LATEST HAPS NEWS
In-person events are back at HAPS. Join us Sunday, October 31st from 11:00 am-2:00 pm for our "NO" Fall Festival where you can participate in balance and safety checks, visit with vendors, play games, and take home treats! Face masks will be required, costumes are optional. We hope to see you there! Please click here to register so that we know how many to expect. For more details click here.
Biennially, HAPS offers a full-day symposium, featuring local and national experts in the field of Parkinson's who are familiar with the latest in Parkinson's research, treatment and disease management strategies and is presented at no charge to attendees. Our newly named program, ENGAGE. EDUCATE. EMPOWER., focuses on bringing high-level education to those with Parkinson's, their families and the general public with the goal of expanding understanding and implementing long-term disease management strategies.
Keys to successful long-term disease management are maintaining connections with others, staying on top of developments in research, being proactive in your care, and remaining an informed consumer.
In addition to social engagement, exercise and good mental well-being, treatment options such as medications and surgical interventions are a big component of Parkinson's care. Knowing more about the growing number of options puts you in the best position to make appropriate decisions for you.
Started in 2019, the Roadshow's goal was to bring a Parkinson’s related lecture out into the community so people around the 8-county HAPS service area could have more access to educational programs. The unique model of the Roadshow allows for many opportunities for clients to get involved as the same presentation is given multiple times a year. Audience size is limited to promote an interactive learning experience. Since COVID, these meetings have moved to virtual format, and continue with great success. Previous topics have covered Parkinson’s and exercise, and balance and falls. HAPS is proud to bring more clients together, wherever they are, to learn and grow with the Roadshow.
MISSION & PURPOSE
By using a whole-human approach to community building, we reduce the fear and isolation associated with a Parkinson’s diagnosis.
We exist to ensure that no one faces a Parkinson’s diagnosis alone.