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CALENDARS OF MEETINGS & EVENTS
Note: All calendar information and events are subject to change.
Please visit often for the recent and newest updates.


2017 ---- 2016

2015 ---- 2014 ---- 2013 ---- 2012

2011 ---- 2010 ---- 2009 ---- 2008
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Tulip symbol indicates Columbia Parkinson's Support Group
Meeting and / or Event


Some of the events listed are PODCASTs - WEBCASTs - and WEBINARs.
For an explanation of these web / internet forms of
delivering information click here

INDEX

January 16, 2011
MEETING

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Topic: Alternative therapies along with traditional therapies to address the rehabilitation needs of the person as a whole body, mind and spirit.

Speaker: Hima Dalel - Owner of Vital Energy and board certified licensed Occupational Therapist with 30 years of experience

Vital Energy Wellness and Rehab Center
163 Charter Oak Road   
Lexington, SC  29072        
(803) 359-1551
(803)-359-0362  fax
Email : vitalenergytherapy@yahoo.com
www.vitalenergytherapy.com/

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Hima Dalel
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and Rehab Center
February 4, 2011
WORKSHOP
FELDENKRAIS METHOD - A method developed to improve movement when dealing with neurological, orthopedic or chronic pain conditions

Where: Palmetto Health Baptist Auditorium, Columbia SC
When: Friday, February 4, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Contact: Telephone (803) 296-5978 - Email mary.bundrick@palmettohealth.org

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February 8, 2011
ONLINE
SEMINAR
PD Expert Briefing: Physical Therapy & PD: What You Need to Know

Date:
Tuesday, February 8
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Faculty: Heather J. Cianci, P.T., M.S., G.C.S.

Can exercise and physical therapy help you or your loved one?  How can you find a physical therapist who understands PD?  

Find out by joining us online or by phone for this one-hour online seminar, led by Heather Cianci, P.T., M.S., G.C.S., of Dan Aaron Parkinson's Rehabilitation Center - Good Shepherd Penn Partners, in Pennsylvania.  This seminar is designed to provide information to people with PD and their care partners on the importance of physical therapy and to provide practical tips on dealing with changes in functional abilities, exercising and finding the right physical activity to fit your needs.

Register Now and
Download Seminar Slides

Watch one of PDF's more than 10 online seminars for the latest information about Parkinson’s disease research, treatments, nonmotor symptoms and more.

Click Here for more information

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February 20, 2011
MEETING
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Topic: OPEN FORUM & DISCUSSION

Subject: To be determined

For our open forum meetings we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers.


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February 22, 2011
HEALTH FAIR
THE WATERFORD RESOURCE HEALTH FAIR - Sponsored by the Columbia Northeast Parkinson Support Group

Date: February 22, 2011
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Location: 9370 Windsor Lake Blvd. - Columbia, SC 29223

Presenting vendors of who will have lots of services and supplies to tell you about.  Please invite others that you think would find it of interest.

Contacts for Information:

Paulette Freeman
Email: Paulette.Freeman@PalmettoHealth.org
Telephone: 803-296-3102

Debbie Kelly
Email: dkelly52@sc.rr.com
Telephone: 803 960 8524

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March 15, 2011
EXPOSITION
Mark Your Calendars!
2011 South Carolina Assistive Technology Program Expo
- and - HUBSCRUB

EXPO INFO - Exhibits and fifteen workshops provide the once-a-year opportunity to see and try the latest assistive technology.  Opportunities for networking are tremendous!

Come see what's new in assistive technology and listen to free presentations by great speakers. You can learn more about the 2011 AT Expo and see information (and pictures) from past Expos at http://www.sc.edu/scatp/expo/expo11.html

DATE: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
TIME: 9 am – 4 pm
WHERE: Columbia Conference Center - 169 Laurelhurst Avenue - Columbia, SC 29210 - (803) 772-9811

NOTE: This is at the Conference Center off of I26 near Columbiana Centre, NOTthe Convention Center downtown. Maps and Driving Directions

Don’t miss the chance to see and try cutting-edge products and services for people with all types of disabilities and age-related limitations! Some workshop topics include: home and vehicle modifications, augmentative communication for people who have trouble speaking, iPad and iPod applications for students and for communication challenges, literacy and study supports for students, making electronic information accessible, and tools that help people with brain injuries.

