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TIMES ARE UNCERTAIN. OUR COMMITMENT IS NOT. Since 1974, Houston Area Parkinson Society has been the go-to resource for individuals and families living with Parkinson’s disease in our community. Our mission has been to ensure that no one faces Parkinson’s alone and we have been unrelenting in our efforts to accomplish this goal.
We need your help now more than ever to help HAPS continue to stay focused on this mission by participating as an underwriter of this year’s Eat, Drink, and Be Charitable event as we raise funds for a critical purpose.
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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.