The Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County is an organization of individuals who meet to address the physical, emotional, and social challenges faced by those affected by Parkinson's disease.
We warmly invite you to join us. Meeting others who are dealing with this disorder can be an empowering experience for Parkinson's patients and their families. Regular monthly meetings, weekly exercise sessions, and by-weekly caregivers discussions are all part of the information-rich network available through the Support Group. Quarterly, a special meeting and luncheon is held for our members enjoyment.
Meetings often include educational presentations by Doctors or other Professionals on the latest medical breakthroughs in research and treatment of Parkinson's. Other meetings include share time with Patients, Caregivers, or Community Support Professionals aimed at improving the Quality of day-to-day life living with Parkinson's Disease.
Books, tapes, and current literature are available from our well-stocked library. The Support group makes annual financial contributions to Agencies devoted to Parkinson's Disease research.
Research shows that exercise is the single most important thing we can do for ourselves if we are a Parkinson Patient. Exercising our muscles helps them to stay strong and flexible, and it helps the brain to produce the signals to our bodies to keep us moving. Exercise meetings are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10:30 AM in room 206, at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W Broadway, Fort Worth, Texas, 76104. (Which is located in the Hospital District near downtown Fort Worth, Texas, view on Google Maps) We have a number of recorded exercise routines we follow, as well as an exercise leader. We try to use most of the muscle groups at each session.
The Caregivers Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at the same time the patients are exercising. Our room is connected to the exercise room, so, if we are needed, we are near by. We discuss any and everything a Caregiver would want to talk about. We share information from our experiences regarding the care of our patients, and ask questions galore. It is a very good way to meet others who are dealing with the same experiences you are having and someone may have just the right answer for you. We would love to have anyone interested to come and join us as we live/work with someone who has Parkinson's Disease.
Check our calendar on this web site for further information on the exercise and Caregivers Groups Meetings.