HAPS was founded in 1974 with a mission to "improve the quality of life for those affected by Parkinson's disease through services, education and advocacy." The organization is dedicated to providing the estimated 24,000 individuals living with Parkinson's disease (PD) in the Houston Metropolitan Area with resources they need to manage the demands dictated by the disease.
This is accomplished in three major program categories:
- therapeutic exercise and support groups
- social services
If you or someone you know could benefit from these programs, please contact HAPS at 713-626-7114.
HAPS exercise programs provides individuals with Parkinson's disease and related disorders with over 40 weekly water or land exercise, speech and music therapy sessions, under the supervision of licensed, physical, occupational, speech and neurological music therapists. We also offer yoga, tai chi, dance, singing, tango and non-contact boxing classes in 32 different Houston locations.
HAPS has two licensed Master's social workers on staff to help educate and provide support to individuals with Parkinson's disease and their family and friends, as well as the greater community. HAPS social workers can help clients maintain independence for as long as possible and assist with successful management of the disease.
HAPS provides numerous programs thoughout the year to educate and raise awareness about Parkinson's disease. Some programs are intented for specific audiences and others are open to anyone interested in attending and learning more. See more information below...