SMH Parkinson's Support Group Hosts
Memorial Hospital's monthly Parkinson's Support Group
for Oxford County will host the President of the Maine
Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association,
Carl Barker in April. The meeting will be held on
Thursday, April 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm in the Board Room at
as being the chapter president, Carl was caregiver for
his wife, who had Parkinson's Disease for 27
years. Barker took up playing the harmonica during
this time of caregiving and is a strong believer that
caregivers as well as individuals with Parkinson's
should not become the disease. He will be bringing
harmonica's to the meeting for others to try.
Barker has previously addressed the group regarding
support group is open to any individual or families who
are interested or have concerns about Parkinson's
Disease. This is an opportunity for people to get
together to share stories, and learn from others
experiences as well as make valuable connections. They
will help provide the latest information from the Maine
Chapter on Parkinson's disease and will assist
individuals and families in obtaining additional
group meets monthly, on the last Thursday of the month
at 2:00 pm. For further information or to RSVP
please contact Marianne Gallo at 207-743-7086.
Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine
Health, which is part of the Maine Health® family.
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