Comal County Parkinson Support Group
Boerne Hills of Texas Parkinsons Support Group
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at
Rainbow Senior Center at Kronkosky Place 17 Old San
at 1:00 PM in Room 132
You are invited to come and learn about Parkinson Disease and to
realize you are not alone in this battle. There are 1.5 to 2 million
Americans who battle Parkinson Disease on a daily basis. Come meet
the people from Kendall and surrounding counties who live with
Parkinson Disease daily. Come listen to their Experience, Strength, and
Hope dealing with this devastating disease. And learn that you are not
alone. Boerne Hills of Texas Parkinson Support Group is here to help
you through education and through emotional support. For more
information contact: Mike Heatherley 210-291-6750 or email
Alamo Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
- AddressSunset Ridge Church of Christ95 Brees
- Fees:Please contact provider for fee information.
- Application Process:Call or visit website for additional information.
- Eligibility Requirements:Please call service provider or visit website to learn more about eligibility requirements.
- Payment/Insurance Accepted:Please contact provider for accepted forms of payment.
- ADA Access:Please contact facility for accessibility information.
Tell us about the person you’re helping:
- Please contact provider for languages spoken by staff.
Group Offers Support Raises Funds To Search For A Cure
The first signs of trouble seemed so innocuous stiffness in his limbs, slight difficulty typing that Corey King brushed them off as the normal advance of middle age.
But after the symptoms grew more bewildering and he lost his sense of smell and control of his left hand, his wife urged him to seek a diagnosis.
A battery of blood tests, brain scans and a visit to a neurologist revealed the unexpected: He was suffering from young onset Parkinson’s disease. He was 47.
I said I can’t have Parkinson’s disease. That’s what old people have,’ King said. I spent the next couple of months educating myself on what Parkinson’s was.
What he quickly learned was that coping with Parkinson’s required the kind of help that cannot be gleaned from books or literature about the disease.
You have to look somebody in the eye and talk to them. You have to be part of a community, he said. You can’t stand alone because you feel alone enough as it is.
Now, King is 49 and is board president of the Alamo Area Parkinson‘s Support Group, one of the area nonprofits featured as part of the San Antonio Express-News’ 17th annual Grace of Giving series, which concludes today.
The group offers support meetings for patients and their caregivers and also seeks to raise awareness and funds to search for a cure.
8300 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229
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As The Year Rolls On Grace Place Support Groups Will Continue To Support Those Who Know Of Or Care For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia
Grace Place Support Groups will occur every second Saturday of the Month from 10 AM to 11 AM. Due to COVID-19, support groups will continue to have meetings by phone. Registration is required by calling the ALZ Association helpline at 272-3900.
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Grace Notes Community Choir is an intergenerational choir for people living with dementia, Parkinsons Disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders, and their care partners. No experience is necessary you are welcome to join us at any time. We are a supportive community drawn together by a love of singing, and of the connection that music brings to our lives. Our choir is led by Amy Standridge, MM, MT-BC, a Board Certified Music Therapist with a choral degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Other Places To Find Support
Support groups aren’t for everyone. If they don’t appeal to you, there’s no need to force it. If you were involved in community, religious or hobby-based organizations in your life before Parkinson’s, keep up those ties and friendships. In addition, educating yourself about Parkinson’s, and getting involved with local or national Parkinson’s organizations, can be ways to meet people who share some experiences with you without joining a support group.
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Local Community In San Antonio North Texas
The broader San Antonio community is important to our company. After all, our families and friends call San Antonio home. We not only support our community through our home care services but try to give back as well. We routinely participate in such activities and organizations as the Walk to End Alzheimers, Alamo Area Parkinsons Support Group, Alamo Area Home Care Council, First Friday Network and many more organizations and activities that support our senior and challenged populations. We are proud to have founded the Griswold Special Dreams program.
We receive periodic nominations for people that are at the end of life but have a special need or request to be fulfilled. A local board reviews the nominations and selects those that that meet the programs criterion. Once a nominee is selected, Griswold Home Care of San Antonio energizes community support in granting the nominees wish. Needing the assistance of a caregiver does not mean the end of enjoying all that San Antonio has to offer. In fact, the opposite can be true.
Our caregivers are screened using the Department of Public Transportation database to ensure they have clean driving records and can safely transport our clients to the many sites of city. Being elderly or physically challenged no longer means staying at home. With the help of our caregivers you can continue to enjoy such things as the zoo, religious activities, visiting friends and family or a favorite restaurant.
Comprehensive Care For Movement Disorders
In order to develop the best care plan possible, we will consult and collaborate with our other neuroscience experts as well as our patient’s physicians and medical specialists. This type of comprehensive care allows us to create an effective treatment plan that is specifically tailored to control our patients symptoms and improve their lives.
