Chapel Hill Parkinson's Disease
Support Group Website
We're here to offer information and support as you and your family live and cope with Parkinson's disease.
This site is a forum to connect individuals living with Parkinson's in the Chapel Hill area with local resources, with local events/classes, and with each other. Anyone, regardless of where they live, is also welcome to use this site to look for Parkinson's-related news, events, carepartner and general resources, and an explanation of Parkinson's terms.
If you would like to visit the Chapel Hill support group in person, we meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the Dogwood Room of the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center from 1:30-3:00pm. Carepartners meet from 12:30-1:30pm and every other month, patients have a separate group at 12:30pm. For further information, please contact Jessica Katz at 919-843-1657 or email@example.com.
Events & Announcements
SAVE THE DATE:
11.2.2013 at Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary join us for Moving Day® NC Triangle!!! This is a walk for PD that is the very first of its kind in NC. Click here to register! You can form a team and help to raise funds and awareness around PD, and/or show up on November 2nd to walk, participate in exercise classes, listen to music, eat, get your face painted, meet others and just have an all around good time all in the name of Parkinson's awareness and care. This is more than a walk, it's a movement.
6.8.2013: The 10th Annual Parkinson's Symposium! It will be 8:30am-3:30pm at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. This is a day for people with PD, families and health care professionals to learn from each other. Click here to learn more and to register!
6.8.2013: At 7pm at the Don Gibson Theater in Shelby, NC, Keith Henderson & the Illusions Band will perform to benefit the Cleveland County Parkinson's Disease Fund. Click here for more information.
6.7.2013 and 6.9.2013: Free LSVT Loud and LSVT Big symposiums in Charlotte, including interactive demonstrations of the two evidence-based therapies for PD. Click here for event and registration information.
6.4.2013: The Parkinson's Disease Foundation is offering a free webinar on Improving Communication in Parkinson's Disease: One Voice, Many Listeners. 1-2pm. Click here to register.
April = Parkinson's Awareness Month!!!
4.23.2013-6.11.2013: A new class on yoga, relaxation and mindfulness for people with PD and their families was be offered in Carrboro every Tuesday afternoon for 8 weeks. See this flyer for more information.
4.25.2013: As part of their professional development series on brain research called “What’s the Big Idea?” the Friday Center in Chapel Hill offered a presentation on the evidence of the benefits of dance for Parkinson’s. For more information, click here.
4.19.2013: The UNC Movement Disorders Center hosted its very first quarterly Deep Brain Stimulation Education and Support Group. This is for people who have already had DBS, and their family members, to learn and share. Our DBS specialist, Dr. Richard Murrow, presented on the history of DBS and answered questions on DBS at this first group. Will be be offering the second group in a few months so stay tuned!
4.16.2013: The Parkinson's Disease Foundation hosted a webinar entitled "Medical Therapies: What's in the Parkinson's Pipeline?" Click here to see it archived.
4.12.2013: The National Parkinson Foundation offered a free webinar on What Factors Lead to a Better Quality of Life in Parkinson's. Click here to see it archived.
3.28.2013: A free webinar on Inviting Mindfulness Through Mind-Body Connection. 12-1pm. Click here to find out more!
3.12.2013: The Parkinson's Disease Foundation hosted a free webinar on Under-recognized Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. Click here to see it archived.
3.7.2013: The National Parkinson Foundation offered a free webinar called "The Benefits of Seeing a Neurologist," 1-2pm. Click here to listen to the archived version.