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Good Samaritan Rehab Offering Parkinson's Awareness Day

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Good Samaritan is inviting the community to a day of education and exercise for Parkinson’s disease on Saturday, April 30, 2022. During this event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Parkinson’s, the importance of BIG exercise and therapy, and receive encouragement for patients and families living with Parkinson’s.

Joy Uy, Physical Therapist at Good Samaritan, wanted to organize this event for the community as there is currently no support group in Knox County for Parkinson’s. “Living with Parkinson’s disease can be challenging,” said Uy. “My hope is that at this event, patients and families will learn many different things they can do to maintain and improve their quality of life.”

Nearly one million people in the United States are currently living with Parkinson’s disease and approximately 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed each year. The number of Parkinson’s patients continues to grow in Knox County each year as well. “There have been an increasing number of Parkinson’s cases in our area which has led to more families and caregivers being concerned about the progressive decline of their loved ones,” said Uy. “Our event will allow these patients to meet each other, share their stories and support one another in the future.”

The Parkinson’s Awareness Day will take place on April 30, 2022 at First Baptist Church located at 2625 Wabash Avenue in Vincennes at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. Individuals who have questions about the event or would like more information, can call Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Center at 812-885-3601.