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In the United States, it has been estimated that more than 1 million people have Parkinson's Disease (PD). In Colorado the estimate is 15,000 and in Larimer County there are at least 900 suffering from this chronic disease.

The Parkinson's Support Group in Larimer County (PSGLC) has more than 100 members including PD patients, their caregivers, family and friends, health professionals and other interested parties.

The Larimer County Parkinson’s Support meeting is held the first Wednesday of each month at:
Fort Collins Senior Center
1200 Raintree Drive
10:15am to 12:30pm.
Visitors and newcomers are always welcome. There is no admission charge.

Next Meeting - Wednesday, March 1, 2017
10:30 - 12:30
Fort Collins Senior Center

Sarah Harlow - Senior Services & Home Care Options

The March 1st meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County will revolve around the topic of planning for one’s older years in order to maximize quality of life. Sarah Harlow, B.A., M.S. in Gerontology, Home Care Liaison of Home Instead Senior Care, will discuss senior services and home care options. She has been working with older adults and families in northern Colorado for eighteen years, having been an administrator in assisted living communities prior to her present position. Her passion to serve older adults began at an early age when she lost both of her grandmothers.

Joining her as a speaker will be Kim Barone of Halcyon Hospice and Palliative to address palliative care. After the main program, time will be allowed for informal discussion within groups of persons with Parkinson’s disease and care partners.

Admission is free. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome. Come early to partake of refreshments and chat with others at your table.

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Upcoming Program - Breathing Techniques to Address the Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Workshop - Feldenkrais Fitness Therapy

Back by special request!

When: Saturday, February 25, 1-4 pm
Where:

Raintree Athletic Club
2555 S. Shields St. Fort Collins

Raintree Athletic Club is in the shopping center between Drake and the Fort Collins Senior Center.

Who:

Matthew Zepelin, Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner

Matt

Cost: $12.00
  Matt introduced the Feldenkrais method of physical therapy at the October meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County. The interest he generated resulted in an invitation to return to present a one hour class and now an entire three-hour Feldenkrais workout. No reservation needed.
  This is another offering by the Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County to provide a special low rate! 
Breathing In this afternoon workshop, we will explore a range of breath practices designed to help with the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The breath can be one of our most powerful tools in working with both body and mind: powerful breathing to energize the body, exploratory breath to modulate painful sensations, meditative breath to calm down and decrease anxiety. Some PWPs even report that mindful breathing helps them reduce tremors! Through a combination of breathing exercises, accessible education about the anatomy of breathing, and Q&A, this afternoon workshop will leave you with practical tools to turn your breath into an ally.


Dr. Chris Hageseth
Dr. Chris Hageseth, Director


Donald Gaymon (Home Watch Caregivers) has volunteered to give a ride to our meeting if someone is not able to find a ride. His number is 970-227-9095.

Please note our bad weather policy:  If schools close due to weather problems,
we will not hold a regular support group meeting on that day.


Click here to download a copy of the PD Support for Daily Living packet. The information in this packet will guide you in the management of your disease.

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