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Good Samaritan Hosts Parkinson’s Awareness Day

Good Samaritan Hosts Parkinson’s Awareness Day

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Good Samaritan is working to help patients affected by this disease. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine-producing neurons in the brain. Believed to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, Parkinson’s is very diverse. It affects around one million people in the United States and 10 million worldwide.

Join Good Samaritan and Supernus Pharmaceuticals on April 22, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST at the First Baptist Church Gymnasium located at 2625 Wabash Ave., Vincennes, Indiana. This will be an educational event and include a complimentary lunch for those affected with Parkinson’s and their caregiver. Good Samaritan is proud to host this event to support patients and caregivers affected by Parkinson’s disease.

“We are so excited to be able to celebrate Parkinson’s Awareness Month with this educational event for our community,” stated Joy Uy, Good Samaritan Senior Therapist (PT/OT), Rehabilitation Physical Therapy. “At Good Samaritan, we are dedicated to improving the lives of those diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and providing support for their caregivers.”

Jessica Hedeman, DO, from Trinity Health Neurosciences in Grand Rapids, Michigan will be our guest speaker and will discuss understanding OFF episodes and dyskinesia in Parkinson’s disease. Vendor booths will also be set up with information on services in the community that supports patients. The YMCA of Vincennes, Rock Steady Boxing, Power Through Parkinson’s Support Group and Good Samaritan Outpatient Therapy will be onsite.

Those patients and caregivers who are interested in attending this event can register by scanning the QR code or by calling 812-885-3601. Registration is required by April 19 to help us determine the number of meals needed. If you have any questions, please contact Joy Uy at 812.885.3601.