The Parkinson’s Resource Center is having a daylong Parkinson’s Power Summit focusing on education and empowerment that includes speakers and workshops Sept. 6 at Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights.
The summit is for Parkinson’s affected community members, family, friends, providers and caregivers. Preregistration is required.
Keynote speaker is Ben Petrick, a retired catcher for the Colorado Rockies who has young onset Parkinson’s and is the author of “Forty Thousand to One.” Other speakers are Jason Aldred, a neurologist and movement disorder specialist with Northwest Neurological who will talk about the latest treatment updates, and Ruth Palnick, a local chaplain with Parkinson’s.
The workshops include Wellness and Joy thru Music, an LSVT Big Program – a treatment used by physical and occupational therapists – and a session on Balance, Gait and Cognitive Connection for people with Parkinson’s.
Register online at www.spokaneparkinsons .org/parkinsons-power -summit. Cost is $25 and includes a breakfast snack, lunch, educational packets and a community-resource fair. For more information call (509) 473-2490 or email center@spokane parkinsons.org.
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