Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Announces Upcoming Speakers, Social Gatherings

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This fall the St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host notable speakers and friendly socials for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.

This fall the St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host notable speakers and friendly socials for people with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. All events are free and open to the public.

“Anyone with Parkinson’s or who cares for someone with the disease will benefit from hearing the latest in research and treatments from our speakers as well as getting together in a safe environment at one of our socials,” said Melanie Lomaglio, a physical therapist who facilitates the support group. She is a certified neurologic clinical specialist and faculty member at the University of St. Augustine.

Upcoming Events
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2 p.m.: Guest speaker Margaret Bennett, a patient advocate for patients with Parkinson’s and their caregivers, will share resources and support services to provide patients and their caregivers with education, resources and support. Location: University of St. Augustine, Room 101, 1 University Blvd., St. Augustine.

Friday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m.: Social at City Coffee Company, 1280 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, Florida.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2 p.m.: Guest speaker Dr. Zhigao Huang, a board certified neurologist from Baptist Neurology Group in Jacksonville, Florida, will host a question and answer session. Location: University of St. Augustine, Room 101, 1 University Blvd., St. Augustine.

Friday, Dec. 11, 1 p.m.: Social. Location to be determined.

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2 p.m.: Guest speaker Dr. Natalya Shneyder, an assistant professor and neurologist at the University of Florida (UF) College of Medicine in Jacksonville, will co-present with Karen Perrin, a nurse who leads the Parkinson and neuropathy program at UF Health Jacksonville, to share the services UF provides to patients. Location: University of St. Augustine, Room 101, 1 University Blvd., St. Augustine.

For more information, visit http://www.usa.edu/parkinsons.

About the St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group
The St. Augustine Parkinson’s Disease Support Group supports patients with Parkinson’s disease by offering year-round resources and access to safe, affordable community-based programs. The group meets every month, alternating a social gathering at City Coffee Company on N. Ponce de Leon Boulevard with events that host notable speakers who discuss their research and share information to help Parkinson’s patients take control of their own treatment and live healthy lives. The group is led by Melanie Lomaglio, an assistant professor at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

About the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education. Founded in 1979, USA has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. USA offers degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, education and health science, as well as residency, fellowship and continuing education programs. For more information, visit http://www.usa.edu. USA is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 80 institutions in 28 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences. For more information, visit http://www.laureate.net.

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