WHAT WE DO
Supporting people with Parkinson's, their families, and their care-partners in the CSRA
We host free monthly meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month, except December, at 6 pm, at the Clubhouse at Brandon Wilde, 4275 Owens Rd, in Evans. Supper and soft drinks are provided. The meetings are also be available on Zoom and Facebook Live at facebook.com/parkinsoncsra. We hope to see you there!
We currently have a Caregivers Support Group and Lewy Body Dementia Support Group that meet on a regular basis as well. Learn more about them in our monthly newsletter.
We strive to provide support as needs change through the progression of Parkinson's disease. Currently, we offer monthly meetings, our monthly newsletter, 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!
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.
Parkinson's researchers work to enhance diagnosis and care and seek better treatments and a cure. We are doing all we can to support their efforts, both locally and nationally, through our annual Sheffield Memorial Research Grant and contributions to national organizations. These efforts are supported by our annual POP Walk event.
Along with the wealth of resources in our monthly newsletter, we maintain a list of programs & organizations that 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. The list is updated regularly with new programs, tools, and organizations.