Parkinson’s Disease focus of program at Senior Center

“Enlightening the Road:  A Positive Path with Parkinson’s” is a special program to be held at the Negaunee Senior Center Monday.

This program has been planned by the Michigan Parkinson Foundation Support Groups across the Upper Peninsula (currently in Calumet, Escanaba, Ironwood and Negaunee) to help people affected by PD stay abreast with the latest information about PD management and research.

It takes place from 11:00 am to 4:00 p.m. at the Negaunee Senior Center,

 410 Jackson Street.

RSVP is encouraged, as a light lunch will be served. There is no fee to attend.

                        Michigan Parkinson Foundation (248) 433-1011 or (800) 852-9781

The session will featuring the following:

Glen Ackerman, MD, Neurologist  –  Associate Professor of Neurology, Michigan State University School of Human Medicine and School of Osteopathic Medicine, Director of Clinical Operations, Movement Disorders Clinic, Michigan State University; Member, MPF Professional Advisory Board

Richard Berchou, Pharm.D. R. Ph., Pharmacist – WayneStateUniversitySchool of Medicine, Member, MPF Professional Advisory Board

Nancy Knitter, Facilitator- Rochester Support Group and Care Partner,  Board Member, Michigan Parkinson Foundation

Kip Hartman, D.PT, Physical Therapist – Owner, Active Physical Therapy, Marquette

Parkinson Disease is a slowly progressive neurological degenerative disease that affects approximately 30,000 people in Michigan.  There currently is no cure, but symptoms can successfully be controlled for many years with proper treatment including medications, rehabilitation therapies, and in some cases, with surgery.  Drs. Goudreau and LeWitt are renowned experts in treatment, education and research.  It is being demonstrated that exercise significantly affects people with PD as well.  This program brings to the area an update on advances in research and management to help people with PD and their families participate actively in their care.