Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Announcing a New Virtual Gathering Place For Isolated Alaskans With Parkinson' s Disease

It bugs me that there are undoubtedly Alaskans out there with Parkinson's Disease who have no support group nor the ability to travel or live where there is one. As far as I know, the only group is in Anchorage. (Is there some group out there I do not know about? I would love to be corrected about this!)

As an experimental attempt to get at this problem I have created a new facebook page. So you're off in a remote corner of Alaska and dealing with Parkinson's Disease? This is the page for you. Post your questions and we'll try to get answers. Let us know where you are so that you can connect with others in your area. 

Come on in, the stove is warm, and so is the welcome.


Dan said...

Great effort... You will certainly have takers on this idea. Parkinson's is too difficult to go it alone. I can't imagine not having the support group friends and good speakers I have been able to avail myself of through our local groups, so I applaud you.

Peter Dunlap-Shohl said...

Hey Dan,

Good of you to drop by. I can't believe it took me this long to come up with this idea. (slaps forehead) Facebook is all about connecting people to other people.Duh.

Keep the faith,