HUBSCRUB INFO --- This year's Expo features another unique opportunity, free of charge. The Disability Action Center and Walton Options for Independent Living are providing a disinfecting, cleaning service through a system known as the "Hubscrub". Bring your non-electronic equipment like wheelchairs, walkers, commode chairs and bath chairs to the Disability Action Center, only a few minutes from the Expo at the Conference Center.

Do you have equipment that you’d like to get out of your garage and into the hands of someone who can use it? Plan to bring it to the Hubscrub event. Help to get equipment in the hands of people who need it for work, home, school, or in the community. You can donate it to one of two non-profits, listed below. It would help to let them know ahead of time, but it’s not necessary.

Disability Action Center (Columbia)
Contact: Kimberly Tissot at ktissot@dacsc.org
Phone: 803-779-5121 ext 124
-or-

Walton Options for Independent Living
Contact: Kathy Pelletier at kpelletier@waltonoptions.org
Phone: 706-724-6262
toll free 1-877-821-8400


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC --- NO PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY --- FREE CEUs have been approved for many disciplines

SPONSORED BY --- South Carolina Assistive Technology Program USC School of Medicine  •  Center for Disability Resources --- University Center for Excellence, Columbia SC 29208 --- Located at Midlands Center, 8301 Farrow Road, Columbia SC 29203 --- Telephone (803) 935-5263  •  (803) 935 5342 fax  •  (800) 915-4522 toll free

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT Janet Jendron at Janet.Jendron@uscmed.sc.edu --- Telephone 803 935 5273

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March 20, 2010
MEETING
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Topic: Challenging behavior of patients and what caregivers can do to help/manage the behavior.

Speaker: Jan Merling, MA - Education Coordinator
Office for the Study of Aging at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina
Office Number: 111G
Building: 730 Devine Street, Columbia SC 29201
Phone: (803) 318-1601
Fax: (803) 777-0246
Email: jmerling@sc.edu

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Jan Merling
Photo from Office for the Study of Aging

April 2011
PARKINSON'S
AWARENESS
MONTH
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APRIL
IS
SC STATE & NATIONAL
PARKINSON'S AWARENESS MONTH!



April 2011
PROCLAMATION
CEREMONY

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NEWS ABOUT
PARKINSON AWARENESS PROCLAMATION CEREMONY AT THE SC STATE HOUSE
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

WILL NOT BE HELD

SC Governor Niki Haley's scheduling office has informed us that that to be fair to all special interest groups, Governor Haley will "not" be having any Governor's Proclamation ceremonies this year.

Governor Haley has officially signed a 2011 State of South Carolina Governor's Proclamation, which proclaims "...April 2011 as Parkinson's Awareness Month throughout the state and encourages all South Carolinians to work together to raise awareness and understanding of this debilitating disease."


We know that not having the ceremony is a major disappointment to the South Carolina Parkinson's community, and to those SC citizens who support or have an interest in Parkinson's disease.

It is unfortunate this annual event will not be held. The State House ceremony was a major way to create Parkinson's awareness among the citizens of South Carolina. This event was also a means for the state government of South Carolina to join other US states in publicly celebrating April as "National Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation Month" at their state capitals.

In lieu of having this event at the State House, we will be exploring other avenues to create Parkinson's awareness during the month of April.

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Photo of people waiting before the South Carolina Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation Ceremony
April 1, 2010
Participants At The SC State House
2010 Proclamation Ceremony
Photo by Dottie Gantt


To view previous Parkinson's Awareness Proclamation ceremonies held at the SC State House, click on the links below.

