Patients of Parkinson's Disease, caregivers, friends and family welcome.
- The Movement Connection, 430 N. Franklin, Colby
Support Group with Elaine Ptacek, Linda Sowers, and/or Crystal Berg Every third Wednesday at 11 a.m. - Caregivers Support Group is every fifth Wednesday The Movement Connection, Colby To attend this free class, you must first complete a required physical intake assessment with Brenda Mazanec at The Movement Connection. The intake assessment is free and helps us fulfill our grant programming goals which makes these Moving to Live classes available. Once you are ready to attend class, please either call or text Elaine Ptacek or email Crystal Berg at email@example.com to reserve your spot. Please remember space is limited, so if you are not able to attend class, please be sure to cancel your reservation as soon as possible. Many people find that support groups help them cope with the day-to-day realities of having Parkinson's Disease. And, having the opportunity to share can be truly therapeutic-- not only for patients of PD, but also for their caregivers and family, too. Additionally, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research says that not only are feelings of depression and anxiety understandable feelings when faced with the diagnosis of PD, but mood disorders are clinical symptoms of PD and can impact quality of life and how treatments work. Mood disorders like depression and anxiety are symptoms of the disease, just like slowness of movement and tremors. However, over the past decade, Parkinson's researchers have placed significant priorities to understand how to treat mood disorders . Experts say that attending support groups can help. Join us for fellowship, occasional speakers and expert presenters.