Special Event: Patient Education Program for Parkinson’s Awareness

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Wednesday, April 29th

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Panorama Auditorium

 1670 Circle Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503

Panorama is inviting the community to attend a patient education program in recognition of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The guest speaker will be Dr. Pinky Agarwal from the Booth Gardner Parkinson’s Care Center and she will present Parkinson’s Disease: Medication and Non-Medication Options. The Washington Chapter of the American Parkinson’s Disease Association will also be sharing valuable information and resources with attendees.

WHY:  April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.  Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer’s, affecting approximately one million people in the United States. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder.  Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.

Panorama offers a support group to over thirty residents who are battling Parkinson’s or have a loved one who’s been affected by the disease. The support group is organized and facilitated by the Campus Social Services department and meets once per month. In addition, the retirement community has a Parkinson’s exercise class and dinner group which have proven to be another great form of support to these residents. This month, Panorama wants to open its doors to educate, support and renew hope by inviting community members to this special event!

TO LEARN MORE:  For more information about the event, please contact Sara Wasser at 360-438-7776 or sara.wasser@panorama.org.  For more information on Parkinson’s and how you can help make a difference, contact the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) at (800) 457-6676, info@pdf.org or www.pdf.org.

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