WHERE: Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Ave., Just south of Hoen Ave.
JUNE 1 SPEAKER: Casey Kho, Outreach Specialist with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) will be our guest speaker. She will demonstrate telephone equipment that is free and adapted for California residents who have difficulty hearing, seeing, moving, speaking or remembering. After the speaker, we will have refreshments and then break into small support groups for people with Parkinson's and for families/caregivers.
1. We are in the process of updating our Membership Data Base. Please fill out the form on the table after getting your name tag. This is for ALL members. We need your current updated information.
2. We are getting several new books in our library which are available for check out. Some new titles are:
- Unexpected Journey by George L. Johnston
- How to Live Well with Parkinson's: Advice from a Physical Therapist
- Understanding Parkinson's Disease, a Self-Help Guide
- 100 Questions and Answers About Parkinson's Disease by Abraham Liberman, M.D.
3. We have now sold enough Tulip Pins to break even on the cost of the pins. Every pin sold for $5.00 will now be added to PSGSC as fundraising profit. Keep buying tulip pins for family and friends!
4. Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down the chairs/library materials at our Saturday meetings.
5. The DONATION JAR sent around at our general meetings helps PSGSC pay for the monthly meeting rental, storage space, and mailing address at the church, plus speaker stipends, copying of materials, etc. We have NO Dues or membership fees. Thanks for your monthly donations!
6. Website: Don't forget that PSGSC has a website www.parkinsonsonomacounty.org where you will find our Mission Statement, Board Meeting Minutes, Meeting Announcements, resources, etc. Check it out!!
7. REMINDER: NO MEETING IN JULY
8. REMINDER: AUGUST 10 MEETING IS THE SECOND SATURDAY IN AUGUST (NOT THE FIRST SAT.) Dr. Deborah Swain & staff from the Swain Center VOICE Project will discuss and demonstrate the LSVT LOUD speech therapy approach designed for people with Parkinson's and atypical PD. Several people in our support group have participated in the Swain Center's LOUD program.
-Kathy Osbun, Chairman PSGSC