2009 Proclamation Ceremony
[Note: this link may be slow to load due to videos on the page]

2010 Proclamation Ceremony
April 2, 2011
SYMPOSIUM
Parkinson's Disease Symposium: LIVING WELL WITH PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Attend this extraordinary event! Please join us to hear renowned experts in the field of Parkinson’s Disease present the most current information on this growing neurological disorder.

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2011

Time:
11:30 a.m.-4p.m.

Registration required:
1-877-447-4636

Where:
Carolina First Center, One Exposition Avenue, Greenville SC 29607-- [Off of Highway 291 (Pleasantburg) and Highway 385]

Cost:
FREE --- Lunch is included, Exhibits, Doctor Panel Forum and Q&A

Speakers:
Dr. Mary Hughes (Neurology Chair leads GHS' Parkinson's program) will host the session - and other speakers are Dr. Ray Watts (UAB), Dr. Sandip Jain (Neurologist Greenville Hospital UMC), Dr. Theresa Zeisiewicz (Director of Research SE PD Assoc), and Dr. Rezak (Parkinson's Disease Research Foundation)

Contact / Register:
Phone 1-877-447-4636 or to register visit www.ghs.org/360healthed

Sponsors:
The Symposium is presented by Greenville Hospital University Medical Center in partnership with the Parkinson’s Support Group of the Upstate.

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Flyer for Greenville Parkinson's Seminar

Dr. Mary Hughes
Mary Hughes, M.D.
April 7, 2011
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Dementia Dialogues - A FREE Class presented by the Office for the Study of Aging (OSA)

[OSA is in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.]

Columbia Class - April 7 thru May 5 each Thursday at 6 pm

Register ASAP - Classes fill up quickly

Other classes throughout SC - See schedule below

Note: We are presenting information about this training because Parkinson patients can also have dementia in addition to PD.

Dementia Dialogues is a 5-session training course designed to educate individuals who care for persons who exhibit signs and symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s Disease or related dementias.  Over 13,000 direct care staff and caregivers have been trained and over 6,000 have completed the course.


Visit this website for more information http://sph.sc.edu/osa/programs_dementia.html

Each of the 5 sessions is approximately 90 minutes in length. Participants will be awarded a Dementia Specialist Certificate after completion of all 5 sessions. Recommended participants include CNAs, PCAs, nurses, family members, activity directors, and anyone who interacts with individuals with dementia.  Training is provided at no cost to participants.

This training program which assists caregivers through the following topics:
  • Part 1: The Basic Facts (An Introduction to Dementia)
  • Part 2: Keeping the Dialogue Going (Communication Skills)
  • Part 3: It’s a Different World (Environment: Safety and Helpful Hints)
  • Part 4: It’s Nothing Personal (Addressing Challenging Behaviors)
  • Part 5: Now What Do I Do? (Creative Problem Solving)
View the Dementia Dialogues Course Description and Schedule

Columbia schedule is April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5 (Thursdays) Senior Primary Care, Parkridge

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Jan Merling
Photo from Office for the Study of Aging


If you have any questions,
Call (803) 318-1601
If you would like to attend Dementia Dialogues, print and complete the
Registration for Dementia Dialogues

(PDF Format)
and fax it to (803) 777-0246 or mail it to:

Jan Merling, MA - Education Coordinator
Office for the Study of Aging at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina
Office Number: 111G
Building: 730 Devine Street730 Devine Street, Columbia SC 29201
Email: jmerling@sc.edu
April 12, 2011
EDUCATION
1st In a 4 Part Series - Special Subject Matter for Sandwich Generation Women

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 12 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Oakleaf Village of Lexington, 800 N. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC
Cost: FREE
Contact:
Melanie Anderson
Topic: "Custom-Made Medicine & Medication Overload". "Custom-Made Medicine" deals with medication and medication compounds for specific conditions. "Medication Overload" deals with medication interactions of which you may or may not be aware.
Speakers: James (Buster) Phillips - Airport Pharmacy and Janet Halladay - Producer/Senior Connections

Part 2 is May 17 and Part 3 is June 14 and Part 4 is September 20

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April 15, 2011
SUPPORT GROUP LEADERS RETREAT
SUPPORT GROUP LEADERS RETREAT

Friday, April 15, Charlotte 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

We greatly appreciate our wonderful Support Group Leaders,
as do all their members. We think they deserve some
“support” and a nice getaway too!

