The following programs & organizations help those with Parkinson's in their own unique way. Many of these organizations supply guest speakers at our monthly meetings or offer services to the members of the support group. This list is updated regularly with new programs, tools, and organizations.
OUR GROUP MEETINGS
We host free monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except December, at 6 pm, in the Georgia Room at Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Rd, in Evans. The in-person meeting is a potluck supper, with meat and soft drinks provided. The meetings are also typically available on Zoom and Facebook: facebook.com/parkinsoncsra. We hope to see you there!
We currently have a Caregivers Support Group, Aiken Parkinson's Support Group, and Lewy Body Dementia Support Group that meet on a regular basis as well. Learn more about them in our monthly newsletter.
Our monthly newsletter provides up-to-date information about local events and resources available to people with Parkinson's and their care-partners. The newsletter is currently available by mail or email. Click the "Learn More" button below to sign up or view previous newsletters.
If you have valuable information you would like to share in our newsletter, please contact us directly using the contact form on this website.
OUR ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
We strive to provide support as needs change through the progression of Parkinson's disease. Currently, along with our monthly newsletter and meetings, we offer exercise scholarships and our Respite Care Grant Program, all funded by our annual POP Walk event.
LOCAL WELLNESS PROGRAMS
We provide a free exercise class specifically designed for people with Parkinson's, Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 AM at St. Mark United Methodist Church, at the intersection of Washington Rd and Woodbine Rd in Augusta. Other organizations in the area provide wellness resources, including aquatic exercise classes at the Wilson Family Y, Parkinson's specific exercise at Day One Fitness, and therapeutic golf through Marty Turcios' Therapeutic Golf Foundation!
The mission of Parkinson Place, is to meet the physical, mental, emotional, and social needs of those living with Parkinson’s disease. Although they are located in Sarasota, FL and not in the CSRA they have many online classes & events that are free for all to participate in.
The Parkinson’s Foundation (PF) formed in 2016 when the National Parkinson’s Foundation merged with the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, organizations that have served people with Parkinson’s for over a half-century. They provide w ebinars, fitness exercise/meditation classes, podcasts, community discussion forums, and online and kindle/tablet educational materials and booklets, free hospital kits, and more. PF Helpline: 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636)
MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through funded research and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. They provide research activities/information, webinars, podcasts, educational materials, community forums, and more.
DAVIS PHINNEY FOUNDATION
The Davis Phinney Foundation is a non-profit with a mission to help people with Parkinson's live well with the disease. It was founded in 2004 by Davis Phinney, the former professional road bicycle racer and Olympic medal winner. They provide fitness programs, webinars, blogs, podcasts, and a free “Every Victory Counts” manual. Phone: 1-866-358-0285
AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION
Founded in 1961, the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is a grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and helping the approximately one million with PD in the United States live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic neurological disorder.
They provide a support group network, resources for specialized populations, online discussion forum, rehabilitation resource center, educational video library, webinars, and more. Phone: 1-800-223-2732
The Veteran's Administration (VA) provides a website that provides Veterans with general information on Parkinson's and on what is changing in the VA, with monthly updates.
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