Support group to air varied perspectives on life with Parkinson’s

Posted Oct. 24, 2011, at 8:03 p.m.

CAMDEN, Maine — How does it feel to live with Parkinson’s disease? What’s it like to care for someone with such a condition? In a departure from its usual format, the area’s Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will encourage people living with Parkinson’s as well as their families, friends and caregivers to share their unique perspectives at a gathering set for noon- 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Organizer Carol Witham said the group will forgo its usual guest speaker in November so that participants, divided into small groups made up of individuals with Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s support givers, can spend more time discussing their experiences.

Witham said the goal is to give both groups a better understanding of each other and of their search for ways to thrive in spite of the neurological condition.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at noon the first Tuesday of each month, at Quarry Hill. Meetings are free and offer opportunities for fellowship and learning. Attendees are encouraged to bring bag lunches. Quarry Hill provides beverages and desserts.

For more information about the support group, call Quarry Hill at 230-6116.

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