Pat Auston, CNNRN, CRRN will take a break from her
full time job as Education Coordinator at St. John’s Mercy Villa
in Springfield, Mo., and serve as facilitator while conducting an
interactive discussion of topics of interest to both new and
veteran Support Group Leaders.

Pat has conducted similar workshops in Rome, Ga.,
Chicago, and in Springfield. She is currently president of the
Parkinson’s Group of the Ozarks. She is certified in both
rehabilitation and neurology.

Make plans now to participate, get to know other SGLs,
learn techniques to strengthen your groups, then join in the
fun Saturday at the Whitewater Center.

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For More Information Contact:
Lisa Van Rossum
Administrative/Development/Program Coordinator
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
Email: lvanrossum@parkinsonassociation.org
(704) 248-3722 (office)
(704) 737-5217 (cell)
5970 Fairview Road, Suite 725
Charlotte, NC 28210
April 17, 2011
MEETING
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Topic:  Assistive Technology for Maximizing Communication Skills

Speaker: Carol A. Page, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, ATP - Director of SC Assistive Technology Program (SCATP)

USC School of Medicine, CDR
Columbia, SC 29208
Email Carol.Page@USCMED.SC.EDU
803-935-5301
www.sc.edu/scatp

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Carol Page
Photo from SC Assistive Technology
Program
May 3, 2011
SYMPOSIUM
Rock Hill, S.C. PD Symposium

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Time: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 includes Lunch, breaks

Registration required
Contact: dskipper@westminstertowers.org or 803-328-5231

Place: 1330 India Hook Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732

Board Chair Mark A. Hirsch, PhD will kickoff a fun and educational day with his keynote address: “Exercise, Neuroplasticity and Parkinson: From Neurons to Neighborhoods.”

Other speakers and details are in the works. Be sure you register early so we can keep you informed as plans develop.

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If you need a scholarship to attend, email Lisa VanRossum at Lvanrosum@parkinsonassociation.org
or call her at 866-903-7275.




Sponsored by the Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
May 10, 2011
EDUCATION
Promise of Science, Power of the Individual
Join the Parkinson Disease Foundation online - for this upcoming free seminar


Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Online presentation begins at 1:30 PM EDT

The Promise of Science
by J. W. Langston, M.D.
This talk will focus on potential future developments in the study of Parkinson’s disease over the next 10 years.

The Power of the Individual
by Lisa M. Shulman M.D.
This talk will focus on how the individual with Parkinson’s disease can help determine disease outcomes.

Members of the Parkinson’s community are invited to watch this seminar live via free webinar (online seminar which includes audio and slideshow). Registration is now open.  Please register using our online registration formhttp://event.netbriefings.com/event/pdeb/Live/promise/register.html

For more information about this online presentation visit this link http://www.pdf.org/en/seminar_power_promise?CMP=EMC-GEN#program

The webinar will also be available for up to one year starting Tuesday, May 17, 2011.  This webinar can be accessed from any computer with high-speed Internet access, worldwide, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. After each presentation is archived, speakers will not be able to answer questions as they can during a live webinar recording, but each presentation can be viewed as often as needed.

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May 14, 2011
FUND RAISING
EVENT
2011 PAR FORE PARKINSON’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

More details to come.
Visit www.parforeparkinsons.org  for more information. 

