by Patty Jenkins
The Ventura Parkinson’s Disease Support Group is excited to invite our Members, Friends and the Public to attend our “inaugural” meeting on July 10th from 12:30PM to 2:30PM at our new location: Ventura City Hall’s Community Meeting Room (501 Poli Street #202 ). At this “Round Table” meeting we will have the opportunity to get to know each other better, talk about how we cope with the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease, ask questions and share experiences that just might help someone in our Group.
We will also have a surprise guest to help us with our questions and update us on the latest research and local trials going on in our area! Wayne Pickerell, Vice President and Clinical Research Manager of Neurosearch, Inc., has been involved in Parkinson’s Disease for over 18 years and has managed Clinical Research for Neurosearch for well over a decade. Wayne will give us a brief overview of Parkinson’s Disease in general, typical treatments currently prescribed, update us in new treatments and ongoing trials being studied and progress on the search for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease.
Drive straight up California Street all the way to the top where City Hall sits; veer to the right, stop at stop sign and when safe to go, take that immediate left into the driveway on the east side of the building that leads to the large parking lot behind City Hall. Park anywhere except to the west of the sign on the back wall that says “City Vehicle Parking Only” or other “Parking only for” signs.
Enter the building at the handicap access entrance near the handicap parking; go up the hallway past Human Resources and then go to your left. The Community Meeting Room is room # 202 on your left all the way down the hall (past rooms 206, 204, the elevator and stairway). If you park on Poli Street, there is also a handicap access entrance on the east side of the building on the ground floor where the elevator can take you to the second floor; the Community Meeting Room # 202 will be to the left of the elevator. The public is always welcome to attend our meetings. We are an independent and volunteer-organized group not affiliated with or a part of any other organization or group. For more information call Patty at 805-766-6070.