The Parkinson’s Foundation will present an educational conference specifically for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in Oxnard. The symposium “The Care Partners’ Toolbox: Resources for Now and the Future” features speaker Aaron Daley, MA, of the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center at the University of California San Francisco. The conference is free and open to the care partners of people with PD.
“Providing education is a vital part of our mission to empower people with PD and their loved ones to live their best lives possible with Parkinson’s,” said Sarah Osborne, Parkinson’s Foundation Community Program Manager in California. “The care partner’s event will gather the community to learn about topics like communication challenges and managing feelings of frustration.”
In addition, attendees will learn about options for PD care, resources and other support in the local Ventura county area. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with one another, win giveaway prizes, and enjoy complimentary lunch and refreshments.
“Building a network of support is essential for those of us caring for people with Parkinson’s disease,” said Ventura Parkinson’s support group leader and care partner Patty Jenkins. “This event is a great chance to meet other caregivers and learn about ways to manage the very big job of taking care of our loved ones.”
“The Care Partners’ Toolbox: Resources for Now and the Future” will be held on Saturday December 7, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. at the Residence Inn Oxnard River Ridge, 2101 West Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard. It’s free and open to caregivers of people with Parkinson’s and their families. Complimentary respite care, provided by Right at Home Ventura County, will be provided for people with Parkinson’s onsite. Parking and lunch are also free. Registration is required, and seating is limited.
For more information or to register, call Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or visit www.parkinson.org/Ventura.
The Parkinson’s Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson’s community. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636).