What is the purpose of a Parkinson’s Disease Support Group?

by Patty Jenkins

Because you are not alone and this meeting is all about you! And you just might end up helping someone, too, by sharing your own experiences battling this more-than-challenging disease. The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month (except December) to learn more about Parkinson’s Disease, the latest research for a cure and better treatments, and also to hopefully learn helpful ways to deal with PD, support each other and maybe even make some new friends! We alternate throughout the year with round table meetings where we get to know each other and share our common challenges and unique coping solutions, along with a variety of speakers and presenters with helpful topics of interest including Movement Disorder Specialists, medical professionals and other professionals who educate us in many aspects about the resources available to help us organize and improve the quality of our lives that are suddenly confronted and changed by Parkinson’s Disease.

Please come and join the Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Wednesday, October 11 for a “Round Table” discussion from 1PM to 3PM at the Lexington Assisted, 5440 Ralston St. We welcome all of our members, their care-partners and new friends who find themselves in this battle with Parkinson’s Disease along with us. We have some presenters for our November meeting but you are the “presenters”!

Thanks to the generosity of the Lexington Assisted, we are able to have our meetings every second Wednesday of the. There is a drop-off/loading and unloading driveway in the front of their building . Extra parking is graciously available across the street from the Lexington in the Baptist Church parking lot. Please check in at the front desk for directions to the 3rd floor and sign-in at the meeting. For more information please call Patty at 766-6070 We are an independent and volunteer-organized group not affiliated with or a part of any other organization or group.

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