The mission of the Lower Shore Parkinson's Group is threefold:
(1) provide support services that will improve quality of life for individuals with Parkinson's disease and their care partner; (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.
Our Region of Service
The Lower Shore Parkinson's group serves Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties on the lower shore of Maryland, (southern) Sussex County in Delaware, and (northern) Accomack County on the Virginia Peninsula.
Who We Are
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.
Strike Out Parkinson's
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