SENIOR CENTER NEWS
The new Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The 28-member group welcomes the community to attend this meeting to learn about resources and more. The new group was established this past summer and is coordinated by Nurses With Heart CEO Carolyn Moore.
“The newly formed Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Action Group got off to an enthusiastic start,” said Moore. “Attendees asked questions and shared experiences. We welcome anyone who has Parkinson’s or a movement disorder, or who is a caregiver, or who just wants to know more to come sit with us to listen or contribute.”
This month, the group will host their first guest speaker, Jordan Sykes of Abbott/St. Jude Medical. Abbott will discuss a new product for Deep Brain Stimulation, the newest four lead technology. Deep Brain Stimulation is a surgical procedure, where leads are implanted in the brain to reduce the effects of tremor and dyskinesia. Research is finding that this surgery often results in a reduction in the number of Parkinson’s medications a person needs to take each day.
Moore believes that, “We are all in this together,” and welcomes community members to join them anytime. Nurses With Heart can be reached by calling 505-424-9099 or via email at WeCare@NursesWithHeart.com