Am I the only one who feels this way?

Carol brings her incredible sense of humor.

by Patty Jenkins

You are not the only one! Come join us and meet others who live daily with the challenges of a disability. The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is having a Round Table Discussion on Wednesday, February 13th from 1PM to 3PM at the Lexington Assisted Living (5440 Ralston Street, Ventura). Come share your unique life experience that just might also help others. And come to laugh! Our discussion will open on an amazing positive note with a very special guest, Carol “Call Me Capable” Leish!

Carol has an incredible sense of humor and has lived with her disabilities for most of her life. As a child, Carol sustained speech and vision disabilities as a result of an auto accident. Instead of focusing on her injuries, Carol has chosen to focus on her abilities and strengths. Carol enlightens people by focusing on the strengths that people with disabilities have and demonstrates that there is always a way to get around a situation by either improvising or accommodating to it.

Carol has realized the importance of educating adults and youth to become more accepting of others and started her “Call Me Capable” in-service presentations, and also developed the Call Me Capable™ Game. She inspires her audience with her humor and genuineness and leaves them with an awareness that we are all more similar than different.

“Through the lessons of life, I have realized my goal to help others.” says Carol. “Remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.’ I have and continue to learn lessons of how to educate others, to make them more aware of what I can do–what they can do, too. Thus, remember to Call Me Capable, and Yourself More Capable.”

The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group welcomes the public along with our members, their care-partners and new friends who find themselves navigating the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological conditions. Thanks to the generosity of the Lexington Assisted Living, we host our meetings every second Wednesday of the month from 1 to 3PM. There is a drop-off/loading and unloading driveway in the front of the Lexington. Extra parking is graciously available across the street in the Baptist Church parking lot.

Attendees are invited to check in at the front desk for directions to the 3rd floor and sign-in at the meeting so we can keep in touch with you. Reservations are not required For more information, call Patty at 805-766-6070. The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is an independent and volunteer-organized group, not affiliated with or a part of any other organization or group.

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