Recommended PD Educational Resources:
Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF) - New York, N.Y., (212) 923-4700
Extensive P.D. Educational Resource via: publications, newsletters, occasional symposiums, PD Briefings (phone, computer, 1-hour, live and archived)
American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) - Staten Island, N.Y., (800) 223-2732
Strong P.D. Education Resource via: publications, newsletters, DVD, topic-specific educational supplements
Davis Phinney Foundation (DPF) - Boulder, CO, (866) 358-0285
Promotes improved quality of life therapies via: publications, exercise DVD, ‘Victory Summit’ symposiums
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) - New York, N.Y., (800) 708-7644
Focus in Funding Research/Getting Benefits to Mark; Communicates via: newsletters, Webinars (phone/computer, 1-hour), ‘Partners in Parkinson’s’ Sessions
The Care Partner Summit
Parkinson.org/Summit or call 1-800-4PD-INFO
Victory Summit Events
Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's - Every Victory Counts Manual
DPF.org or call 1-866-358-0285
Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing Home Abuse Justice
Check out these services to help you get around.
Transportation to grocery store, doctor's visits, social gatherings, museums and more.
Greenville Transportation Authority/Greenlink
Public transportation with paratransit services available.
Non-emergency transportation to medical appointments.
Pick-up and drop-off service via van.
GOOD NUTRITION INFORMATION
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Video about genetic testing for
people with Parkinson's.
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Have a Parkinson's Specialist as your coach and guide!
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Still Waving Goodbye to Parkinson's Disease
In this book, GAPS Co-Founder Stan Smith and his wife, Roz, share what they have learned about how to cope with PD. Roz gives insight and inspiration as she talks about how to approach being a care partner, a topic that is seldom discussed or written about. Stan is candid about his struggles on coming to grips with the disease. He shares what he has learned about the importance of exercise to battle against the disease progression and provides some easy to remember tips on how to deal with people's reactions to you, and how to approach life more positively as a person with Parkinson's.
This book can be downloaded FREE of charge. In lieu of payment, please be generous and make a contribution to "Book Donation". 100% of proceeds go to GAPS. Thank you!
GAPS Finds a Way to Make Lemonade Out of a Lemon
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.