The LSPG has been in operation since April of 2010 and attained tax-exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit public charity effective in June of 2012. The group is dedicated to providing education, information, programs and activities about Parkinson's to improve the quality of life for those with the disease and for their care providers. The LSPG provides information and education through our monthly meetings that include a periodic presentation by a knowledgeable professional addressing a topic of particular interest to the membership. In addition, we offer support to our members in these meetings by having care partners and those living with Parkinson's work in small groups to discuss their respective issues as related to the disease. Meetings are held at MAC Inc., 909 Progress Circle, Salisbury, MD, 21804, the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00 PM. In addition to the monthly meetings, the LSPG supports two functioning exercise programs: Parkinson's Wellness Recovery (PWR!) and the Lower Shore Table Tennis Club (LSTTC). Find out more about these programs here.
Who We Help
Lower Shore Parkinson Group helps members of our community and other counties to be aware of the available support from our organization.
We also reach out to our members as friends and family.
We donate to the research foundations that are working to help us in finding a cure.
What are the Benefits of a support group such as the Lower Shore Parkinson's Support Group, Inc.
• Most important emotional factor is learning you are not alone.
• Support, being accepted despite your problem.
• Learning how others with your disease solve their problems.
• Correcting misinformation about your illness.
• Learning about new treatments, new drugs, hopeful research.
• Learning about available resources, such as household help, or services.
• Being free to complain about issues related to your disease.
• Receiving assistance like borrowing assistive devices, getting a ride home etc.
• Seeing someone who has survived for a long time successfully (hope).
• Observing how different each person experiences their PD disease. (symptoms)