Lots of PD Events this Fall

September 28, 2010

Our support group is back from summer break and meeting again the 2nd Monday of each month at the Green Acres. There’s lots of PD related events happening all over our area.  Here’s a list we provided at the last support group meeting.

Upcoming Parkinson Community Events-Fall 2010


Sun and Moon Yoga – Yoga Classes begin – Fairfax City Studio – www.sunandmoonstudio.com

Adaptive Yoga – Tuesday 11:45 am -1:15pm, Friday 11:45am -1:15pm

Gentle Yoga – Monday 12pm-1:15pm, 4:30pm – 5:45pm


October 6 – PAN Udall Dinner – Washington DC – www.parkinsonsaction.org

October 9 – Play for Parkinson’s Lacrosse Tournament – ProjectSpark Foundation – www.playforparkinsons.org

October 15 – 18 Young Onset Conference at SE Parkinson Disease Conference – Atlanta GA – gaparkinsons.org

October 16 – Pacing for Parkinson’s – Baltimore Running Festival – Baltimore MD –www.hopkinspdmd.org

October 16 – Parkinson’s Disease Community Education Day – Richmond, VA – http://www.parkinsonrichmond.com/

October 16 – Poker for Parkinson’s – Melvin Weinstein Foundation – Virginia Beach – www.mwpf.org

October 21 – Parkinson’s Matters 2010 – University of MD – Lithicum MD – http://www.umm.edu/parkinsons/seminar10.htm


November 6 – Delmarva Parkinson Alliance Symposium – Lewes DE – see handout

November 13 – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to A Cure Benefit – Michael J Fox Foundation – NYC, NY- www.michaeljfox.org

If you know of any other events we should post, just drop us a line.

If you would like to download this list in a PDF format for printing, click here.



Yoga Class

April 15, 2010

From Karl —

Dear Friends,

If you attended this month’s meeting, you experienced just a little of what yoga can do for your health, flexibility, and stress. I personally encourage you to make an effort to try the “Adaptive Yoga” class at Sun & Moon. The first class is free. There is both a night class and a day class. I hope that you will do yourself this favor and give it a chance.

For more information about the class, contact Noralea Dalkin at Sun & Moon Yoga in Fairfax at 703-525-Yoga (9642) or go to www.sunandmoonyogastudio.com

Support Group meeting follow-up

April 15, 2010

We had our regular meeting on Monday night.  Thanks to all who attended.  Many thanks to Noralea and Annette from Sun and Moon Yoga in Fairfax.  They shared 30 minutes of yoga with us…what a great way to start off the meeting!  Just a reminder that the new Adaptive Yoga classes are being offered Thursday night and Friday mornings. And the first class is FREE!  So, go try one today…caregivers are welcome too!  And they don’t have to anything…just enjoy the class.

Much of the group discussion covered cycling and Parkinson’s.  Here’s a link to the NY Times article/video of the man in the Netherlands and his bicycling video http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/01/health/01parkinsons.html.

Most folks agreed – any exercise is good exercise!

Support Group meeting reminder – 4/12/10 7pm

April 9, 2010

Hello Everyone – We welcome all to attend our next meeting on Monday, April 12th at 7-9pm in ROOM 110. Water will be provided. Please feel free to bring snacks to share with the group.

For this meeting, the first 15-20 minutes we will have Annette Hyde from Sun and Moon Yoga Studio stopping by to talk about the NEW Adaptive Yoga classes being offered by the studio. The rest of the meeting will be open discussion. If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while, please come and reconnect with friends. If you are new to our group, please come and meet fellow support group members. Please feel free to come after 7pm if you need. You do not need to RSVP to attend the meeting.

Parking & Access to the Center: If you have in the past used University Drive or School St. to access Green Acres, YOU MUST USE THE NEW DIRECTIONS below! The City of Fairfax has closed University Drive at Forest Drive. You will have to use Sideburn Road to access the Community Center. There is NO access to University Drive from GMU’s Patriot Circle. See the NEW directions below. We now recommend everyone parks in the paved lot or in the handicap parking spaces in front of the Green Acres Community Center. If you do park in the gravel lot, the door will not be unlocked or manned. You will have to walk around to the front doors of the center.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday, April 12th at 7pm!

email: angela.robb@cox.net


The Fairfax City PD Support group meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Green Acres Community Center in Fairfax City (Near GMU). ROOM 110 — Please park in the paved lot or handicap spaces in front of the center.

Green Acres Community Center
4401 Sideburn Rd
Room 110
Fairfax, VA 22030

Google Maps Link for Green Acres

From 495
Take I-66 West to Route 123 South towards Fairfax.
Continue on Route 123 South through Fairfax City
Turn left at light onto Armstrong Street
Turn right on Sideburn Rd.
Sideburn Road ends at community center.

From Route 123 and Braddock Rd:
Go north on Route 123
Turn right on Armstrong Street,
Turn right on Sideburn Rd.
Sideburn Road ends at school.

For best access, park in the paved lot or handicap spaces in front of the Center. You can also park along the street and in the gravel lot at the end of the building; but be prepared to walk to the front of the building.

Welcome to our blog!

April 6, 2010

It became clear recently that we needed to have an online place to post information, links, news, etc. that we share at our support group meetings and between meetings.  So, to fulfill this need, Angela created this blog.  This may just be an intermediate step to a full website, but we will give it a try.

Here’s some recent links that may be of interest:

http://www.thepanforum.org/ – View the PAN Forum webcast

Webcast – March Young Onset PD Conference

PDCalendar.info – A grassroots operated and maintained calendar of events all over the country.

Space perceptions may slow Parkinson’s sufferers – NWPF

2009 Hope Conference for Parkinson’s – NWPF

7K more PD patients needed for 23andme – register for PD community discount

More posts will be forthcoming…especially the answer to the international travel vaccines & Sinemet question we asked for folks to comment on last month.

Stay tuned!  Don’t forget to post questions and comments!