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, June 7, 2017
Peggy Dudai - Sharing the Care
10:30 - 12:30
Fort Collins Senior Center
Peggy Budai, RN, BSN, MSN, Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Palliative Care Specialist for University of Colorado Health will be the speaker. Peggy leads a group of close to 200 physicians, nurses, administrators, Medicare specialists, pharmacists, and interested citizens in the Sharing the Care Campaign in Northern Colorado. The group is reaching out in important ways to improve health care in the area, actively involving themselves in projects that the community, including Weld County and Wyoming, has identified but of which the public is largely unaware.
After giving an overview of Campaign efforts, Peggy would like to draw ideas from the audience, including care partners, regarding health issues of concern and needs that are not being met. Interested members of the audience are also welcome to join the Campaign in its efforts to address local health care problems.
The gathering will end with informal group discussions as time permits. The event is free of charge. Refreshments will be available. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome.
After the main program, as time allows, we will have informal discussions 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.
The Biocollective company needs more volunteers for its research to gain information on possible associations between genetic factors and gastrointestinal bacteria in relation to Parkinson's disease. If you haven't already participated by sending in a stool sample, please consider doing so.
Please contact Jake at email@example.com or 413-822-4990 for further information. A great big Thank You to those who have already participated! We've received an update that some results and feedback will be available soon. Only through volunteers can progress be made toward an understanding and cure of disease!
Dr. Chris Hageseth, Director
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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 help guide you in the management of your disease.