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Class Cancelations:

The following classes are cancelled because of Good Friday and Easter observances,
and other scheduling conflicts at class locations:

Wednesday April 16: Matt McKean Communication Club at the Virginian

Thursday April 17: Claire Behrens BIG class at the Virginia, Jon Berns  High Aerobics Class at Concord St. Andrews Church Bethesda MD.

Friday April 18:   Kim Brooks classes at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church and
St. Mark Presbyterian Church

Monday April 21: Kim Brooks classes at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church and St. Mark
Presbyterian Church and Jon Berns  High Aerobics Class at Concord St. Andrews Church Bethesda MD

Tuesday April 22: Kim Brooks class at Vantage House

May 8: Claire Behrens class at the Virginian

Save The Date: PFNCA
Open House; Sunday May 4, 2014

Since November, PFNCA has be hosting periodic open houses at its Falls Church office so those impacted by Parkinson’s can meet each other and learn more about programs and services provided by our organization.  Many have asked for an open house to be scheduled during a weekend so they can more easily participate.  The next open house will be held Sunday May 4, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  To learn more, please click here.


Inclement Weather Policy

PFNCA’s office will close when the Federal Government closes for inclement weather.

PFNCA programs follow the closure schedule for public schools in the jurisdiction where the program takes place regarding inclement weather.  For example, if the program is held in Fairfax County, Virginia and Fairfax County schools are cancelled for inclement weather, then the PFNCA program is cancelled for inclement weather.  Below is a list of PFNCA program locations and the corresponding school systems:

Alexandria: Alexandria City Public Schools
Arlington: Arlington County Public Schools
Fairfax: Fairfax County Public Schools
Leesburg: Loudon County Public Schools
Sterling: Loudon County Public Schools

Bethesda: Montgomery County Public Schools
Bowie: Prince Georges County Public Schools
Columbia: Howard County Public Schools
Gaithersburg: Montgomery County Public Schools
Lutherville: Baltimore County Public Schools
Rockville: Montgomery County Public Schools
Silver Spring: Montgomery County Public Schools
Timonium: Baltimore County Public Schools

Washington, D.C.:
Washington, D.C: District of Columbia Public Schools


Introducing PFNCA's Kids Club

PFNCA’s PD Kids Club is designed for children ages eight to fourteen who have loved ones impacted by Parkinson’s Disease.  Club members will receive a periodic newsletter that explains about Parkinson’s Disease and that is written in an age appropriate manner.   There is no cost to be a member of the club.  To enroll in the PFNCA Kids Club, please complete and return this form.


Aware in Care Kits Available

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has launched a nation-wide program, Aware in Care, which aims to help people with Parkinson’s disease get the best care possible during a hospital stay. Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area in partnership with NPF has inventory of the kits to be delivered to the local service area.

To protect, prepare and empower people with Parkinson’s before, during and after a hospital visit, NPF has developed a free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital stay.

Click here to learn more, or call 703-734-1017