An estimated one million people in the U.S. live with Parkinson’s disease, the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. Symptoms vary, but can include tremors; difficulty with balance, swallowing, chewing and speaking; and cognitive impairment.
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and I, along with the St. Cloud Area Parkinson’s Support Group urge everyone in the St. Cloud and central Minnesota areas to join our community as we promote greater awareness of how Parkinson’s affects those living with the disease, and their families. To get involved, individuals can donate to the Parkinson’s Foundation, American Parkinson’s Disease Association, or The Michael J. Fox Foundation to support research and programs, participate in an event, or share their story or others’ stories on social media. The Support Group meets monthly at two locations:
Third Monday at 1 p.m.
215 North Benton Drive
Last Wednesday at 10 a.m.
677 Brianna Drive
Together, we can make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure.
Facilitator and Program Manager
Independent Life Styles