Friday, December 29, 2017

Coming THURSDAY, January 4th, a Special Edition of the Anchorage Parkinson's Disease Support group: Connie Carpenter Phinney on Care Partnering

We will have a special edition of the Anchorage Parkinson's Disease Support group on THURSDAY, January 4th. Our speaker will be Connie Carpenter Phinney of the Davis Phinney Parkinson's Foundation. Connie has 17 years of experience as a care partner with her husband Davis Phinney. Both Phinneys were champion cyclists ​in the 1980's with Connie winning a Gold Medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games. According to the entry on her in Wikipedia, she "is an American retired racing cyclist and speed skater who won four medals in World Cycling Championship competitions (both road and track cycling) in the late 1970s and early 1980s. She also won the gold medal in the cycling road race at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles,[1] as well as twelve U.S. national championships. She remains the youngest American woman to compete at the Winter Olympics.[2]" Connie will share her experiences and tips for care partners in an hour-long ​presentation that will include time for questions. This special meeting will be at 4:30 on Thursday, January fourth, in our usual meeting place, the Anchorage Pioneer Home, 5th floor West lounge. I hope to see you there!


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