Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon to Host Education and Resource Fair at COCC

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO), a local nonprofit that provides support for people with Parkinson’s disease, is proud to host Reconnect, an education and Parkinson’s disease (PD) resources at the Oregon College Community Center on Saturday, May 7.

Reconnect will feature local exhibitors showcasing services to support the Central Oregon PD community. Attendees will benefit from take-home information on treatment modalities to help manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

Registrants will have the opportunity to attend a talk presented by Dr. Amy Briley of Destination Rehab, who will share a new scale of effort to help people with Parkinson’s disease monitor their physical activities. Additionally, the guest will participate in a Q&A session with local neurologist, Dr. Craigan Griffin of Pacific Crest Neurology. These learning opportunities wwill be offered in person.

This is a great opportunity to learn about local health and wellness businesses; gather peer support; learn tips for creating a successful business plan; and gain valuable insight into advocacy and engagement opportunities for Parkinson’s disease.

“We are delighted to help so many people access the services they need. Each year, 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. For many who received this devastating diagnosis during the pandemic, Reconnect is the first chance to understand how deeply supportive this community is,” said Holly Chaimov, executive director of Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon. “Our goal is to create opportunities for personal and direct relationships to help people with Parkinson’s understand their treatment options.”

Exhibitors will include many of Parkinson’s Resources Annual Partners – companies and organizations that share a commitment to improving the lives of people with Parkinson’s disease. Local partners will also be present, with representatives from Destination Rehab, St. Charles Hospital, Pacific Crest Neurology, Rock Steady Boxing, and more.

Event Information:

  • To register online, go to www.pro.eventbrite.com. Online tickets will close 24 hours before the event.
  • Registration is free: the electronic ticket confirms access to the exhibition area for a specified period.
  • Parking lot and location address – Central Oregon Community College, Wille Hall. Free parking lot E1
  • Public Health Safety Guidelines – Attendance at the event is limited and staggered throughout the day for maximum social distancing.

Social media:

For more information about Reconnect or Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon, please visit the following social media channels.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ParkinsonsResources

instagram @pdpronw

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