MENOMINEE—The M&M Parkinson Support Group will meet Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at the Harbors Community Building, 1110 10th Ave. Meetings are the third Thursday of each month.
According to the M&M Parkinson Support Group, Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a progressive movement disorder that affects both motor and non-motor function. PD is the second most common neurological disorder in the United States, affecting over 1 million individuals and an estimated 8-10 million worldwide and is continuing to grow rapidly. About 4 % of people with this disease are diagnosed before the age of 50. Every person’s journey with PD is different and the challenges change daily. One of the most important things someone diagnosed with PD can do to remain independent is proper exercises and movements.
This month Becca Hilden, PT and DPT, will share a program with the group about movements that will help maintain proper and safe activity. She will demonstrate techniques starting with sitting on a chair and progressing onward. Hilden is also certified in the LSVT program, commonly known as the Lee Silverman program. Those attending are urged to bring questions and comments to share. Resources will be available.
Because of COVID-19, the group will provide masks, sanitizer and can take the temperature of those attending, as necessary. Those who have not been vaccinated should mention that a mask can be funished.
There is no charge for meetings. For more information, people may call 906-863-9445.