The mission of the Lower Shore Parkinson’s Support Group is threefold: (1) provide support services that will improve quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s disease; (2) raise public awareness and understanding of the disease; and (3) support research efforts seeking to enhance the treatment of symptoms, slow progression or find a cure for the disease.
NEW SUPPORT GROUP FORMING !!
If you have received a diagnosis of "Young Onset" or "Early Onset" Parkinson's disease...
...then this is the support group for you.
The average age of onset of PD symptoms is about age 60. Individuals diagnosed with PD in their 20s, 30s & 40s are considered "Young Onset" or "Early Onset" cases, usually requiring a different treatment protocol.
On Tuesday evening, June 14th, we partnered with the Worcester County Parkinson's Support Group to host an open house at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore in Salisbury. The purpose of the gathering was to discuss the formation of a new support group solely for this younger segment (less than 10% of total diagnoses) of the Parkinson's community. The discussion was led by Ms. Becky Dunlop RN, MS, an Instructor of Neurology and the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.
If you have an interest in joining this effort, sharing experiences, providing mutual support and making new friends, then contact:
Worcester County Parkinson's Support Group Lower Shore Parkinson's Support Group, Inc.
Email: WorcesterPD1@gmail.com or Email: PDLowerShore@gmail.com
Telephone: Mary Leidner - (410) 208-0525 Telephone: Art Cooley - (410) 749-8511
Hey! Check out our new tri-fold brochure.
Read it here or print to go. Make a copy for someone you know. And come see us if we can help! I SCROLL DOWN I
Newly Diagnosed Forum
Presented by: The Johns Hopkins Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
Friday, July 15th and Friday, November 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Towson, MD.
This forum is for those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in the past one or two years
(Printable flyer with details Here)
We have fun! Check out our summer social event - Picnic at Schumaker Park - in July
Picture gallery under the Special Events tab!
Exercise is vitally important and therapeutic for individuals with PD. We are focused on offering a variety of affordable or free exercise programs for our members. The newest exercise class designed specifically for the PD community is "PWR!" (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery). We offer two PWR! classes each week: Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Wellness Center at MAC, Inc. from 11:00 a.m. to Noon. There is a drop-in fee is $3.
(Check out the Programs & Activities tab above).
Want more exercise? Here's another way to have fun while you exercise body and brain...!
Try Ping Pong (slang for Table Tennis)
The Lower Shore Table Tennis Club www.LSTTClub.org
NEW SCHEDULE: Wednesdays and Sundays from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Drop-in fee of $5 per person. Folks with PD & Caregiver play for free
Check web site for more details
USATT League play available on second Wednesday and last Sunday monthly
Located inside Crown Sports Center just south of Fruitland, our Club has six Butterfly Club level tables and a Robo-Pong 2050 robot (pictures under the Programs & Activities tab). It's fun, it's competitive if you want it to be, and it's great exercise for both the body and the brain.
(Read THIS to see why table tennis is one of the best forms of exercise for individuals with PD).
And it's FREE for individuals with PD from our support group or from the larger Parkinson's community.
The general public is welcomed to play for a "drop-in" fee of $5 per day payable to the Lower Shore Parkinson's Support Group, Inc.; a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation. (Currently closed for a summer break but the new fall schedule will be posted here and on the Club web site below when available).
MAJOR GRANT FUNDING BY ROTARY
This project made possible by a generous district grant from the Rotary Club of Salisbury, Maryland and Rotary District 7630.
Learn about our additional partners and sponsors at:
The Lower Shore Table Tennis Club web site HERE.
Among the other initiatives in which the group is involved are:
* Read the article about availability of free telemedicine assessments by Dr. Ray Dorsey, Neurologist and Parkinson's disease specialist in collaboration with the Caregiver's Resource Center at MAC, Inc.
Find information about these initiatives under the Programs & Activities tab.