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.

Support Group Meeting: October 5, 2016
Fort Collins Senior Center
10:15 - 12:30

Feldenkrais Method

The Parkinson’s Support Group in Larimer County will be introduced to the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education at its Wednesday, October 5th meeting. Guest speaker Matt Zepelin of Denver is a certified Feldenkrais therapist who has had four years of training in the Feldenkrais Method in Boulder. Feldenkrais therapy is a type of slow, gentle, repetitive physical therapy developed by engineer, physicist and martial arts expert Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984). Although skeptics cite insufficient medical evidence, advocates claim that the Method enhances ability to move, think, and feel by strengthening mind-body connections.

After the formal presentation, Dr. Tracy Yates, Director of Reasearch and Development of The Biocollectives Company in Denver, will distribute specimen collection kits to persons signed up to participate in a research study involving  gastrointestinal bacteria identification and Parkinson’s disease. Other persons will have opportunity to sign up for the study or to engage in informal group discussions.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided and newcomers and visitors are always welcome.

As time permits, informal group discussions will take  place after the formal presentations for people with Parkinson's and caregivers.

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.

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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