The net proceeds go to the Movement Disorder Program at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

The goal this year is $25,000.00

Contact Mike Benko - Chairman
Email mbenko@bellsouth.net
Telephone 803-641-2237

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Par Fore Parkinson's Logo
PAR fore Parkinson’s Inc.
501 (C) (3) Charitable Organization
May 15, 2011
MEETING
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Topic: "Half Full or Half ..." - Perspective and Attitude

Speaker: Russ Bell

Russ Bell Speaking
P. O. Box 1256
Columbia, SC 29202
Office: 803 781-2081
Cell: 803 606-7555
Email: russ@russbellspeaking.com

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Russ Bell
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May 17, 2011
Education
2nd In a 4 Part Series - Special Subject Matter for Sandwich Generation Women

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 17· 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Oakleaf Village of Lexington, 800 N. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC
Cost: FREE
Contact:
Melanie Anderson
Topic: Secret Dangers - Crime in Lexington
Speakers: PFC Ryan Whitlock, Town of Lexington and Tony Signerino, Lexington County Fire Prevention
NOTE: While the speakers reference Lexington - the information applies to anywhere.

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May 20, 2011
SEMINAR
10th Annual Parkinson's Disease Seminar in Augusta GA

The MCGHealth Neuroscience Center Movement Disorders Program, a recognized Center of Excellence by the National Parkinson Foundation, invites everyone with Parkinson's Disease, their family and friends to the 10th Annual Parkinson Disease Seminar.

Location: Doubletree Hotel Augusta - 2651 Perimeter Parkway - Augusta, GA 30909

Cost:  FREE

The seminar is open to patients, families and everyone interested in learning more about Parkinson’s Disease. For more information visit this link to see a PDF flyer.

Register early for this FREE seminar by calling Amanda Stefanakos, Outreach Coordinator for the Movement Disorders Program, at 706-721-4895 or email astefanakos@mcg.edu

Note: Those who have attended this seminar in the past have said that this is one of the best Parkinson's seminars.   Well worth the trip to Augusta. Previously, some of the attendees stayed at the Double Tree Hotel the night before the seminar - a special rate was provided to seminar attendees.

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June 2011
NO MEETING
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NO SUPPORT GROUP MEETING - SUMMER VACATION






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See you in July!
June 14, 2011
EDUCATION
3rd In a 4 Part Series - Special Subject Matter for Sandwich Generation Women

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 14 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Oakleaf Village of Lexington, 800 N. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC
Cost: FREE
Contact:
Melanie Anderson
Topic: Interior Revival & Organizing and Simplifying
Speakers: Mandy Summers, M. Gallery Interiors and Roni Klemick, AAA Movers/Senior Services, Inc.

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July 17, 2011
MEETING
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Topic: OPEN FORUM & DISCUSSION

Subject: To be determined

For our open forum meetings we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers.

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August 21, 2011
MEETING
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Topic: Who do you call?

Speaker: We are hosting a variety of vendors and businesses at our meeting, who provide products and services for those with disabilities and/or Parkinson's disease.

Please contact Jenny Barber for more information --
Email  jbarber3@sc.rr.com
Phone  (803) 807-0560

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September 18, 2011
MEETING
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Topic: The benefits of Yoga for Parkinson's

Speaker: Diane Barnes, M. Ed., Owner & Director

Mindful Living Studio
1407 Cherokee Dr
West Columbia, SC 29169-6021
(803) 739-8701
Email mindbodyhealth@gmail.com
/http://www.mindfullivingstudio.com/

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September 20, 2011
EDUCATION
4th In a 4 Part Series - Special Subject Matter for Sandwich Generation Women

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 20 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: Oakleaf Village of Lexington, 800 N. Lake Dr., Lexington, SC
Cost: FREE
Contact:
Melanie Anderson
Topic: From Frumpy to Fabulous & Skin Care for all Ages
Speakers: Brian Maynor, Stylist and Kelly Hyler Conner, Licensed Esthetician

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October 16, 2011
MEETING
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Topic: Assistive technology For Aids For Daily Living

Speaker: Carol A. Page, Ph.D. CCC-SLP, ATP - Director SC Assistive Technology Program

USC School of Medicine, CDR
Columbia, SC 29208
Telephone: 803-935-5301
Email Carol.Page@USCMED.SC.EDU
www.sc.edu/scatp

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Carol Page
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Technology
Program
October 22, 2011
CONFERENCE
Caregivers Conference
Who:  Caregiver Coalition of the Midlands & Palmetto Health PrimeTimes
Date:  October 22, 2011
When:  8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Where:  Riverbanks Zoo in West Columbia, SC
Cost:  FREE - Lunch is also provided for free.
To Register:  Call Palmetto Health PrimeTimes at 803-296-5978   Once registered you will receive an admission voucher for the zoo and other pertinent information.

