January 9th, 2016 – Dr. Zhao of University Neurology Associates will be speaking, she is the new staff neurologist. She did her fellowship at the Mayo Clinic specifically on DBS, and will talk about that and other topics related to PD.
February 13th, 2016 – Cindy Fuller, PT, will be speaking on BalanceWear which is a new stabilizing garment to help people improve their balance and mobility.
March 12th, 2016 – Robert L. Howk, Senior Senator for Fresno/Madera Counties and attorney, will talk about changing laws that affect Parkinson’s patients.
April 9th, 2016 – Dr. Matthew Norton is a local holistic chiropractor and will be sharing how chiropractic care can benefit Parkinson’s Disease patients.
May 14th, 2016 – This meeting will be dedicated to fellowship with one another, especially in small groups. This is the perfect time to connect with other members and gain valuable knowledge from one another.
June 11th, 2016 – Dr. Monica Rivera from the Fresno State Department of Physical Therapy and Dr. Audrey Tan from Fig Garden Yoga Studio will be speaking on recent studies on treatment for Parkinson’s.
July 9th, 2016 – Our originally scheduled speaker wasn’t able to attend, so we had a general discussion as a group.
No meeting in August!
September 10th, 2016 – Instead of a speaker, in September we will have small groups for discussion and support for both people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.
October 8th, 2016 – Dr. Maya Katz from UCSF will be joining us in October. She is a movement disorder specialist who has won awards for advancements in treating Parkinson’s.
November 12th, 2016 – Speech Language Pathologists Dawn Crosson and Erin Singleton- LSVP Loud Certified will join us. They will speak on the evidence therapy to treat speech & voice disorders in people with Parkinson disease.
December 10th, 2016 – Join us for our annual holiday celebration! Information will be announced at upcoming meetings.