Saturday, September 3, 2016

What's Up in Anchorage in the Parkinson's Department for the Month of September

Hello friends, it's time for our monthly round-up of the panoply o' Parkinson's events plodding toward you in September, like some rough beast out of  a William Butler Yeats poem. What do the portents portend? Let's cast the Runes aloft and see...

Monday the 12th at 1:00, LIVE from SPOKANE it's the return of the Telehealth Conference! These live, interactive teleconferences about different PD topics bring in the experts to enlighten we Parkspeople about various aspects of coping and caring. The topic this month is Acupuncture and the benefits to those affected by pain and chronic conditions, as well as who acupuncture works for, and a demonstration. To find the Anchorage area venue for 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.

Also this month, the Yoga for Parkinson's group will continue to meet Tuesdays at 1:30 at The Alaska Dance theater studios, 550 E 33rd Ave, West of  the Moose's Tooth. Gentle Yoga for PD people who wish to work on their flexibility and balance, led by our very own Rocky Plotnick or our very own Susan Wong.

Then we have our usual meeting the 17th of September at 3:30 at the Anchorage Pioneer Home. I will be traveling, and so will miss it. As someone pointed out at our last meeting, this provides an excellent opportunity for everyone to get together to plot a coup and topple me from power as president-pro-temp-apparently-for-life of the support group.  If that doesn't interest you, I believe we will have a new member there who is anxious to brainstorm about ways to make sure the unique needs of Parkinson's patients can be better served in hospitals.

Finally, a question. Is anyone from the group planning to attend World Parkinson's Conference in Portland? If so, please email me.

No comments: