April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

 

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Governor McDonnell signed a proclamation declaring April is Parkinson's Awareness month in Virginia! Please click here to view the certificate.


Regardless of your connection to Parkinson’s disease, there are many resources available that can help you educate yourself about PD and get involved in the Parkinson’s community.

  • Join in local programs for people with Parkinson’s disease.  Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) currently offers great activity programs for the DC-MD-Northern VA area that are free of charge:

Choir

Dance

Exercise

 Communication Club

Yoga

For patients, Joel Havemann’s A Life Shaken

For caregivers, Susan Hamburger’s Caring with Courage and Compassion

  • Write an article for PFNCA’s next Newsletter about one of your experiences as a patient, caregiver, or as a participant in one of our programs.
  • Attend a Community Lecture in either Virginia or Maryland. Learn from the presenter and ask questions.
  • Wear a tulip pin. You can order the tulip pins from our office, they are $5.00 each. Please call 703-734-1017.