The Hagerstown Parkinson’s Support Group
Hagerstown, MD and the Four-State Area


Support Group Meetings and Events

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You are invited and encouraged to visit one of our support group meetings—without obligation—to decide for yourself if group activity can help you have a better life while suffering from this life-altering disease.  There is no charge (you buy your own lunch), there is plenty of parking, and it is easily accessed by those with mobility challenges.

Our meetings generally consist of a group luncheon at the Western Sizzlin Steakhouse, 17567 York Road,  Hagerstown, MD (301-791-7560) and an expert speaker on some aspect of Parkinson's Disease or its treatment. 

Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of every month, at 11:45 AM.  Please contact the Group Facilitator to verify date and time.  Our meeting schedule, speakers, and activities are shown below.    Put the dates on your calendar now!  Please contact me at 4Parkinsons@gmail.com if you need information or transportation.

Persons with Parkinson's and/or caregivers and other family members should attend these meetings.  Those who have family or friends with Parkinson's and any one with similar diseases are also welcome.

Hagerstown Parkinson’s Support Group
2017 Speaker Schedule

Date

Speaker

January 5

Patients & Caregivers Breakout Sessions

February 2

Daniel Quirk, DPT, Regional Director, FOX Rehabilitation

March 2

Jaclyn Garrish, MS, CCC/SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist, Total Rehab

April 6

Sandra Mertz, Lunbeck, Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension

May 4

Patients & Caregivers Breakout Sessions

June 1

Colleen Brown, RN, BSN, Clinical Specialist for Medtronic DBS

July 6

Eileen McLaughlin, Owner, Right at Home

August 3

Visiting Angels

September 7

Discussion Sessions

October 5

Dr. Stephen Ryan, Physical Therapist

November 2

Dr. Kelly Mills, Movement Disorder Specialist, Johns Hopkins

December 7

Christmas Party -- No Speaker

 

 

At the December 2015 support group meeting, the members presented Art Guyer, the facilitator, with an award.  See https://goo.gl/O4k4r5 for photos of the event.

At the January 1917 meeting, two Outstanding Member Awards were presented  to Dean Cook and Ecile Shaw for their contributions to the support group and the community in general.  A Special Achievement Award was presented to Dean and Carol Cook for the efforts they put into formulating and executing a very successful yard sale to the benefit of the Hagerstown Parkinson's Support Group.  Our May 7, 2016, yard sale was a great success.  See the "rest of the story".

Other meeting material can be located here.  (Savitt and Distefano)

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Take a look at our Newsletters (Left Column) to get a sense of what takes place in our meetings and what kind of information is made available.  They also include our meeting schedule and upcoming speakers.

Our Fall picnic is scheduled for Friday, September 15th at Snook's Park.   If you would like to come, contact Art Guyer at 4Parkinsons@gmail.com for information and directions.

Caregivers' Breakfasts are held to allow caregiver members to get together once a month to discuss common issues and provide input for upcoming events for the Support Group.  These events are held on the third Monday of every month.   If you would like to attend, please contact Art Guyer at 4Parkinsons@gmail.com .  Our next  breakfast is at 8:30 AM on Monday, August 21, 2017, at The Hagerstown Family Diner located at 431 Dual Highway.

Cards have been not been scheduled for this month.  Call Dave DeHaven at 301-582-2815 for specific information or directions.

Bowling for Parkinson's Disease Patients and Caregivers  at Southside Bowls at 17325 Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown, MD has resumed.  Get some exercise.   Call Dean Cook at 304-268-1623 for more information and directions.  Next session:  August 24, 2017, at 1:00 PM.

·         On Thursday, August 24, 2017, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Memory Café will be held:  Free lunch, crafts and meeting at the Otterbein Church on East Franklin Street in Hagerstown.  Contact David Kukor for information at 301-639-3166 or dkukor@ahcglobal.com. 

Educational Activities

In addition to the following activities, see our latest newsletter (left navigational panel) on this site for additional opportunities.

Educational Seminars:

·         (None Scheduled Currently)

Parkinson's Disease Advocate Program:

PD Advocates provide someone for you to talk to about your issues.

 

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The Hagerstown Parkinson's Support Group  |  Group Facilitator: 240-625-2722  |  4Parkinsons@gmail.com