We also offer exceptional patient and family support in partnership with the American Parkinson Disease Association. We operate the Alamo Area Parkinsons Disease Information and Referral Center whose mission is to provide education and support for patients and their care partners. Through this partnership, we provide patient and family support groups and various educational opportunities.
Effective care for movement disorders requires the expertise, compassion, and resources our neuroscience team offers. Patients rely on the decades of experience, vast research and modern technology our nationally recognized specialists provide.
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What We Aim To Solve
People affected by movement disorders face a unique problem. Research shows that these disorders are only predictable in their advancement when a medical regimen is followed closely supported by an exercise regimen. Even though this might seem counterintuitive, the medical research backs it up. In order for people suffering from movement disorders to get regular, effective exercise, programs must exist that they can both financially afford and physically access. SA Moves addresses this need for the San Antonio, Texas community.
Starting A Support Group
Some tips to help you start your own support group:
Choose the group’s target audience.Is it just for people with Parkinson’s, or are care partners and family members invited as well? If you live in a larger city, you can consider gearing the meeting toward a more specific group, such as people with young-onset Parkinson’s disease.Churches, community centers, libraries and other spaces with meeting rooms are great choices. Because members may want to share personal stories, more public spaces like coffee shops and restaurants may not be ideal. You can also decide if your group should meet monthly, twice a month or even weekly.
Figure out a format for the meetings. Will there be one “leader” who facilitates discussions or will members take turns hosting the meeting? From time to time, try to schedule guest speakers such as area neurologists and allied care professionals, like physical therapists and nutritionists. If there are exercise groups for people with Parkinson’s in your area, invite them to give a demonstration and share their services. Of course, leave plenty of time for simply chatting about life with Parkinson’s disease, too.
Spread the word. Ask your doctor if you can share flyers in the office, and let your local hospitals know about the group, too. Bring flyers to libraries, coffee shops and other community spaces. If you’re tech-savvy, start a Facebook group or page, or make a basic website. These are also good ways to keep in touch with members.
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Heart Of Texas Parkinsons And Caregivers Support
In 1986 HOTPACS was the only non-profit organization offering assistance free of charge to people with Parkinsons and their care partners in Waco and the surrounding areas.
MISSION & VISION
- We work to provide exercise, education, and inspiration to people with Parkinsons and their care partners.
- We envision raising awareness of Parkinsons and other movement disorders by providing exercise classes, discussion groups, licensed professional speakers, 10 monthly newsletters, annual membership directory, brochures for distribution at public events, and our internet website.
- HOTPACS invites medical and other professionals to present information and research on Parkinsons and other movement disorders, treatments, therapies, patient care management, insurance and Medicare.
- HOTPACS provides exercise classes, speakers, and discussion groups FREE OF CHARGE.
- Everyone is welcome to participate in classes and attend invited speaker presentations. However, discussion groups are confidential and restricted to people who have Parkinsons and their care partners.
***HOTPACS does not endorse non-prescribed health products, health coaching, or patient care management.***
EXERCISE EDUCATION INSPIRATION
NEWSLETTER & MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY
- Annual Fee $15/person or $20/couple, payable in August
- The newsletter is a must-read, as the editor Martha Black researches the internet and print publications to produce a Readers Digest of valuable information.
QUOTES FROM GROUP PARTICIPANTS
Finding The Right Group
If you’re feeling frustrated about life with Parkinson’s disease, being part of a support group can be one of the best ways to reduce stress and connect with others who can relate to your experience. Care partners and family members also benefit from sharing questions and concerns with like-minded others.
Many resources are available to help you find a support group, including your neurologist or physician , local hospitals , community calendars in local newspapers, and websites of national Parkinson’s disease organizations.
Not all support groups are right for everyone, however. For starters, they come in different formats, ranging from large, formal meetings to smaller “living-room” get-togethers. If you don’t like the first group you find, it’s worth looking for one that suits you better. If you can’t find a group you like in your area, consider starting one. If you are unsatisfied with the available options, you’re probably not the only one feeling that way.
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Right At Homes Trained Care Experts Can Help
If you are one of the 1 million Americans with this chronic condition, you know that symptoms generally develop slowly over the years. Our goal is to be there for you as the disease progresses, providing as much or as little care as needed. Right at Homes specialized home care teams know just how to work with the muscle stiffness and tremors to help prevent frustration and falls. We also help individuals with Parkinsons disease stand strong with these beneficial caregiving services:
Beat Parkinson’s 5k Walk/run
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Welcome to the Beat Parkinson’s 5K Walk/Run! This event will be on Saturday, Oct 10, 2015 at 8am in support of the National Parkinson Foundation and the Alamo Area Parkinson’s Support Group. After the race, enjoy yourself at the Foodie Event. We’ll have music, tasty treats & beverages for you. A great time to relax and have fun after the run!
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