Parkinson’s Support Group
Senior Safety – In Home Care
Several months ago I was asked to speak at the local Parkinson’s Support Group in Easton. The topic I was asked to speak on was Safety in the Home, the same topic I spoke on at the Kent Island Public Library.
So last Tuesday, I gathered our materials and headed to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Easton to share my knowledge on Home Safety. After I handed out all of the worksheets and discussed home safety, I was asked if I would like to stay for the duration of the meeting. Gigi Grey, the Health Educator and Outreach Coordinator for John’s Hopkins, as well as the Parkinson’s Support Group Coordinator, discussed new research studies and possibilities of a new drug to be released this year for Parkinson’s. Ms. Grey also had handouts, newsletters and informational pamphlets for all who attended.
The group was a nice size of about 15 people, who are at different stages of the disease. They shared their experiences and asked questions of each other. They even discussed the annual picnic/party that is coming up in June. Everyone was very nice and willing to share with one another.
Senior Safety in the Home is the first step for In-Home Care.
I enjoyed the meeting and left knowing more than when I arrived. The Parkinson’s Support Group in Easton is the only group in the mid-shore area. And while it may be a 30 – 45 minute drive for some, it is well worth the time it takes to get there if you’re looking for answers to questions or for someone who can relate to what you’re going through.
For more information on the Parkinson’s Support Group in Easton or other areas in Maryland you may contact:
Or you can attend a meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at
Immanuel Lutheran Church
7215 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601