WE WALK WITH YOU.
Welcome to the Greenville Area Parkinson Society. The GAPS organization focuses on improving the quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s Disease. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 864-905-2574.
Sign up and become a member of GAPS! There is no fee and no required time commitment. Enjoy meeting people like you, enjoy fellowship and conversation, and learn how to navigate the world with Parkinson’s. Sign up and we will keep you updated about what is going on in the Parkinson community.
The Greenville Area Parkinson Society (GAPS) is a local non-profit organization that offers support, education, and advocacy to people living with Parkinson’s Disease, their caregivers, spouses, and families.
GAPS started in 2005 as an informal social group. Fueled by word of mouth, attendance grew. It became clear that the need for an organization was much larger than originally thought. Accordingly, in 2012, the Greenville Area Parkinson Society was formalized as a 501(c)3 non-profit by Patrick Sullivan and W. Stanton Smith. Our organization is non-medical and non-research, focusing on increasing awareness about the disease and providing resources to individuals with PD and the people in their lives to maximize their quality of life. Since its inception, GAPS' volunteers, directors, and founders have served thousands of people in our area through support groups, expert speaker seminars, social events, and on-going interfacing with the medical community to bring more movement disorder specialists to the area.
WE ARE HERE TO WALK WITH YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY
The Greenville Area Parkinson Society is the only non-profit organization in the South Carolina Upstate dedicated to providing advocacy, support, education, programs, and events to increase awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s disease and to support the caregivers and those walking every day with Parkinson’s Disease.
GAPS WALKS WITH EVERYONE
Greenville Area Parkinson Society is committed to accepting and celebrating all people regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status. We seek to create an organizational culture that promotes and values diversity. GAPS strives to make inclusion central to our work of providing education, advocacy, support, and awareness. All members can live a better quality of life with inclusive and equitable practices.
It’s hard to find something positive to say about the COVID-19 pandemic, but, for the Greenville Area Parkinson Society, there has been somewhat of an upside.