Friends of HAPS,
We are so excited for the upcoming 2018 Annual Awards Gala. The event will be held at The Astorian this Sunday, October 21st at 6pm and will include dinner, drinks, dancing and a brief awards ceremony - announcing our newest award named in tribute to President George W. H. Bush. Due to an overwhelming response to this year's program, it is with deep gratitude that we announce that Sunday's event is completely sold out!
If you had not yet purchased tickets, we hope that you will still consider supporting HAPS by making a donation to the event and support the work taking place in our community. Keep in touch with HAPS and look for future fun events to come - we will see you there!
Anne and Stuart Coco Calia and Petter Pettigrew
Event Chairs Young Professional Chairs
Houston Area Parkinson Society invites caregivers to attend this special, full-day educational event designed exclusively for those caring for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This program will offer participants helpful, practical information that is important to understanding and managing care of someone with PD; learn new skills; and discover local resources while providing an environment where caregivers can connect with others to learn together and learn from each other. This year's program will be held on Saturday, November 10th from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.
This event is a free conference for caregivers only. Most sessions will be recorded and archived on the HAPS website for those who cannot attend.
Breakfast, lunch and educational materials are included. Stayed tuned, more information will be posted soon.
ANNUAL EVALUATION - YOUR VOICE MATTERS...
Each year, HAPS assesses its therapeutic programs, support groups, and educational sessions by evaluating the level of interest and need reflected by attendance andthrough feedback from clients utilizing HAPS services. Program evaluation is important as it improves program design and implementation by allowing us to identify areas for improvement and adapt activities to ensure they are as effective as they can be. Additionally, evaluation helps capture the impact of the program on the community and provides us with the information we need to communicate this impact to funders.
Through ongoing communication with our client base, we are able to remain relevant and work in partnership to provide programs that foster prolonged mobility, promote functional independence, offer enrichment, and encourage opportunities for social connection. This year's evaluation will be administered online as we attempt to increase the number of responses and reduce printed materials. The evaluation will be open September 1st – November 1st. Responses are recorded anonymously, but please only complete it once. If you prefer a paper evaluation, please contact the HAPS office and one will be provided to you. By completing this evaluation, your feedback allows HAPS to meet your needs and ensures that funding is allocated to programs that have been identified as meaningful priorities for our community.
Click here to complete our annual evaluation.