PROGRAMS

Offered quarterly, this peer-led event is intended for persons recently diagnosed (0-3 years) with Parkinson’s, their spouses and caregivers, and adult children. Our facilitators share valuable information from their personal experiences with medication, exercise, nutrition, symptoms, and expectations. Lunch is provided. Registration is required.

The next Retreat Day is Saturday, January 26, 2019.

10:00am - 3:00pm

(check-in begins at 9:30am)

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Expert presentations on topics ranging from nutrition and exercise to the latest research as these relate to those people living with Parkinson’s Disease. Offered during weekday lunch hour to accommodate both retirees and those still in the work force.  

Registration is required. 

The next Speaker Seminar is February 21, 2019.

11:30am - 1:00pm

Location TBA


This program reaches out to those members still active in the workforce and the community!   We hope this monthly social night will be a fun way for everyone to come and meet other active  PD members, our board, volunteers, and staff, and that it will help us as we grow in awareness and commitment to the people of Greenville.

 

Our next event: Tuesday, January 29, 2018!

 

5:30pm - 7:00pm

 

Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Stella Artois VIP Room

 

FREE Parking: VIP lot on Church St. 

 

Light appetizers, cash bar, and an opportunity to connect with the Greenville community!


GAPS offers a weekly adult Activities Day and Respite Care at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center where caregivers, spouses, friends, and family can drop-off their loved one every Wednesday between 9:30am - 12:00pm to participate in planned activities. This program provides an opportunity for a person with Parkinson's Disease to socialize and stay active while providing needed time away for the caregiver.

 

Trained staff is on-hand.

 

A screening process is required to sign-up. To schedule a screening time, email Shannon Vann at shanmvann@gmail.com or call, 864-905-2574.

 

Training video for AD-RC volunteers

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Every week, GAPS facilitates local peer support groups for both the people with Parkinson’s and their care partners.  These are offered at different locations around Greenville to accommodate members in all areas. These groups are a critical part of our community where members are able to share their challenges and triumphs as well as ask questions about symptoms, issues, and concerns from people who are walking a similar path. We encourage all members to find a group that suits their needs and plug in for encouragement and support.

 

Below is our schedule for Peer Groups each month. These four locations have break out sessions for the people with Parkinson’s in one session and the caregivers in another session. View full calendar.

 

St. Francis Cancer Center  

First Thursday of every month

104 Innovation Drive

Greenville, SC 29607

2:00pm - 3:00pm

 

Earle St. Baptist Church  

Second Thursday of every month

225 W. Earle Street

Greenville, SC 29609 

11:00am - Noon

 

Seneca Presbyterian Church

Third Tuesday of every month

115 W. South 1st Street

Seneca, SC 29678

3:00pm-4:00pm

 

Rolling Green Village

Fourth Tuesday of every month

1 Hoke Smith Blvd.

Greenville, SC 29615

2:00pm-3:00pm