Young Onset Support Group (YOPD)


July 24, 2017 – YOPD Dinner

Young Onset PD (YOPD) Support Group Meeting information
Starting in May and every other month meetings will be the fourth Monday.

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Route 7 Diner, 1090 Troy Schenectady Road (across from Keeler Motors), Latham

Diner dates are:

• Monday, May 22
• Monday, July 24
• Monday, September 25
• Monday, November 27

➢ Meetings for June, August, October, and December will be the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Dates are:

• Saturday, June 17
• Saturday, August 19
• Saturday, October 21
• Saturday, December 16


June 17, 2017 – YOPD Meeting

​​MEETING​
YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE (YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP
DATE:​​Saturday June 17, 2017
TIME:2:00-4:00 PM
LOCATION:Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, New York

​​​For further information regarding the YOPD, contact: 518-783-3492 or
518-371-0448, after 3:00 p.m.

Mission: The YOPD support group shall welcome everyone with Parkinson’s disease including their care network. YOPD will support, share, and encourage PD persons to enjoy quality of life and ensure they are not alone in their journey. Information/issues obtained by YOPD from attendees will be treated confidentially and privacy respected

Our presenter will be Debra Virtanen, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Hypnotherapist (Dr. Debra Q Virtanen, PT, MS, DPT, CCH). She is also certified in the LSVT Big structured assessment and exercise program for people with PD. She has worked with Parkinson’s patients for 39 years. Having done so, two of the most common features of the disease, are anxiety and difficulty sleeping. This became an area of interest for her especially when her husband was diagnosed 3 years ago. She became a hypnotherapist and has been using it successfully since to aide in instruction for self-hypnosis management of these problems. She plans to give a group discussion then a demonstration and will be happy to answer questions about management of PD through hypnosis as well as exercise.

 

 


YOPD 2017 meeting dates

YOUNG ONSET PARKINSON’S DISEASE
(YOPD) SUPPORT GROUP
MEETING INFORMATION

➢ The YOPD will be meeting every January through April on the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 510 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville 12205

For 2017 the meeting dates are:
• Saturday, April 15

➢ Starting in May and every other month meetings will be the fourth Monday.
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Route 7 Diner, 1090 Troy Schenectady Road (across from Keeler Motors), Latham

Diner dates are:

• Monday, May 22
• Monday, July 24
• Monday, September 25
• Monday, November 27

➢ Meetings for June, August, October, and December will be the third Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Dates are:

• Saturday, June 17
• Saturday, August 19
• Saturday, October 21
• Saturday, December 16

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