Monday, June 6, 2016

Once Again, Off and On Picked as a Best Parkinson's Blog for 2016 (Along with 14 others)

The invisible hand of Healthline, a San Francisco-based Web site has ransacked the darkest corners of the internet on a desperate quest to find the best blogs on Parkinson's. When every sack had been ran, it turned out that, once again Off and On was chosen for these particular laurels. To the winners go cash prizes of...  heh, just kidding. The winners get this nifty graphic "badge" to append to their blog in a suitable spot, and a temporary vacation from that vexing question "Why am I doing this, anyway?"

The Website posted about the criteria for selection, and had this to say about the winners

 "We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high quality information. If you would like to tell us about a blog, nominate them by emailing us at!"

 Here is what they had to say about "Off and On"

"...learn about symptoms, download charts that can help you manage your medications, and much more. Because the blog’s been active since 2008, and because the writing is so entertaining, you could literally spend hours here."

Thanks to Healthline, and to the readers of this blog, without whom the question "Why am I doing this anyway?" would be way harder to answer.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Parkinson's Activities for Anchorage-Area Persons of the Parkinson's Persuasion

So what will Anchorage People-with-Parkinson's-about-town be doing this month? (aside from tremoring, festinating, and taking pills, I mean.) Myself, I  hope to be swanning around with the in crowd  attending the Parkinson's Telehealth broadcast. The subject is "Thermography, non-invasive and comfortable imaging for detection of breast Cancer for PD, Caregivers, and more" The event is June 13th, 2016, at 1:00pm. To find the Anchorage area broadcast of this live and interactive hour-long session,  head to the Piper Street side of the Providence Hospital mega-plex, go to the second floor, walk down the lonnnnnnnng hall that stretches South from the cafe and look for room 2401 pretty much at the end of the hall on your right. Then rest up for our next fabulous event, the Summer Picnic Potluck at my house, 9601 Elmore Road (Directions: Beware of construction on Abbott Road. It's best to take Elmore South to the lighted intersection with Abbott. Continue South through the intersection and look for  9601 Elmore about a quarter mile later, roughly halfway up a small hill, on your left. Our house is directly after a largeish house with a chain link fence around the front yard. Come up our semi-long driveway and you're there!) The picnic will take the place of our regular meeting June 18th at 3:30. We'll have cold cuts, paper plates and utensils, you bring whatever you think will taste good on a sunny afternoon in early Summer.
I hope you all are enjoying this fine weather, and that none of you spontaneously combust in the heat!