The Hagerstown Parkinsonís Support Group
Hagerstown, MD and the Four-State Area


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The Hagerstown Parkinson's Support Group has been in existence for about 30 years, since the mid-1980s.  If you would like to see a history of this support group, click here (PDF)

The group strives to provide an understanding environment in which people with Parkinson symptoms or medication side effects, and their care partners, can come together to discuss common problems, learn coping strategies, and provide peer support and encouragement to one another.  The group also provides a social opportunity for its members who may not like to get out otherwise.

Some people may have difficulty coping with Parkinson's disease. It may be hard for them to ask their doctor questions or talk about their problems with family or friends. A support group may be just the right answer. Many patients have gained encouragement from meeting with others who have Parkinson's disease. The meetings provide an opportunity to discuss experiences and feelings and to share solutions to common problems.

It is our hope participants will gain a better understanding of our shared illness and will, as a result, be better able to manage its challenges.

Here is an article from a local paper that further describes what we are about.

"If we withdraw from one another, we are merely ducking reality.  Why not rather draw strength from each other?"

From the Book, "Shaking Hands with Mr. Parkinson"
by Gary Miller, (c) 2011


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Interested in participating in a Parkinson's Disease Research Project Click here.

If you would like to know more about other clinical studies available for participation, NIH has a Clinical Trials Website here.

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Other Parkinson's Related Items of Interest:

  Parkinson's Disease Educational Activities
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Other Parkinson's Disease Support Groups in our General Area


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