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Belfast Parkinson’s disease support group resumes monthly meetings

Community Author: Cathy Lickteig
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BELFAST — The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Belfast, Maine will resume free monthly meetings starting 10:30-11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the teleconference room at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. Finding practical as well as creative ways to ease the challenges of living with a chronic illness will be the focus of this first meeting. All those living with Parkinson’s, their family members and caregivers are welcome to attend.


During the first half of the meeting, occupational therapist Kristina DiSciullo, MS, OTR/L, of MaineHealth Care at Home will dig deep into her tool bag, sharing tips and tricks, insights and wisdom gathered over years of helping patients and their care partners thrive within the limitations imposed by a chronic condition. Her presentation will offer inspiring, doable solutions ranging from rotating and modifying tasks to using music and humor to enliven day-to-day life.


Meetings of the Belfast Parkinson’s Support Group are an opportunity for those living with Parkinson’s, their family, friends and anyone involved in their care to come together to learn more about the disease, share experiences and talk about ways to remain active and engaged in their lives.  The group will be meeting regularly in the teleconference room at Waldo County General Hospital on the fourth Wednesday of each month during the 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. time slot. Most meetings will begin with an educational presentation followed by a discussion.


The teleconference room at Waldo County General Hospital is located in the Ludwig Building. Enter through the double glass doors in the back of the hospital and take the first left. The first door on the left is the Teleconference Room.  There’s no need to sign up.


For more information about the February gathering, or about the support group in general, please contact group member Dan Avener at 207-322-3214 (before 8 p.,.) or group facilitator Cathy Makofski at 207-975-3620.