PRESQUE ISLE — A new support group for people living with Parkinson’s Disease, along with their family members and friends, will hold its first meeting from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the Northern Light A.R. Gould Hospital conference center, 140 Academy Street.
The group will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in the conference center located in the hospital’s East Annex. In addition to the traditional sharing and support found in groups such as this, there will also be guest presenters at meetings. These presenters will be determined based on the interest of group members.
Jennifer Bryce, MA, CCC-SLP, is collaborating with Karen Marsters, president of the Maine Parkinson’s Society, for the establishment of this support group. Marsters plans to attend the group and share her knowledge of resources across the state. While there are several PD Support Groups in the state, this group getting started in Presque Isle is the only one in The County at this time. However, Marsters and Bryce hope to work together to provide additional PD support groups in other locations across the region in the future.