The PD Solo Network 2023: Living Alone While Living with PD
Parkinson's Foundation Launches: PD Solo Network
There are two sessions available each week: You are welcome to choose one or attend both.
– 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
– 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET
What is the PD Solo Network:
A virtual network for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD) who live alone, by choice or circumstance. The purpose of this group is to create a community of support for those living without a care partner. People living with PD are the experts about what challenges, changes and accommodations are needed on a daily basis. This network will provide a place to share ideas, concerns, brainstorm strategies, suggestions, resources & to build relationships.
The Parkinson's Foundation is providing the initial funding and support to kick start this network. It will most likely become a very strong network that will operate independently although the Parkinson's Foundation will always be an entity of support & information for the participants. The Foundation will provide resources to launch and maintain the network for a one-year period.
To ensure a solid foundation the initial phase will be facilitated by Mary Berk, a long time Parkinson's support group leader who also happens to be a clinical social worker. Mary will guide the network's development during Phase One or the initial 8-week period. Phase Two will be managed completely by people with PD who live solo.
Phase One will be 8 consecutive weeks via Zoom and will continue to meet thereafter via Zoom at a frequency to be determined by the participants through February 2023.
Phase One- 2023
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Meeting time- 1 p.m. ET - 2:30 p.m. ET and /or 7:30 p.m. ET - 9 p.m ET
There is no charge to attend, but registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.
This is a virtual program, taking place live, using the online Zoom platform. Instructions on joining the webinar are provided after registering.
Social & Emotional Wellness
Learn how various clinical and creative therapies can support not only symptom management but the overall well-being of the person living with PD.
La enfermedad de Parkinson y la cognición
Los expertos le guiarán a través de los temas del Parkinson que a usted más le importan en estos webinars semanales.
Speech and Swallowing
Learn tools and exercises to help you better understand and manage speech, swallowing and communication problems in PD.