Every week we will have a group discussion about a specific topic. Everyone will have the option to share how that topic has affected them as well as to offer helpful tips on how they deal with that topic. This is a supportive environment where participants can vent and share their feelings, and lean on each other to help deal with the stressors of every day life with Parkinson's Disease. You will also be free to discuss anything else that is bothering you. You can also use any remaining time to give questions to our group leader, Nurse Julie.
1. Zoom - If you do not feel comfortable joining us in person or are unable to drive, please join us on Zoom. Every Monday we will send out an email with the link to the zoom meeting. Just click on the link and follow the instruction. You will be able to see those of us at the support group as well as other clients joining in on zoom and talk along with us on your smart phone or computer.
2. Drop Box - There is now a drop box in the activity room for participants to give suggestions of topics to discuss at the support group, as well as any questions you may want to leave for our group leader, Julie Markowitz RN. If you are a zoom participant, you can ask someone to add your suggestion/question for you, or you can mail in your suggestion/question to NWI Parkinsons at 2927 Jewett Ave. Highland, IN 46322.
3. Guest Speakers - Once a month we will have a group speaker join us for part of the meeting. We don't want to do this too often because we want to maintain the atmosphere of support and give our participants the time to speak, to vent, and support one another.
Julie has been as registered nurse for 28 years. She has worked most of her career in the inpatient hospital setting. Her areas of practice have included renal, urology, home health, neurology, orthopedics, cardiology, neuro ICU, and intensive care. She has been in charge nurse roles and is a former patient care manager of orthopedics and neurology at a local hospital. She is now our nurse educator and web director.
NWI Parkinson's building activities room.
This support group is held on Tuesdays from 11:15 to 12:15
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