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Started in 2011, the Summer Lecture Series, held during the months of June, July, and August provide participants with an opportunity to take a break from the heat and hear experts present on topics relevant to improving everyday life with Parkinson's disease. Previous sessions have included: Therapeutic Arts, What's New in Parkinson's Research, Nutritional Tips, Cognition and Parkinson's, Depression and Anxiety, Speech and Swallowing, The Gut Microbiome and more...
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.
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.
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.