MENOMINEE—The M&M Area Parkinson Support Group will meet Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Harbors Community Building, 1110 10th Ave.

The group will have a program from ADRC of Marinette explaining the many helpful programs they offer.

According to the M&M Area Parkinson Support Group, “Their services are so important and valuable to the Parkinsonian and caregiver.”

Parkinson Disease is a progressive movement disorder disease. Parkinson Disease is the second most common neurological disorder in the United States affecting 1 million persons, and an estimated 7 to 10 million individuals worldwide.

Some of the symptoms may include: Sleep disturbance, tremors, speech and swallowing problems, stiffness, difficulty writing, mood problems, loss of voice power, fatigue, balance and gait issues, posture, facial issues and others

Parkinson Disease is not just an elderly person disease. An estimated four percent of people with Parkinson Disease are diagnosed before the age of 50.

It is important that upon diagnosis you assemble a team of resources to help you with the challenges of daily living. Those who attend a support group will be taught how others find resources and assistance to make adjusting to challenges easier.

The group’s goal is to provide support, educational events, resources as well as emotional and spiritual assistance.