LATEST HAPS NEWS
Houston Area Parkinson Society's 7th Caregiver Conference Caring for Self and Others was held Saturday, November 10, 2018. Caregivers in attendance heard from a group of esteemed physicians and professionals in the field of Parkinson’s disease, with topics developed and presented with a caregiving perspective in mind. While the conference was intended just for caregivers, HAPS knows that the general public may find some of the content important. HAPS captured the morning sessions to share with everyone. You can find the link to the videos from that day here. Again, we thank our speakers for their expertise and our sponsors who made this video possible.
Impact has different definitions to different people and in different contexts. Impact may be thought of as force, influence, meaning, or significance. It can be conceptualized as the long-term effect of an outcome or something we hope to achieve. Whether it is programmatic planning or overarching organizational theory, HAPS considers impact in all the things we do. We use impact as our compass as we develop and implement programs and services; it is how we evaluate our work and where we find our inspiration. To HAPS, impact also means innovative, transformative, and catalytic, as well as, empowering, sustaining and supportive.
The 2019 Blues, Brews & Barbecue benefiting Houston Area Parkinson Society was held on Sunday, April 14th at Wicklow Heights. More than 200 supporters helped raise $35,000 for programs that are critical to serving the Houston Parkinson's community.
By using a whole-human approach to community building, HAPS reduces the fear and isolation associated with a Parkinson’s diagnosis. For 45 years, we have offered free therapeutic exercise and support groups, social services, education, and transportation to families affected by Parkinson’s disease in eight Houston-area counties. Proceeds from Blues, Brews & Barbecue will help fund these services.
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.