If you need respite care for your loved one during the conference, you "may be" eligible for help through the Central Midlands Family Caregiver Support Program.  Contact them at 803-376-5390

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November 5, 2011
EVENT
12th Annual Parkinson Walk & Raffle
Who:  CSRA Parkinson Support Group
What:  12th Annual Parkinson Walk:  "ON THE MOVE"
When:  Saturday, November 5th, 2011
When:  10 a.m. start (Registration 9 a.m.)
Where:  Wilson Family Y Track, 3570 Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA
Fee:  $20 or Before October 15th fee is $25
Sign-up:  Email Nathan.Searle@gmail.com or call 615-504-4739
Contact Person:  803-593-6605  K. Hays
Raffle:  At 11:00 a.m.

Get a team together or sign up yourself right away.  Register early before October 15th and sign up for $15.  After October 15th sign-up fee is $20.  You can also register on November 5th at the walk.  Challenge other groups or businesses to match your participation and/or donation.  You can help to eliminate Parkinson's Disease, which affects many loved ones.  All funds raised are used locally by the CSRA support group for research and quality of life programs.

Note:  The Columbia Parkinson's Support Group supports the Parkinson's community by participating with other Parkinson support groups in their events and activities.

The Augusta CSRA support group will meet on October 25 at 6 pm
The Aiken support group will meet on November 4 at 3 pm
Contact Amanda Stefanakos for information about the Augusta and the Aiken support groups  --- phone 706-721-4895  Email ASTEFANAKOS@georgiahealth.edu

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November 20, 2011
MEETING
Picture of Red Parkinson Tulip

Topic: OPEN FORUM & DISCUSSION

Subject: To be determined

For our open forum meetings we usually start with a theme or topic and go from there. Our members have an opportunity to share their own experiences; ask questions of each other; and help each other by proving solutions that they have for various issues, concerns, problems, etc.  At the open forum meetings, our members tell us they learn about things that they can't find in anywhere else, because they are learning directly from other Parkinson patients and their caregivers.

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December 18, 2011
MEETING
Picture of Red Parkinson Tulip
Join Us For Our Annual Christmas / Holiday Party

Entertainment and Refreshments will be provided

We will be having live entertainment by Bob Michalski, who plays a wide variety of contemporary and jazz instrumental selections. Bob has appeared in many locations around Columbia, including churches, weddings, and corporate events. CLICK HERE to hear a short sample of Bob's dinner music.

For several samples of Bob's wide variety music CLICK HERE - Be sure to click on the playlist titles in the right-hand box.

WIS TV recognized Bob in December, 2007 for his volunteer work with music therapy. To see the WIS TV videos CLICK HERE ~~ scroll down the page to find the WIS videos.

Email: reedman@bellsouth.net
Phone: 803-315-8353
Websit: http://www.bobthesaxplayer.com/

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Cartoon of Frosty the Snowman
Happy Holidays!


Photo of Bob Michalski playing his saxaphone
Back by popular demand!
Bob Michalski

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What is a WEBCAST? A webcast is a media file distributed over the Internet using streaming media technology. A webcast may either be distributed live or on demand. Essentially, webcasting is “broadcasting” over the Internet.

What is a WEBINAR? A webinar is a specific type of web conference. It is typically one-way, from the speaker to the audience with limited audience interaction, such as in a webcast. A webinar can be collaborative, and include polling and question & answer sessions to allow full participation between the audience and the presenter.

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