at the American Red Cross building, the Tuesday Tai Chi class with Mary is cancelled and will resume the first week of June. All other HAPS classes are operating as scheduled. 

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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HAPS depends on the generosity of the community to continue to provide much needed services.

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HAPS thanks the following people for their help in leading the organization in fulfilling its mission to provide services and improve the quality of life for individuals living with Parkinson's.  


Randi Carrabba - President
Mike Hendryx - Chair
Chris Brewster - Vice President/Treasurer
Jo Furr - Vice President/Secretary


Joe Ahmad
Denise Bishop
Joan Cupic
Frank Donnelly, Jr.
Philip Francis

Tom Ganucheau
Joyce Gilbreath
Daphne Haskin
Joshua Huss
Leon Keeble
Todd A. Kissner
Dawn McCarthy

Jim Nicklos
Jose M. Oti
Mimi Prioleau
Gerald Rideaux
Erick Sandlin
Terry K. Satterwhite, M.D.
Jim Thorp
Leslye Weaver


Chris Bell
Ron Bernell
Nina P. Brown
Aubrey Calvin
Joiner Cartwright, Jr., Ph.D.
Bob Casey, Jr.
Rich Clifford
Robert Cruikshank
Meredith Cullen
Greg Groogan
Ellin Grossman, Ed.D.
Harriet Hart
Kamden Kanaly
Rob Kerr
Liz Lary
Harriet Latimer
Dan Lauck
Anne Martin
Robert Martone
Marti McWhirter
Quin McWhirter
W.O. Neuhaus III
Malcolm Pettigrew
George Puig
Jeff Rosenberg
Arthur Schechter
Joyce Proler Schechter
Gabriel Zamora


Richard K. Simpson, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S. - Chairman
Madhureeta Achari, M.D.
Leanne Burnett, M.D.
Steve Croft, M.D.
Albert Fenoy, M.D.
Erin Furr-Stimming, M.D.
Robert G. Grossman, M.D.
Cindy Ivanhoe, M.D.
Joseph Jankovic, M.D.
Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, M.D.
Eugene C. Lai, M.D., Ph.D.
Laura Marsh, M.D.
Greg McLauchlin, M.D.
Kim Monday, M.D.
William Ondo, M.D.
Terry K. Satterwhite, M.D.
Mya Schiess, M.D.
Desiree B. Thomas, M.D.
Gage Van Horn III, M.D.
Ashwin Viswanathan, M.D.
Michele York, Ph.D.


Anne Thobae - Executive Director
Kathleen Crist, LMSW - Director of Social Services and Program Development
Celeste Harris, LMSW - Social Worker and Special Programs Coordinator
Angelica Rodriguez - Coordinator of Therapeutic Programs

HAPS Parkinson’s Awareness Month Fiesta

Fiesta - Houston Area Parkinson's DiseaseFriday, April 29, 2016
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Memorial Drive Lutheran Church
12211 Memorial Drive @ Gessner
Houston, TX 77024

RSVP to 713.626.7114  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Join us for Ice Cream, Live Music, Friends, Games, & Fun!

YOPD Breakfast Club


April 30th!