Parkinson’s Event Planned at Lewisburg YMCA

LEWISBURG – NorthcentralPA.com is reporting…  The Lewisburg YMCA is organizing an event to support patients and loved ones of those suffering with Parkinson’s disease.

The online news service reports…In partnership with The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Alliance (PMD Alliance), the Lewisburg YMCA will host “Renew! Retreat!” on Sunday, April 14 at the Lewisburg YMCA.

The event is specifically for those affected by Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease in the world, outpacing even Alzheimer’s.

The event is free to attend, but registration is required.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NorthcentralPA.com says… Local healthcare professionals, government agency representatives, and industry partners who are concerned with improving the lives of those living with Parkinson’s will be in attendance.

Lori DePorter, Parkinson’s Educator at the Lewisburg YMCA, said, “Attendees are welcome alone or with their loved ones. Care partners are important to one’s journey, and the Renew! Retreat!

The program aims to be a fun and free in-person workshop that will be a safe and empowering space to learn, share, connect with peers, and ask your most pressing questions of experts.”

Local organizations that have already committed to attend include Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning, Evangelical Community Hospital, The Creative Space in Selinsgrove, and local Parkinson’s artists.

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